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Suffolk County Driver Arrested for (DWI) Driving While Intoxicated in North Lindenhurst

Posted on | March 25, 2012 | 26 Comments

a Suffolk County driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated in Lindenhurst after colliding with another vehicle in a head-on collision. The driver was going in the wrong direction. the joint driver was charged with DWI-driving while intoxicated as well as reckless endangerment. Apparently neither driver was injured.

The Suffolk County defendant is expected to appear in the Suffolk County first district court in Central Islip for arraignment. It is unknown if the defendant retained a Suffolk County DWI lawyer at this time. If it is the defendant’s first DWI it is likely that the defendant will be put on probation for 3 years as well as go to jail for anywhere between 30 and 90 days or more and will be pleading to a misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. Based upon the facts and limited amount of information. If the person has a prior DWI it is likely that they are going to be going to jail for even more time or maybe charged with a felony.  Brought to you by Central Islip DWI lawyer.

CONTACT SUFFOLK COUNTY DWI LAWYER, NEW YORK, CRIMINAL LAW ATTORNEY SHAWN KASSMAN

If you have New York Criminal Law related questions, please call criminal defense attorney Shawn Kassman or a member of his legal team at 631-232-9479 (toll-free 888-545-2944) or fill out our online intake form. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and defend clients located in Central Islip (main office location), Holtsville (office location), Bayshore, Brentwood, Oakdale, Sayville, Port Jefferson and Riverhead and both Suffolk and Nassau counties. Our Central Islip law offices are conveniently located down the street from the courthouse and we can assist you with your criminal defense during your time of need.

Suffolk County resident arrested for DWI and Criminal Possession in the 7th Degree

Posted on | March 16, 2012 | 11 Comments

West Babylon Woman arrested for DWI and Possession

A 23-year-old Suffolk County resident was pulled over for speeding Thursday evening was arrested and charged with DWI and possession of a small amount of ecstacy, according to New York State Police. The defendant was charged with DWI, criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th degree and traffic violations.It is unknown if the defendant retained a Suffolk County DWI lawyer at this time.  Brought to you by Central Islip DWI lawyer, Suffolk County Drug Possession Lawyer

At the law office of Shawn Kassman located at 110 Carleton Ave. in Central Islip, New York we handle all matters for individuals charged with drug charges throughout Suffolk County, Nassau County and Long Island.

Yes, you can actually start on the road to helping yourself by getting an experienced attorney on criminal matters to represent you!

CONTACT SUFFOLK COUNTY DWI LAWYER, CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN THE 7TH DEGREE LAWYER, NEW YORK, CRIMINAL LAW ATTORNEY SHAWN KASSMAN

If you have New York Criminal Law related questions, please call criminal defense attorney Shawn Kassman or a member of his legal team at631-232-9479 (toll-free             888-545-2944      ) or fill out our online intake form. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and defend clients located in Central Islip (main office location), Holtsville (office location), Bayshore, Brentwood, Oakdale, Sayville, Port Jefferson and Riverhead and both Suffolk and Nassau counties. Our Central Islip law offices are conveniently located down the street from the courthouse and we can assist you with your criminal defense during your time of need.

Suffolk County resident crashes into tree and charged with DWI and Reckless Driving

Posted on | March 16, 2012 | 22 Comments

A Suffolk County resident was arrested for driving while intoxicated after fleeing the police with a passenger in the car.  The driver led police on a chase before crashing on March 3, 2012, according to East Hampton Town police. The driver lost control of the mini-van, hit a tree and caused the airbag to deploy on the driver’s and passenger’s side. Both passenger and driver  got out of the car,  the passenger was injured. The driver was arrested  and charged with aggravated DWI, DWI, third-degree fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, and reckless driving, all of which are misdemeanors. It is unknown if the defendant retained a Suffolk County DWI lawyer at this time. If you are charged with driving while intoxicated we can help you! At the law office of Shawn Kassman we are a Suffolk County DWI lawyer. All calls are answered 24/7 days a week.   Brought to you you by Central Islip DWI lawyer.

Suffolk County Resident Arrested for DWI after driving in the wrong direction in Patchogue on main Street

Posted on | March 10, 2012 | 87 Comments

A Suffolk County woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated after driving in the wrong direction on main Street in Patchogue in Suffolk County New York. The woman was also arrested for having drugs in the car. The woman was arrested for criminal possession in the 7th degree as well as driving while intoxicated. The Suffolk County defendant is expected to appear in the Suffolk County first district court in Central Islip for arraignment. It is unknown if the defendant retained a Suffolk County DWI lawyer at this time. If it is the defendant’s first DWI it is likely that the defendant will be put on probation for 3 years and will be pleading to a misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. Based upon the facts and limited amount of information. If the person has a prior DWI it is likely that they are going to be going to jail for these type of charges and in this circumstance of driving in the wrong direction whereby somebody could have been seriously hurt. Brought to you by Central Islip DWI lawyer.

