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  • The use of force in self-defense is known in the law as “justification”. The “black letter” law is found in Penal Law §35.15 (http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/nycode/PEN/ONE/C/35/35.15). The cases interpreting this law are legion. Justification is often misunderstood, even among attorneys and judges. The dynamics of violent encounters have practical complexities most legal professionals are not trained to […]

  • Can over-the-counter medicines get you arrested for DWI? In a word, yes. I recently defended a driver whose BAC (blood alcohol content) should not have been as high as the breath test revealed. She hadn’t had enough drinks to account for the reading. It turned out she had ingested alcohol from an over the counter […]

  • How many of you thought trench coats and how many thought high beams? The trench coat topic is probably more fun, but the high beam law is more relevant to most of us. Why? What could be important about high beams? Well….since the police need a reason to stop you, and improper use of high […]

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