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Is Drinking & Driving a Felony in New York?

Driving while intoxicated is a serious offense in the state of New York. That doesn’t mean, however, that it always results in felony charges. In fact, most drunk driving-related offenses are considered traffic infections or misdemeanors, unless aggravating factors apply. Let’s take a look at the different offenses and the kinds of scenarios that could […]

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At LoTempio PC Law Group we are often asked if a criminal conviction can be Expunged

A criminal conviction constitutes a guilty plea or a verdict of guilty on any misdemeanor or felony charge. Despite the growing sentiment, not only in NYS but across the country, to enlarge the ability to get a conviction expunged, unfortunately in New York State, there is no such process. Two options we advise our clients […]

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Under Investigation for COVID-19 Fraud? 3 Essential Steps to Take 

In mid-March, the FBI established a nationwide program to combat fraud related to the COVID-19 pandemic. From selling counterfeit personal protective equipment to filing false unemployment insurance claims, there are all kinds of fraudulent offenses that could result in criminal charges. If you’re being investigated for COVID-19 fraud—or you’ve already been charged with a crime—there’s […]

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If I File a Personal Injury Claim, Will I Have to Go to Court?

Accident victims are often wary of taking legal action. When you’re recovering from serious injuries—or taking care of a loved one who is—you have enough to worry about without having to gather evidence, depose witnesses, file motions, and prepare statements. Thankfully, most personal injury claims never make it to trial. While negotiating for an out-of-court […]

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Building a Personal Injury Claim? Avoid These Common Mistakes

On the surface, building a personal injury claim might seem straightforward. Gather evidence, file the necessary paperwork, and things should work out in your favor, right? The truth, unfortunately, is that building a successful case is far from easy. This is especially true when significant damages are involved since the insurance company or opposing party […]

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How Long Do I Have to Take Legal Action Following a Car Accident?

Serious car accident injuries can derail every aspect of a person’s life. Not only do they cause physical limitations—some of which may be permanent—but they can also drain you emotionally and devastate you financially. While recovering monetary damages won’t restore your health or erase the trauma you’re facing, it could at least help you put […]

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Can I Sue a Nursing Home for Coronavirus-Related Damages?

Just because the elderly are among the most vulnerable to COVID-19 doesn’t mean all nursing home residents will inevitably contract the virus. Facilities that follow all recommended guidelines for containing existing cases and preventing new ones can protect their residents and staff amid the outbreak. But what if your loved one’s nursing home waited too […]

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Divorcing During the Coronavirus Pandemic? What to Know & How to Proceed

The spread of COVID-19 and our country’s response to it have impacted American lives in countless ways. Everything from buying groceries to educating children has been modified in an attempt to protect society as a whole. Unfortunately for those in the midst of divorce, legal proceedings have not been immune to the changing times. Whether […]

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