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Safranko Speaks Out On Controversial Troy Police Shooting

Safranko Speaks Out On Controversial Troy Police Shooting

  On January 30, retired Troy Police Chief John Tedesco published an opinion piece in the Troy Record defending the Troy Police Department in general, and Sgt. Randall French in particular, regarding the April 2016 incident in which French fatally shot motorist Edson Thevenin after a traffic stop. Tedesco’s piece countered recent criticism of the […]

Second DWI in New York State

Second DWI in New York State

One DWI (driving while intoxicated) or DWAI (driving while ability impaired) conviction in New York state is tough enough: for DWI, a mandatory fine of $500 to $1,000, a six-month revocation of your license, and potentially up to a year in jail; for DWAI, a fine of $300 to $500, a six-month license suspension, and […]

First Offense DWI in New York?  What You Need to Know

First Offense DWI in New York? What You Need to Know

If you are charged with an alcohol-related offense—whether in a car, motorcycle, ATV, or other motor vehicle—the impact can be serious and far reaching. Consequences include fines, license restrictions, and possible jail time. It is important to understand the charges against you and know your rights. Photo by: KOMUnews Your first step should be to […]

How Many Margaritas are Too Many? Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Responsibly

May 5 is Cinco de Mayo, more formally known as the Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, which celebrates a Mexican victory in 1862 over the French. Of course, nobody is thinking about Napoleon and military strategy on this day: Cinco de Mayo has become synonymous with partying and enjoying Mexican food and drinks. But […]

Boating Laws

This Monday is Labor Day, one of the last long weekends of the summer.  Many will be out enjoying the beautiful weather on a boat and we want to provide some important information about boating laws.    Operating a boat while intoxicated is a crime in New York.  Pursuant to New York State Navigation Law §49-A, […]