New York Civil Rights And Criminal Defense Lawyers

Month: January 2019

3 mistakes to avoid when facing a DWI

If you ever find yourself under arrest for a DWI in the Brooklyn area, you might want to be cautious about the steps you take immediately afterward. Regardless of the evidence law enforcement may have against you, your actions play a role in the outcome of your case. Navigating the criminal justice system when facing a DWI is not easy, but it is not impossible. Here are a few mistakes to avoid when dealing with a drunk driving charge. 1. Thinking law enforcement on your side Law enforcement uses a variety of tactics to gather evidence to substantiate the arrests and charges. One strategy is...

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A fight with a bouncer can lead to a personal injury claim

You love going out to dance with friends, and you often go to local bars and nightclubs to do so. Last week, you and a friend went to a local nightclub to meet up with some people you were acquainted with. During the visit, a small fight broke out between some other people who were there. Trying to be helpful, you and your friend stepped in to break up the fight. By then, it was too late because the bouncers got involved. You tried to explain that you were also trying to help break up the fight, but you ended up getting thrown out after having the bouncer throw, and land, a punch. You...

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Are your civil rights and liberties the same?

Before you can tell if your civil rights have been violated, you need to understand what your civil rights are. The United States government protects many rights of its citizens. Interfering with those civil rights is a violation of the law and creates a situation where you can seek compensation from those who hurt you. Knowing your rights is important. Most laws that regulate civil rights are federal. These include laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Housing Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the Voting Right Act of 1965. Are civil rights...

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