CONTACT SUFFOLK COUNTY DWI LAWYER, NEW YORK, CRIMINAL LAW ATTORNEY SHAWN KASSMAN

If you have New York Criminal Law related questions, please call criminal defense attorney Shawn Kassman or a member of his legal team at 631-232-9479 (toll-free 888-545-2944) or fill out our online intake form. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and defend clients located in Central Islip (main office location), Holtsville (office location), Bayshore, Brentwood, Oakdale, Sayville, Port Jefferson and Riverhead and both Suffolk and Nassau counties. Our Central Islip law offices are conveniently located down the street from the courthouse and we can assist you with your criminal defense during your time of need.

Suffolk County Woman Arrested for DWI And Drug Possession

Posted on | March 10, 2012 | 5 Comments

A Suffolk County woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated in Suffolk County after being pulled over for speeding. Trooper smelled alcohol on the driver. Driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated as well as possession of drugs.  It is not known whether the defendant retained a Suffolk County criminal DWI lawyer at this time.

If you have been arrested for a New York crime, or are currently under investigation for a criminal offense, you will want to make sure your criminal defense attorney is well-versed in criminal law.  At the law office of Shawn Kassman located in Suffolk County, Central Islip we represent individuals charged with driving while intoxicated Suffolk County

Contact Suffolk County, New York, Criminal Law Attorney Shawn Kassman

If you have New York Criminal Law related questions or Immigration related questions, please call criminal defense attorney Shawn Kassman or a member of his legal team at 631-232-9479 (toll-free 888-545-2944) or fill out our online intake form. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and defend clients located in Central Islip (main office location), Holtsville (office location), Bayshore, Brentwood, Oakdale, Sayville, Port Jefferson and Riverhead and both Suffolk and Nassau counties. Our Central Islip law offices are conveniently located down the street from the courthouse and we can assist you with your criminal defense or immigration issue during your time of need.

Child Support and Visitation Rights

Posted on | November 25, 2011 | 29 Comments

After the divorce – Visitation and child support

Are you just through with a divorce but having concerns on issues bordering on visitation and child support? Well, you are really not alone. There comes a time in your life when you need to take certain decisions, such that you would have loved to avoid if it were possible. One of such times is turbulent period in your marriage. Most marriages end in divorce due to irreconcilable differences between the spouses and if care is not taken, it gets messier if there are children or a child involved.

Visitation

What really is visitation? This is said to be the ability of the non-custodial parent to have what is called ‘parenting time’ with the child or children from the dissolved marriage. Although the child or children may be living with the custodial parent, a court usually defines a set period of time during which they can interact with the non-custodial parent. Most times, this time or period is influenced by both the custodial and non-custodial parent’s situation.

In determining visitation and child support, especially visitation, the parents’ work schedules, location of school, the child’s safety and mostly, the preference of the child and parents is put into consideration. The child’s child care history is also considered. Allowing a child maximum time to be with the other parent should not in any way be misinterpreted as any form of custody.
Supervised visitation

In a situation where the safety of the custodial parent or that of the child or children is in question, it becomes necessary that the judge grants supervised visitation. This is especially prevalent in homes where cases of domestic violence and child abuse had formerly existed. However, it will take the custodial parent to prove to the judge why the non-custodial parent’s visitation should be supervised and based on the facts submitted, the frequency and duration of the supervised visits will then be determined.

Relationship between visitation and child support

When it comes to visitation and child support, they are virtually two different issues. Based on this, the possibility of a non-custodial parent refusing to pay child support just because he or she is not getting any visitation rights is very minimal. On the other hand too, a custodial parent cannot deny the non-custodial parent visitation rights just because he or she, being the custodial parent is not getting any child support from the non-custodial parent.

If such situation arises, it would always be better to let an experienced divorce attorney handle the matter and get it sorted out. Take the right course of action.

Contact Suffolk County and Nassau County, New York, Child support and Custody and Visitation Divorce and Postdivorce Attorney Shawn Kassman

For additional information regarding Child Support And Visitation Rights in New York, or to discuss your particular situation in Suffolk County or Nassau County, please call family attorney and divorce lawyer Shawn Kassman or a member of his legal team at 631-232-9479 (toll-free 888-545-2944) or fill out our online intake form. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and assist clients from our locations at Central Islip (main office location), Holtsville (office location) and represent mothers and fathers throughout Bayshore, Brentwood, Oakdale, Sayville, Port Jefferson and Riverhead and both Suffolk and Nassau counties. Our Central Islip law offices are conveniently located down the street from the courthouse and we can assist you with your family law or divorce matter during your time of need.

