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Category Archives: Criminal Law

Can a Person With a Criminal Record Get Child Custody?

A parent’s criminal record could potentially affect child custody proceedings. However, having a criminal record does not necessarily mean the parent is automatically ineligible to have custody of the child. Considering the type of custody First, remember that there are two types of custody: legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody refers to each parent’s… Read More »

What are Considered Essential Businesses Under States’ COVID-19 Rules?

During the coronavirus pandemic, previously bustling locations from malls to urban downtowns have gone eerily quiet. But your local pizza place might still be open, along with restaurants that can survive on takeout and delivery orders and, of course, grocery stores. After all, keeping people fed during an epidemic is critical, and food delivery and… Read More »

How Can Someone Be Punished if They Violate a COVID-19 Stay at Home Order?

Across the country, stay-at-home orders have strained law enforcement and tested how far states and municipalities are willing to go to enforce the orders. These directives have triggered controversy and confusion, as standards sometimes differ from town to town or county to county. In certain instances, people who have violated government edicts designed to reduce… Read More »

What Happens if You Host a Gathering While in Quarantine?

Along with the serious health risks associated with coronavirus, Americans are burdened by quarantine orders and similar directives that forbid them from seeing their loved ones, even for major events such as holidays and birthdays. It can be tempting to try to break the rules, especially for people who believe that they don’t fall into… Read More »

Driver in Fatal DUI Accident Gets 6 to 18 Years in Prison

A judge has sentenced a Bohemia man convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) and causing a fatal accident that killed a Medford couple to six to 18 years in prison. The judge handed down the sentence January 20 in a case stemming from an accident that occurred last April. The 23-year-old man slammed into… Read More »

Cruel and Inhuman Treatment as Grounds for Divorce in New York

As a result of several prominent cases involving NFL athletes, domestic violence has been all over the news in recent weeks. Although the focus of much of this reporting has been on the male-on-female violence that constitutes the largest percentage of cases, it’s worth remembering that domestic violence can occur in any intimate relationship, regardless… Read More »

Leandra’s Law: Risks of Driving Drunk with Young Passengers

A New Jersey man was arrested and faces numerous charges after driving drunk with his eight-year-old daughter in the car. The 44-year-old man was seen swerving on the Long Island Expressway in the early evening on September 14, 2014. He was charged with felony driving while intoxicated (DWI), endangering the welfare of a child and… Read More »

What is Negligence?

We all understand that those who hurt others should pay for the damage they caused. Personal injury cases make up a large percentage of lawsuits claiming damages. Claims based on another party’s negligence are quite common and the legal concept of negligence can cover a wide variety of situations from an oil tanker spill to… Read More »

Edward Robertson Defends Client in Long Island Larceny Case

Attorney Ed Robertson’s most recent case is making headlines in the news! Mr. Robertson is representing Scott Brown, who was arrested on Thursday on the charge of grand larceny. Brown, who hails from Point Pleasant, New Jersey, is accused of conning a Long Island contractor out of $75,000. He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment… Read More »