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  • By: On behalf of The Law Firm of Michael R. Franzese
  • Published: April 13, 2018
  • Category: Traffic Violations

No matter how much planning goes into an errand or event, many New York drivers could agree that rushing on the road is all too tempting. Even when punctuality is not a concern, the speedometer can travel higher than speed limits in the blink of an eye. As for New York speeding laws, there are a few details drivers can…Read More

  • By: On behalf of The Law Firm of Michael R. Franzese
  • Published: April 11, 2018
  • Category: General Blog

Following the tragic 2012 gun attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School, when a gunman murdered six adults and 20 children, states around the country chose to enact stricter gun control legislation -- and the state of New York was no exception. In fact, New York was one of the first to create new laws in response to the tragedy. Following…Read More

  • By: On behalf of The Law Firm of Michael R. Franzese
  • Published: April 8, 2018
  • Category: Traffic Violations

Even if you’re a safe and considerate driver, distractions can still occur. In some cases, even a moment’s inattention behind the wheel can lead to grave injury, property damage, or even loss of life. As a result, New York drivers must make every attempt at remaining focused on the road, which is why Geico recommends the following safe driving tips to…Read More

  • By: On behalf of The Law Firm of Michael R. Franzese
  • Published: March 29, 2018
  • Category: DWI

There is typically one number that people in Mineola associate with drunk driving: .08. That is the blood-alcohol content measurement that is almost universally accepted as defining intoxication. Yet it is not the only number related to BAC that New York drivers need to worry about. Per the New York Department of Motor Vehicles, a BAC or .05 percent is…Read More

  • By: On behalf of The Law Firm of Michael R. Franzese
  • Published: March 27, 2018
  • Category: General Blog

The law when it comes to carrying knives can be very unclear, because there are many types of knives and differing laws attached to them. You may have a good reason to be carrying a knife in your possession -- perhaps you go hunting or fishing regularly. You may also carry a knife for your convenience at work, especially when…Read More

  • By: On behalf of The Law Firm of Michael R. Franzese
  • Published: March 23, 2018
  • Category: Larceny

Most in Mineola might think that a charge of larceny would be fairly simple to either prove or disprove: either one stole something, or he or she did not. Yet as is the case with many areas of the law, fighting such an accusation is not always that simple. In some cases, one might have acted in a manner that…Read More

  • By: On behalf of The Law Firm of Michael R. Franzese
  • Published: March 16, 2018
  • Category: Assault

People in Mineola often throw out the word "assault" to describe any manner of different offenses. Some may use it to describe a verbal tirade on directs at another, while some might cite in cases where an actual physical altercation occurred. However it is used, you likely care the most about its context when it is used against you. The…Read More

  • By: On behalf of The Law Firm of Michael R. Franzese
  • Published: March 9, 2018
  • Category: Domestic Violence

Those facing charges of domestic violence in Mineola could find themselves having to deal with some very serious consequences (independent of the criminal penalties they may be facing). The mere idea that they are even associated with such an incident could put a permanent stain on their reputations. If one happens to work in a public position (or one that…Read More

  • By: On behalf of The Law Firm of Michael R. Franzese
  • Published: March 2, 2018
  • Category: Larceny

To the average New Yorker, it might seem that theft is a simple act, with a simple defense; either someone took something without permission or they did not. However, there may be an easy—or at least honest—explanation of why you have the item in your possession. Every case is different, but there are several defenses for theft or larceny. Returned…Read More

  • By: On behalf of The Law Firm of Michael R. Franzese
  • Published: February 26, 2018
  • Category: Traffic Violations

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…Read More

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