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Bystander Death in Police Pursuit

Albany Pedestrian Injury Lawyer Explains Cobleskill Bystander Death in Police Pursuit A pedestrian death during a police chase in Cobleskill underscores the inherently risky tradeoff between bystander safety and police exemption from speeding laws during criminal pursuit and other emergencies. At around 10 PM on Friday, November 9, 2018, two Cobleskill Police officers in separate […]

Beekmantown Helicopter Crash Tragedy

Clifton Park Personal Injury Lawyer Explains How Wrongful Death Claims May Bring Compensation to Victims’ Families Investigators are looking into what caused a helicopter to crash into power lines and burst into flames in northern New York on October 31, 2018 killing two utility workers and injuring two others. The crash occurred in Beekmantown, NY […]

Deadly Adenovirus Outbreak in New Jersey

Albany Personal Injury Attorney Explains Wrongful Death Law in Adenovirus Outbreak A ninth child has died as a result of an outbreak of adenovirus at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, New Jersey. According to health officials, the outbreak started on September 26, when a child in the ventilator unit was diagnosed […]

Evanovich Honored as Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyer

The National Trial Lawyers Announces Nicholas Evanovich as One of Its Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in New York The National Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce that Nicholas Evanovich of LaMarche Safranko Law, PLLC in Clifton Park has been selected for inclusion into its Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial […]

Schenectady Police Officer Exonerated

On October 19, 2018, a Schenectady County grand jury cleared Schenectady Police Officer Mark Weekes of criminal wrongdoing in the death of a man in police custody, declining to file any criminal charges against him after being presented with the case by the New York state attorney general’s office. Officer Weekes was under investigation by […]

After the Tragedy, Assessing the Liability

The LaMarche Safranko Law family wishes to extend its deepest sympathies to all those affected by the devastating limousine crash of October 6, 2018. Here we offer some information on the legal issues that inevitably arise from a tragedy of this magnitude, as investigators try to determine what went wrong, and victims’ loved ones struggle […]

Apple Vs. Law Enforcement On iPhone Privacy

As law-enforcement agencies find ever-more-sophisticated ways to hack into iPhones, Apple finds equally sophisticated ways to block them and protect its customers’ privacy. And it doesn’t appear this smartphone tug of war is likely to end soon. The issue came under public scrutiny after a 2015 mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., which killed 14 […]

Get Out Of Jail Free?

In January, New York State bail laws came under scrutiny when Governor Andrew Cuomo joined a growing chorus of voices calling for the end of bail as we know it. As part of a larger package of criminal-justice reforms, Cuomo proposed eliminating the cash bail requirement for those in the state facing misdemeanors and nonviolent […]

Interrogation Law: The Cameras Are On

A new state law requiring law enforcement agencies to video record custodial interrogations with individuals accused of serious crimes, including homicides and violent felony sex offenses, went into effect on April 1, 2018. Introduced in 2017 as part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s criminal justice reform package, and passed by the state legislature last year, the […]

New Gun Laws in New York State

On March 31, a bill that would require domestic abusers in New York state to turn in all their guns sailed through the Senate and Assembly and was promptly signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The bill expands on previous legislation requiring abusers to turn over only their handguns, and also broadens the scope […]