Blog Posts in June, 2014

  • Traffic violation leads to repeat offender felony charge

    || 27-Jun-2014

    When it comes to a traffic violation, most people think of running a red light or some other minor violation. For one local man, however, a routine traffic stop turned into a class D felony. According to a news release, New York State Police stopped a local driver from East Fishkill, New York on a recent Sunday evening for alleged equipment and moving violation. However, the police claim that they ...
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  • Victims of domestic violence cannot afford to wait for help

    || 17-Jun-2014

    It's incredibly difficult for society to cope with the problem of domestic violence because the statistics are staggering. In New York's Dutchess County there were 4,455 domestic violence incidents reported and this resulted in 1,044 arrests. Despite actions being taken to reduce the number of incidents, it was still felt that there was a need to use what was called a lethality assessment ...
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  • Getting ticketed in a work vehicle may have extra consequences

    || 14-Jun-2014

    Readers may not be surprised to learn that numerous studies demonstrate that cellphone use behind the wheel can increase the risk of unsafe driving that leads to a traffic violation or a motor vehicle accident. However, readers may not have considered this prospect from an employer’s perspective. When employees are using company vehicles for official business, any crash caused by texting or ...
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  • Deciding whether collaborative divorce is the correct route

    || 4-Jun-2014

    We've been hearing more and more about collaborative divorce in the media. Though this promises in certain divorce matters to be less contentious than taken the case through court, it requires a level of commitment from all the parties involved to be successful. Parties to such a divorce do need to be collaborative. This can be difficult, however, because individuals are often blind to their ...
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