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Just because you are arrested and charged with a felony or other crime does not mean that your fate is sealed. The term “innocent until proven guilty” is real, and from a legal perspective, it means just that: the law presumes your innocence unless and until a jury rules you guilty or you plead guilty in court.
At times when we are in need of medical care we find ourselves at our most vulnerable. It is in those moments that we put our trust, our health, and even our fate into the hands of doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals.
If you were misdiagnosed or injured because of a healthcare professional’s negligence, you have the right to take legal action and seek compensation for your suffering.
If you were injured in an automobile accident that wasn’t your fault, you expect to receive a fair claim settlement claim from the negligent party’s insurance to compensate you for your injuries, time missed from work and other factors that play a role in a personal injury, such as mental anguish and pain and suffering.
Nobody wants to get injured, especially not because of the negligence of another party. However, if you or a loved one suffered an injury that was the fault of another party, you have the right to file a personal injury claim and be compensated for your injuries.
If you suffer a personal injury as the result of another party’s negligence, you will likely file a personal injury claim with the hopes of being compensated for your suffering.
If you are injured in an automobile accident, then you will have to file a personal injury claim to be compensated for your injuries. There are two types of personal injury claims in New York.
In some cases, when your spouse is injured in an accident because of the negligence of another person or party, the state allows you to file a loss of consortium claim against the at-fault party.
If you have been charged with and arrested for a New York DWI in Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Putnam, Orange or Ulster counties, your first interaction with the courts will be at your arraignment. An arraignment is not a trial in which evidence is produced and witnesses are called, but it is the first and very important step in due process
In most cases, a first DWI conviction is a misdemeanor. In New York, a misdemeanor is defined as an “offense…for which a sentence in excess of 15 days but not greater than one year may be imposed (New York State Penal Law, Article 10). A misdemeanor is a crime.” As such, any DWI carries stringent penalties, including fines and loss of driving privileges.