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July 2016 Archives

Poor legal representation might invalidate trial results

Not all New York court cases unfold as justly they should. In some instances, defendants may be able to prove that a breakdown in the process led to unreliable or unfair results. If they can establish that their right to a fair trial specified by the Constitution's Sixth Amendment was infringed upon, courts may revoke their guilty verdicts. These situations may be more relevant for defendants who are unable to hire a lawyer and who rely on court-appointed representation during a trial or appeal.

Disorderly Pokémon Go conduct can get you in trouble

The colorful creatures of Pokémon are back and at your fingertips with the new mobile phone app Pokémon Go. Back in the late '90s, all Pokémon fans had to do to "catch 'em all" is collect trading cards. Now with the mobile app, fans have a new interactive way to catch their favorite characters on their phone.

New York man facing vehicular manslaughter and DWI charges

Police in New York believe that excessive speed, reckless driving and alcohol consumption led to an accident in Kings County on the evening of July 17 that claimed the life of a 17-year-old cyclist. Toxicology testing is said to have revealed the driver's blood alcohol level to be .163 percent, which is more than double the .08 percent legal driving limit in New York. The accident took place on Gerritsen Avenue near Gotham Avenue in Brooklyn at approximately 8:45 p.m.

Data reveals Uber's impact on drunk driving arrest rates

Many New York residents rely on ride-sharing services like Uber to get home after a night out with friends, family members or acquaintances, but a growing body of evidence is indicating that this kind of service can also have a profound impact on drunk driving arrest rates. Uber has come under fire from taxi interests and lawmakers in a number of cities, but advocacy groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving have been impressed by data from law enforcement agencies and surveys of Uber riders and are enthusiastically backing the concept of ride-sharing.

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