• What is a conditional discharge (CD)?

    Very often, a person being sentenced will be given a “conditional discharge.” That means that the person needs to fulfill certain obligations, or the sentence will be revoked, leaving the person open to re-sentencing. Misdemeanors often come with a one year conditional discharge (CD), and felonies come with a three-year CD.

    Adam Militello/ DWI Law & Criminal Defense Blog- 3 readers -
  • What is an ACD (Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal)?

    An Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal is a way for prosecutors and courts to dispose of a case without convicting somebody. Let’s say you are charged with Petit Larceny (shoplifting), and it is your first offense. Neither the prosecutor or judge are looking for ways to convict you and give you a criminal record for the rest of your life, especially if you are doing some ...

    Adam Militello/ DWI Law & Criminal Defense Blog- 3 readers -
  • DWI Law Update – VTL 1193(c)(ii-a)

    If Governor Cuomo signs “Vince’s Law” A8021A-2013 / S7108-2013 into law, it will classify a third DWI conviction within 15 years as a D Felony. What does that mean? Well, the Vehicle and Traffic Law currently states that a third DWI conviction within 10 years is a D Felony, punishable by up to 7 years in state prison and a $10,000 fine. All this new law does is ...

    Adam Militello/ DWI Law & Criminal Defense Blog- 4 readers -
  • Ring of Fire DWI

    Every year on July 3rd, there is a “Ring of Fire” held at Conesus Lake. People at cottages all around the lake light flares, and it’s a great way to kick off the Fourth of July weekend. The unfortunate reality is that the Ring of Fire draws thousands of spectators, many of whom may not realize how much they had been drinking over the course of the day.

    Adam Militello/ DWI Law & Criminal Defense Blog- 3 readers -
  • Narcotic addictions are absolutely deadly.

    For the second time in a month, somebody I know was killed by an accidental drug overdose. Both victims were parents with young kids. I’m going to tell you how these overdoses happen, because I don’t want it to happen to you. I’m not just here to get you out of a criminal charge. I’m here to help you stay safe, and I do it without judging you.

    Adam Militello/ DWI Law & Criminal Defense Blog- 5 readers -
  • How ONE400 Develops it’s Content

    We take blogging very seriously at ONE400. Why? Because we want to be a valued resource to the legal industry and remain thought leaders in our area of expertise — and because we enjoy sharing our insights and experiences with those who are interested in learning more about how we do what we do. We help law firms and legal tech startups acquire clients and users.

    Allen Rodriguez/ One 400- 5 readers -
  • Attorneys Fondly Remember 88 Keys

    Sept. 3, 2015 — Many attorneys and staff at MichieHamlett fondly remember 88 Keys, who died Tuesday at the age of 89. Wilfred Wilson, Jr., known as “88 Keys” Wilson, was an accomplished entertainer and jazz pianist who appeared at dozens of venues throughout the area as well as private parties and ev ...

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  • Former Florida Broker Pleads Guilty in $9 Million Investment Fraud

    Former Florida Broker Pleads Guilty in $9 Million Investment Fraud Posted on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 2:57 PM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: Gignesh Movalia, a former Florida based registered broker, has pled guilty to an investment fraud. Movalia was the founder and manager of OM Global Investment Fund LLC, an investment fund formed in 2009.

    Eccleston Law Offices- 5 readers -
  • PaPUC Approves PPL Smart Meter Plan

    Today, September 3, 2015, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) approved the Smart Meter Technology Procurement and Installation Plan submitted by PPL Electric Utilities Corporation (PPL). The Commission voted 5-0 to approve an Order finalizing PPL’s plan for smart meter deployment, as required by Act 129 of 2008 (Act 129).

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 6 readers -
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