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Powerful New York broker arrested on DWI charges

A real estate broker well-connected to the greater New York City area, who has recently faced other legal troubles, now is dealing with several charges related to drunk driving. One of his charges is a felony.The charges arose in connection with an injury accident. According to police, the man caused an accident that also involved a mother and her son, who was a toddler. The accident happened at an intersection, and the man struck the side of the mother's car with his pickup. Fortunately, the family's injuries have been described as minor.After the accident, police say that they administered tests to the man and determined that he was under the influence of drugs at the time of the accident. In addition to the felony DWI, he also is facing several [...]

Powerful New York broker arrested on DWI charges2019-07-26T00:00:00+00:00

New York State farmworkers now covered by workers’ comp

An historic law affecting all of New York State now extends workers' compensation rights to the state's farm workers, along with many of the other protections long required for most of the state's other workers.A long wait for rights other workers expectThe Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act (FLPA) requires the employers of farm laborers to cover their workers with workers' compensation insurance. It also extends disability benefits eligibility to farm laborers.Notices, in both English and Spanish, describing workers' eligibility for workers' compensation must now be posted by all employers of even farm laborers.The legislation, Senate Bill 6578 and Assembly Bill 8419, was passed by both houses of the New York legislature on June 19, or Freedom Day as it's known particularly among African Americans. The law erases many exemptions that [...]

New York State farmworkers now covered by workers’ comp2019-07-25T00:00:00+00:00

The NYC construction realm yields both rewards and risks

Residents of New York City and its surrounding environs are accustomed to a variety of sounds and noise levels. That is entirely expected in a metropolis that is unparalleled in the United States for its vast reach and nonstop activity.One realm likely surpasses all others for its demonstrated fervor and unrelenting pace. Namely, that is the construction industry.There is absolutely no question that more construction workers are daily engaged in more projects across the seemingly endless metro than is the case anywhere else in the country.Indeed, New York City is a haven of 24/7 construction work. Buildings go up, and buildings come down. Roads are built, expanded and repaired. Workers toil both high above ground and well below the city's surface. A dizzying array of equipment is used, some of [...]

The NYC construction realm yields both rewards and risks2019-07-23T00:00:00+00:00

Physicians should pay heed of first time DWIs

Even a DWI first offense can leave a New Yorker facing serious consequences. This is the case even when the person has never had a criminal conviction before. She may even be a well-respected professional, like a doctor who makes her living treating patients with different illnesses and injuries.Like many others, physicians and other medical may want to enjoy themselves over a few alcoholic drinks from time to time. If as a result they find themselves facing drunk driving charges, whether the charges are well-founded or not, they should strongly consider speaking with an attorney who has experience defending people charged with DWAIs and DWIs.After all, even when jail is not on the table, the license suspension and other penalties can still present a serious hardship for a physician. Furthermore, [...]

Physicians should pay heed of first time DWIs2019-07-12T00:00:00+00:00

Can you get a DUI on a motorized scooter?

Motorized scooters are trending all over the United States. In most metropolitan cities, Lime and other motorized scooter rental companies make renting scooters and bicycles cheaper and faster than other forms of transportation. Because of these qualities, motorized scooters have been very popular-but there may be unforeseen risks associated with them.Tennessee just passed a law stating that individuals may get arrested for drunk driving while on an electric scooter. The law explains that these scooters will be considered motor-driven vehicles and thus the driver may receive a DUI.The law may have stemmed from an incident where an intoxicated 26-year-old died while riding a scooter. In Tennessee, if you are caught riding a motorized scooter with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .08 or higher, you may face up to two [...]

Can you get a DUI on a motorized scooter?2019-07-10T00:00:00+00:00
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