Upstate NY Lawyers

Capital District & Adirondack Area Lawyers
YOUR  UPSTATE NY ATTORNEYS ATTORNEYS AT LAW: In Vehicle & Traffic matters, Speeding tickets, Traffic tickets, DWI / DUI, Criminal Law, Real Property, Trusts & Estates, Wills, Divorce, Family & Matrimonial Law. OUR  MISSION: To represent Upstate New York clients in need of legal services with three I's of practice; Intensity, Integrity and Intelligence. We are affordable lawyers serving courts in and around Albany, Troy, Cohoes, Schenectady, Colonie, Guilderland, East Greenbush, Mechanicville, Latham, Watervliet, Rensselaer, Glens Falls, Saratoga, Amsterdam, Kinderhook & Hudson. EXPERIENCE: We have been proudly serving the Capital District and Adirondacks for over 35 years. Give us a call or email us at carbonelaw@nycap.rr.com for a free consultation. Capital District Tel: (518) 283-1245 Fax: (518) 326-0366Adirondack Region Tel: (518) 668-3711 Fax: (518) 326-0366 .
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Dealing with DWI

Dealing with DWI

Criminal Law
[caption id="attachment_340" align="alignright" width="211"] Marty Carbone DW Traffic Lawyer in Albany NY[/caption] WHEN YOU GET CHARGED WITH A DWI IN UPSTATE NY When charged with DWI, driving while intoxicated, there are a some key things to keep in mind. The first is cooperation. More often than not, individuals who are pulled over and asked if they have been drinking are not so quick to be honest with the police. The more cooperative you are, the less likely a threat you will impose on the officer this will ultimately be to your benefit in the long run. When asked to submit to a breathalyzer test, some people feel that by refusing, the officer can't technically show that your blood alcohol content level was above the legal limit, which in New York…
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How to Make a Good Impression in Court

How to Make a Good Impression in Court

Blog, Featured Articles
[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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Taking a Defensive Driving Course

Taking a Defensive Driving Course

Blog, Featured Articles, Traffic Tips
[caption id="attachment_342" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Taking a Defensice Driving Course"][/caption] We’ve all heard of a Defensive Driving Course, but exactly what does such a course entail? Most often people enroll in said course because they received a traffic violation and have acquired a few points on their license. By enrolling and completing a Defensive Driving Course, an individual can have up to 4 points removed off their license at a given time. If you receive a 2-point violation, the course will eradicate said points. However, you can’t “bank” the other two and have future points retro actively removed. In New York, taking a Defensive Driving Course for point reduction is allowed once every 18 months. The course does not remove the actual violation for your driving record, but it does remove…
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Getting Tickets for Talking and Texting

Getting Tickets for Talking and Texting

Blog, Hot Topics in Law, Traffic Tips
[caption id="attachment_548" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Driving while on your cell phone is a 2 point penalty in New York State."][/caption] Recently New York State passed new legislation within the vehicle and traffic law that makes talking on a cell phone while driving a point penalty on one's license. Previously in 2001, NY passed a law making said action a violation and with it came a fine of up to $100. This made headlines because at the time, NY was the first state to finally crack down and impose such a penalty. Now, approximately 12 years later, NY has amended the law to include a 5 point penalty along with a fine. No longer is getting a ticket for talking on your latest and greatest cell phone a mere financial nuisance. Now, with…
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Legal Movies You Can Learn From

Legal Movies You Can Learn From

Blog, Hot Topics in Law
[caption id="attachment_421" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="There are actually many GOOD movies from Hollywood that you can actually learn a little about the legal process from, believe it or not."][/caption] My mother always told me that, as a kid, I watched entirely, "too much TV." Now that I look back, she was absolutely correct. However, I believe that every so often, television and movies can actually do a fine job in illustrating certain real life situations and are pretty accurate in their depiction. There have been several legal based films over the years that I feel do a great job in presenting legal issues in a realistic manner. One movie right off the bat that is a great introduction into the legal field is the 1972 classic The Paper Chase. There was a…
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Un-Pleading Guilty to a Traffic Ticket

Un-Pleading Guilty to a Traffic Ticket

Legal Services
[caption id="attachment_423" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="You can actually Un-Plead Guilty for a speeding ticket."][/caption] When one gets a traffic ticket, it would appear that the easiest way to deal with it would be to simply plead guilty and mail it back to the court. More often than not, however, this type of lackadaisical attitude proves to be detrimental down the road. People often don't realize that by blindly pleading guilty to a traffic ticket, it opens them up to obtaining a high amount of points on their drivers license. Along with these points come higher fines and increased insurance rates. Also, drivers with a commercial license run the risk of having their privileges revoked much easier than the average driver. When one pleads guilty to a traffic ticket and then suffers…
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Think Again before you Crumple Up that Traffic Ticket!

Think Again before you Crumple Up that Traffic Ticket!

Blog, Traffic Tips
[caption id="attachment_71" align="alignleft" width="500"] Think Again before you Crumple Up that Traffic Ticket![/caption] DON'T BLOW OFF YOUR SPEEDING TICKET IN UPSTATE NY A lot of people when they get a traffic ticket put it on the back burner and do not treat it very seriously. They do this of course until the court date rolls around and then panic often sets in. At this point, an individual often debates whether or not to simply “mail it in” and plead guilty or instead obtain an attorney and hope to plead to a lesser charge. While it may be easier and more convenient to sign the back of the ticket, mail it in to the “powers that be” and be done with it, this is almost always not the best choice. By…
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Who parks on pavement? – Understanding how to reduce your speeding ticket.

Blog, Traffic Tips
[caption id="attachment_378" align="alignleft" width="150" caption=""Who Parks On The Pavement, anyhows?" Marty Carbone - Albany, NY, Glens Falls, NY & Saratoga NY"][/caption] We've all heard of the term parking on pavement but so few of us actually know what the true definition is. The only frame of reference most people have is when they are offered this conspicuous charge when faced with a speeding ticket or some other moving violation. Section 1201 of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law defines Parking on pavement as the following: Stopping, standing, or parking outside of business or residence districts. (a) Upon any highway outside of a business or residence district no person shall stop, park, or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon the paved or main-traveled part of the…
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