Don’t Ignore a Seatbelt Ticket

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Most everyone knows the slogan "click it or ticket." Getting a ticket for not wearing a seatbelt may seem like a minor infraction but could in fact come back to haunt you down the road, no pun intended. In New York, a seatbelt infraction does not carry any points but does impose a fine. It also appears on the guilty party's driving record. By appearing on a driver's record, it can have an adverse effect when attempting to plea to a reduced charge in the future to a speeding violation or failure to obey a traffic device. These infractions carry points as well as fines. Now here is where ignoring a seat belt ticket can come back to bite you. Let's say one is ticketed for not wearing their seatbelt…
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Glens Falls NY Lawyer

Capital District & Adirondack Area Lawyers
[caption id="attachment_807" align="alignleft" width="300"] Glens Falls and Hudon Falls NY Lawyers[/caption] (518) 668-3711. Affordable Glens Falls, NY Lawyer. Speeding tickets, DWI / DUI, Criminal Law, Realty, Trusts, Estates, Wills, Divorce, Family & Matrimonial Law   OUR AFFORDABLE LEGAL SERVICE: If you are looking for an affordable attorney to handle your case right by Glens Falls, off Bay Street, Ridge Street, Glen Stret, Warren Street, Broad Street, County Route 47, Harrison Ave, or maybe out by Fort Edward, Queensbury, South Glens Falls, Brasier Falls, or Hudson Falls, New York, Carbone & Carbone LLP provides the legal services that you need. Our winning formula of focusing on fine details and also bringing you the quaility service that you deserve has led us to great success for our clients also in Queensbury,¬†Bolton Landing,…
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How to Avoid a Speeding Ticket

How to Avoid a Speeding Ticket

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[caption id="attachment_1712" align="alignleft" width="300"] Ways to avoid getting a ticket for speeding[/caption] How to Avoid Speeding Ticket Fines in Upstate NY 1. Know your surroundings. Make sure you are not driving excessively through a school or work zone. Points are assessed double in such zoned areas so be sure to stay odometer-alert when passing through.   2. Don't assume the "Within 10 Miles an Hour Rule." This mythical unwritten rule can come back to haunt those who take faith in it. Many people are under the wrongful assumption that the police will not pull a driver over if they are speeding within 10 miles over the posted limit. This is simply not the case so be careful and try to keep that needle as close as possible to what the…
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How to select a criminal lawyer

How to select a criminal lawyer

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THINGS TO THINK ABOUT BEFORE SELECTING A CRIMINAL LAWYER Being faced with a criminal charge is without a doubt a stressful experience, to say the least. The first thing one needs to be aware of is that you have the right to counsel from the start. This opportunity should be immediately taken advantage of, as time is often of the essence when it comes to criminal charges. Seeking out the right lawyer is extremely important and said decision should not be made in haste. [caption id="attachment_5605" align="alignleft" width="150"] Finding a NY Criminal Lawyer[/caption] Finding an attorney who not only has vast experience in criminal law, but also is experienced in the court and county in which you are charged. Every court has their own specific quirks and nuances that can…
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Getting Pulled Over by the Police in Upstate NY

Getting Pulled Over by the Police in Upstate NY

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[caption id="attachment_1782" align="alignleft" width="300"] What to do when getting pulled over by the police[/caption] WHAT TO DO WHEN THE POLICE LIGHTS ARE IN YOUR MIRROR Getting pulled over by the police in Upstate NY or anywhere while driving can be a very shocking, startling, and extremely stressful experience. For most drivers, this has happened at least on one occasion and it is something that should not be taken lightly during the moment it is occurring. Typically, a driver is pulled over by an officer of the law when they are breaking some sort of traffic law, such as speeding, running a red light or stop sign, etc. Other reasons may include suspicion of driving while intoxicated or other criminal offenses. When one views the flashing red light in their rear…
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How to Make a Good Impression in Court

How to Make a Good Impression in Court

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[caption id="attachment_1366" align="alignleft" width="228"] How to Make a Good Impression in Court[/caption] Top 5 Ways to Make a Good Impression in Court 1. Dress for success! Make sure you wear something appropriate for the situation. I know a lot of people are the "T-Shirt and Jeans" type, but that is not the proper attire for court. One does not have to wear a 3 piece suit, however, just something neat and professional looking. A good fail safe outfit for males would be a pair of dress pants and a shirt and tie. That look never goes out of style and it is appropriate for just about any situation. For the ladies, I am less versed in women's fashion, but something conservative is most always a safe bet. 2. Body language…
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What to do after getting a Criminal Charge

What to do after getting a Criminal Charge

Blog, Criminal Law
When faced with a criminal charge, whether it be a felony or misdemeanor, there are numerous things one should take into account before dealing with the issue head on. First, one should know their basic rights. Everyone is familiar in some fashion with the "Miranda Rights, " which begin with "You have the right to remain silent." This statement is an extremely important one in that it gives the accused the right to not say anything that would potentially incriminate themselves in the future. More often than not, defendants are convicted not on the actual accused crime itself, but on the criminal procedure that follows thereafter. All sorts of verbose technicalities ensue during a criminal investigation and if one were to slip and say the wrong thing out of context,…
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New York’s No Fault Divorce

New York’s No Fault Divorce

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[caption id="attachment_693" align="alignleft" width="260"] No Fault Divorce Lawyer Option[/caption] DIVORCE BY REASON OF NO FAULT IN UPSTATE NY Recently NY passed new legislation within the domestic relation law that now allows couples to divorce by reason of "no fault." This is similar to divorce by way of irreconcilable differences, which is a divorce option in other states. What this means is that neither party is holding the other responsible for the pending dissolution if the marriage. Prior to this recent legislation, the quickest way to divorce by way of mutual agreement without holding either party at fault was to file a separation agreement and then live separate and apart for at least one year. After such time, one of the parties would file for divorce and a judgment was typically…
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The Law of Steve Jobs

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With the passing of the incomparable Steve Jobs, one cannot come across a tech article or blog without the mention of his name. With that being said, it is arguable that without Steve Jobs, we would have no blogs to even read. Steve Jobs without a doubt had a significant influence on countless people's lives in terms of technology. While that may be a mere understatement, what some do not realize is that Steve Jobs in some way, shape or form changed how we as a society function in terms of business across countless platforms. Jobs made computers "cool." His intent was to implement them into our daily lives, for the average person, not for the select "computer literates" that at one time, were very few and far between. Steve…
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Your Vote Counts…Literally

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With election day right around the corner I thought I would share a personal experience as it pertains to an election campaign. One hears the phrase "Every vote counts" during times of election, but this term holds very true to myself and my family in a very literal sense. My father and law partner, Martin A. Carbone, Sr., was the acting City Court Judge in Mechanicville, NY for 12 years before seeking the top judicial spot. Prior to his campaign in the fall of 1991, he had already served a year as the full time City Court judge, as his predecessor fell ill and could not complete the remainder of his term. In order to successfully seek re-election, my dear old dad not only had to fight with the powers…
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