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What should you do if you receive an NOL?

Many stoplights in Nassau County, New York are equipped with red light cameras. These cameras snap a picture of your vehicle if you run a red light. Once captured, the system issues you, if you are the owner of the vehicle, a Notice of Liability, according to the Nassau County website. If you receive one, you can go to the county website and enter the NOL number to find out the exact violation that triggered the NOL. You also can watch the actual video footage taken. 

What should you do if you are put under a protective order?

You may consider your relationship with your spouse or partner to be like any other in Mineola, experiencing the customary ups and downs that all romantic partnerships do. That may be the reason why the news of your being served with a protective order comes as such a shock. Your initial reaction may be to reach to your significant other to try and work things out. However, doing so could qualify as contempt of court, which, if you are found guilty of, could leave you facing criminal penalties. So what should you do in such a situation? 

3 options for an assault and battery defense

Like other criminal offenses, an assault and battery charge can have lasting consequences. A conviction can result in expensive fines and even jail time. Beyond that, it can seriously damage your personal and professional life. You could lose your job or professional license due to a criminal conviction. You might even have problems finding a new apartment in Mineola and other cities or run into various other complications due to your criminal record. This is why building a strong defense is so important to your future.

Petit larceny: when a penalty far outweighs the crime

When the seriousness of a penalty far outweighs the crime, there is clearly an issue at hand. Such is the case for countless New Yorkers who have been found guilty of larceny; some, unfortunately, have already faced major repercussions. These charges, while reasonable to a degree, can ultimately damage a person's reputation, professional life and overall wellbeing. 

The purpose of field sobriety tests

Like most people in New York, you are likely aware that a driver who police suspect might be intoxicated could be asked to perform a few actions before being arrested. Some of these tests are called field sobriety tests as they are generally administered in the field at the location where officers first pulled the driver over. However, unlike what many people may think, these tests do not and can in no way prove that a driver is drunk.

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