New York Expands Records Sealing Law

  Thanks to a new provision included in the New York State budget that was passed on April 12, and signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo, tens of thousands of New Yorkers will be eligible for relief from the lifelong stigma of a criminal record, allowing them to have a broad range of eligible […]

Fireworks Law in NYS: What’s Legal and What’s Not

The Fourth of July is next week and you know what that means–fireworks! Although it is customary to celebrate the independence of our nation with a pyrotechnic display, we at Dreyer Boyajian LaMarche Safranko Law want to remind everyone of the fireworks law in New York state governing sale and use. Over the past few […]

Personal Injury Claims: Your Top 5 Questions Answered

When you or someone you love has suffered a personal injury, the experience can be traumatic. Whether the incident involved a car accident, slip and fall, or dog bite, there are many details to deal with including medical issues, insurance paperwork, lost time at work, and more. While each case is unique, below are key […]

Construction Site Accident: Know Your Rights

Construction sites are among the most dangerous workplace environments. One in five people killed on the job in 2015 were construction workers and thousands more are injured each year. In recent years, notable accidents affecting our own community led to the deaths of a 37-year old man in Niskayuna, a 47-year old man in Rensselaer and […]

Motorcycle Accidents: Prevention and Response

If you are one of the more than 240,000 motorcyclists in New York, you are no doubt taking advantage of the longer days and (hopefully soon) warmer weather to get out for a ride. Maybe you’ll be heading to the Adirondacks this weekend for the 35th annual Americade in Lake George, or the 16th annual […]

DMV warns of email traffic ticket scam

The NYS Department of Motor Vehicles issued a notice today warning consumers against an email “phishing” campaign that sends a notice to email users stating they must pay a ticket within 48 hours or their license will be revoked. While the notice is made to appear as if it comes from DMV, it is a […]

Should I Refuse to Take Tests if I am Stopped for DWI?

Let’s say you had a glass of wine or a beer at dinner, are driving home from the restaurant and are pulled over by a police officer. The officer suspects you’ve consumed alcohol and asks you to exit the car, walk a straight line, stand on one leg, or blow into a hand-held breathalyzer. Should […]

First Offense DWI in New York? What You Need to Know

If you are charged with an alcohol-related offense—whether in a car, motorcycle, ATV, or other motor vehicle—the impact can be serious and far reaching. Consequences include fines, license restrictions, and possible jail time. It is important to understand the charges against you and know your rights. Photo by: KOMUnews Your first step should be to […]

Boating and Alcohol/Drugs Don’t Mix

The issues surrounding boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs have been highlighted recently with a local case that has garnered much attention. And as we head toward the summer season, with many people taking their boats out on the rivers and lakes in our area, the topic of boating safety becomes very important. […]