Possession of drugs and Drug Charges

Posted on | November 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

Drug possession – Charges and Penalties

Were you arrested as a result of drugs being found in your house, you car or even on you? Then there is every possibility that you may be charged with drug possession. When it comes to drug offences, the prosecution can take place in a federal or state court. It would also interest you to know that in a situation where you are charged with possession of drug, the punishment you are sentenced to face is mostly influenced by the quantity and type of drug found on you.

For example, if you are caught with more than 10 grams of any controlled substances like heroin or cocaine, you are sure to face a more severe penalty than when you are caught with less than 20 grams of marijuana. There is every possibility that you could do up to 30 years in the prison in the case of cocaine or heroin possession and about a year in the case of marijuana possession.

Where you stand in the event of an arrest

When it comes to the law guarding drug possession, the crime is categorized into three places which are: possession, possession with intent to supply and supply. Should your offence fall under any of the categories of possession of drug, it is then left to the police and court to define the offence and also interpret the penalties to you, the offender.

One may be charged with possession of drugs if you are in the same car with somebody that is driving or in the same dwelling as somebody that may have drugs. Typically every one in the vicinity of the drugs is charged with possession in that situation.

Possession

It does not matter the type of drug it is but as soon as you are caught with even a little quantity of it, you are surely going to be charged with possession. In the event where it happens to be your first offence, there is the possibility that you might just get off with warnings or caution. Don’t get this wrong, even with a caution, it goes on your record the same as a conviction goes on your record and remains there.

When it comes to intent to supply and supply in drug possession, it takes little for the law to come to such conclusions. If for example you passed drugs to your friends free on for a fee and you are caught, you are automatically charged with possession of drug with intent to supply or supply as the case may be.

In this case, all you will need to do are just three things which are:

  • Getting the best criminal lawyer
  • Being honest with your lawyer
  • Never ignore the charges

Yes, you can actually start on the road to helping yourself by getting an experienced attorney on criminal matters to represent you!

Juvenile crimes – what you should know.

Posted on | October 27, 2011 | 1 Comment

Juvenile crimes – what you should know.

Is your daughter or son arrested for juvenile crimes? If you answer yes to this question, it means that naturally, as a parent, you would surely be apprehensive of your daughter or son’s future. In as much as you refuse to admit it yourself, there is always the possibility of a good kid mixing up with the wrong kids, especially in school where they are always out of your sight. What then is juvenile crime? This is the crime that is committed by a child who is less than 18 years old.

What happens to my child after an arrest?

When a parent receives information that her child has been arrested, the first thing that normally comes to mind could be any of the two questions: will my child be returned home? Will my child be sent to a detention facility? Well, it all depends on the severity or how heinous the crime committed is, only then would it be determined whether your child would come back home to you or proceed to a detention facility designed specifically for juvenile delinquents.

How the juvenile justice system works

When your child is involved in any of the juvenile crimes and is made to face the juvenile justice system, it does not actually mean the end of the world for the child or for you. This is based on the fact that the system is only aimed towards the rehabilitation of juvenile offenders. They don’t work by imposing extreme punishments or penalties on the child. This though, becomes quiet different where the crime committed by your child is determined to be heinous, the juvenile justice system would have no option than to try that child as an adult. In this case, your son or daughter faces the same penalties that an adult offender would normally face under such crime.

Categories of juvenile crimes

When it comes to juvenile crimes, there is no limit as to what juveniles can do. Some of the crimes may range from drug possession, rape, battering, sexual assault, burglary, grand auto theft, vandalism, murder and manslaughter. There are also other mild categories of crime which almost every kid is naturally associated with and this includes but not limited to use of fake ID, underage DUI and underage drinking.

Juvenile trials

In a situation where your child is involved in a juvenile crime, you, as a parent, would naturally prefer your child’s case to be tried in a juvenile court as against the adult court. If tried in a juvenile court, there is every possibility of your coming out without any incarcerations but when it does occur, he or she may be lucky to get a short term. This is made possible by the fact that the juvenile justice system handles such cases with rehabilitative approaches.

Seeking the services of an experience juvenile crime attorney is the first step you should take towards ensuring that your child gets a fair hearing and trial.

Drug Possession Charges and Penalties

Posted on | October 23, 2011 | 242 Comments

Drug possession – Charges and Penalties

Were you arrested as a result of drugs being found in your house, you car or even on you? Then there is every possibility that you may be charged with drug possession. When it comes to drug offences, the prosecution can take place in a federal or state court. It would also interest you to know that in a situation where you are charged with possession of drug, the punishment you are sentenced to face is mostly influenced by the quantity and type of drug found on you.

For example, if you are caught with more than 10 grams of any controlled substances like heroin or cocaine, you are sure to face a more severe penalty than when you are caught with less than 20 grams of marijuana. There is every possibility that you could do up to 30 years in the prison in the case of cocaine or heroin possession and about a year in the case of marijuana possession.

