Car Insurance Recap in New York

In the State of New York, in order to register a vehicle, you must have New York State issued automobile liability insurance.  If there is a lapse in auto insurance, the DMV will suspend your vehicle registration and driver’s license and you will be required to pay significant fines. The State of New York requires […]

Points, what they mean for a person’s driving record and insurance…

In New York State the rules of the road are contained in the Vehicle and Traffic Law. If a person is convicted of breaking one of these rules, it can have serious consequences which include fines, possible jail time, points on a driving record and in some instances, a criminal conviction. Points, by definition, are […]

Statutes of Limitation

In New York, all civil actions must be pursued within a set period of time. This is known as a statute of limitations. In most cases, if the injured party fails to bring a case within the time limit, then the action cannot be pursued. Even if the case was a winner, it can still […]

Potholes-Who’s responsible?

Recently, in East Lansing, Michigan, a pothole repair crew got stuck….in a pothole.  Although this may be humorous and ironic, it brings up a reminder for our readers.  Each spring many new potholes are exposed and sidewalks crumbled by the thawing ice, snow, and salt from winter’s wear and tear.  What’s worse, street signs, road […]

Resentencing For Individuals Sentenced Under The Rockefeller Drug Laws

On January 29, 2014, the Second Department Appellate Division handed down the decision of People v. Brown.  The opinion in this case affirmed the ruling of the Queens County Supreme Court, holding that a parolee is considered “in custody” within the meaning of the recently amended Criminal Procedure Law.  This ruling is very significant, because […]


Recently, Andy Safranko was asked by the Guilderland High School School newspaper – The Journal – to answer a few questions related to cyberbullying. We thought it would be appropriate to supplement that Q & A with a brief background on cyberbullying and how it impacts everyone.   What is cyberbullying? There are several similar definitions, […]

Happy New Year

2013 was a great year for us at LaMarche Safranko Law. George and Andy were selected in the 2013 edition of Superlawyers ; George was honored as one of the Capital District Business Review’s 40 under 40; and Andy was selected for the fifth consecutive year in Best Lawyers in America. We continued to successfully […]

LaMarche Safranko Law Honored

We are proud to announce that George E. LaMarche III and Andrew R. Safranko have been selected for inclusion in George E. LaMarche III and Andrew R. Safranko have been selected to the 2013 New York Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by […]

Not All Beer Is Created Equal

At some point you may have heard or read about the alcohol comparison of beer, wine, and liquor; probably something along the lines of “a bottle of beer is the same as a five ounce glass of wine is the same as a shot of liquor.” This is called Alcohol Equivalence, and it helps people […]