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Civil Rights Attorney – New York
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Frequently Asked Questions
May 19, 2012
April 22, 2019
Daniel McGuinness Speaks at Community Access Rally
Daniel McGuinness addresses the crowd at a recent rally for Community Access, on improving how...
What is a repugnant verdict?
It's not unusual for a losing party to have plenty of negative things to say about a...
The New York State Drinking Driver Program
Plea bargains for first-offense DWI cases will typically include a conditional discharge, one of the...
The Police Violated My Constitutional Rights. Can I Sue?
The simple answer is: yes, you may be able to sue if the police have...
A Guide to Sealing Criminal Records in New York
If you've ever been charged with a crime in New York, one of your primary...
Student Loan Eligibility & Criminal Convictions
Even a good student can find him or herself on the "wrong" side of the law....
What is Mandatory Minimum Sentencing?
In certain cases, the law requires that mandatory minimum sentencing be applied. In this article,...
Pressing Criminal Charges: Who makes the call?
In movies and television shows, you frequently see that the victim of a crime deciding...
DWI Conviction and Travel to Canada
I have been arrested for a DWI or DUI offense. Can I still travel to Canada?...
How to Get a Conditional License Following a DWAI or DWI
When you are convicted of a DWI or DWAI in New York, your driver's license...
I Have Been Unlawfully Arrested by the NYPD
Simply put, police officers are only legally allowed to arrest you when they have “probable...
My Driver’s License Was Suspended. How Do I Get It Back?
If your New York State driver's license was suspended in relation to a DWI or...
DWI Refusal Hearing FAQs
If you're pulled over for a DWI in New York and refuse to take a...
Decriminalization of Marijuana in New York
What is the difference between legalization or decriminalization? Many states and countries have been moving...
Top 5 Things To Do If You Are Arrested For Assault
You're having a heated argument, when suddenly things turn physical and the next thing...