Where you stand in the event of an arrest

When it comes to the law guarding drug possession, the crime is categorized into three places which are: possession, possession with intent to supply and supply. Should your offence fall under any of the categories of possession of drug, it is then left to the police and court to define the offence and also interpret the penalties to you, the offender.

One may be charged with possession of drugs if you are in the same car with somebody that is driving or in the same dwelling as somebody that may have drugs. Typically every one in the vicinity of the drugs is charged with possession in that situation.

Possession

It does not matter the type of drug it is but as soon as you are caught with even a little quantity of it, you are surely going to be charged with possession. In the event where it happens to be your first offence, there is the possibility that you might just get off with warnings or caution. Don’t get this wrong, even with a caution, it goes on your record the same as a conviction goes on your record and remains there.

When it comes to intent to supply and supply in drug possession, it takes little for the law to come to such conclusions. If for example you passed drugs to your friends free on for a fee and you are caught, you are automatically charged with possession of drug with intent to supply or supply as the case may be.

In this case, all you will need to do are just three things which are:

  • Getting the best criminal lawyer
  • Being honest with your lawyer
  • Never ignore the charges

if you are charged with possessing drugs the outcome of your case depends on the quantity, type  of drugs as well as your prior criminal record. If you have no prior record  in all likelihood the charges will be reduced to a violation depending upon the type of drugs that you are possessing when you are arrested and the quantity of the drugs. If you are possessing marijuana and it is your first time being arrested it is likely that the charges will be reduced to what is called an ACOD adjournment in contemplation of dismissal which means if the individual stays out of trouble for one year the charges will automatically be dismissed. If you are charged with possessing a controlled substance often called criminal possession in the 7th degree or more serious charges one may be put on probation or be put in drug court. Drug court is a very intense drug program through the court system that if one is successful the charges often get reduced after successfully completing drug court. Drug court are a group of professionals that help an individual that is monitored to the court and a judge. If one is successful the charges get reduced to a lesser charge. What will happen is an individual will plea to some criminal offense and there will be a breakout time period in jail if an individual is not successful with the program that is usually more jail time then the person would have received had they pled guilty to the misdemeanor without drug court. The incentive is for somebody to complete the program. Oftentimes someone will relapse that does not mean that on the first relapse that they will be taken off of the program it is only when an individual keeps on relapsing that the court will enforce the breakout jail time.

At the law office of Shawn Kassman located at 110 Carleton Ave. in Central Islip, New York we handle all matters for individuals charged with drug charges throughout Suffolk County, Nassau County and Long Island.

Yes, you can actually start on the road to helping yourself by getting an experienced attorney on criminal matters to represent you!

Criminal Charges and Your Immigration Status

Posted on | August 4, 2011 | 107 Comments

For criminal defense and immigration representation throughout Suffolk County and Nassau County – call attorney Shawn Kassman at 631-232-9479

Immigrants, and foreigners seeking residency or citizenship in the United States, have additional concerns if they are arrested or investigated for a criminal offense. In addition to the consequences we all must worry about if we are arrested (our loss of freedom, fines and the damage to our reputation), immigrants and foreigners seeking residency or citizenship in the United States, must also worry about how an arrest or conviction will affect their immigration status.

Although there are many excellent criminal defense attorneys throughout New York, not many of them are aware or understand the impact a criminal conviction can have on your immigration status. Many criminal defense lawyers will plea bargain and advise you to accept a plea for a lesser offense. While this may be a desirable result for an ordinary citizen, the immigration consequences could be devastating. For this reason, if you are an immigrant or have an immigration petition pending, you will want to retain a criminal defense attorney who also is familiar with the immigration consequences of an arrest or conviction.

A criminal conviction, whether through the courts or through a plea agreement, could result in deportation or exile if you are foreign national. You need to fully understand the your options, including all the risks, in order to make an informed decision about your criminal defense. That information includes immigration consequences to accepting any plea agreement. Moreover, your attorney needs to fully understand the consequences of any plea agreement in order to properly advise you, as well as to attempt to negotiate a plea agreement that won’t affect your immigration status.

If you have been arrested for a New York crime, or are currently under investigation for a criminal offense, you will want to make sure your criminal defense attorney is well-versed in criminal law as well as immigration law.

Contact Suffolk County, New York, Criminal Law and Immigration Attorney Shawn Kassman

If you have New York Criminal Law related questions or Immigration related questions, please call criminal defense and immigration attorney Shawn Kassman or a member of his legal team at 631-232-9479 (toll-free 888-545-2944) or fill out our online intake form. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and defend clients located in Central Islip (main office location), Holtsville (office location), Bayshore, Brentwood, Oakdale, Sayville, Port Jefferson and Riverhead and both Suffolk and Nassau counties. Our Central Islip law offices are conveniently located down the street from the courthouse and we can assist you with your criminal defense or immigration issue during your time of need.

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