Category Archives: NYS Laws

The New York State Senate has unanimously passed Alix’s law, making it illegal to leave the scene of an accident while intoxicated. Current law only requires drivers to report an accident if they know it caused an injury or property damage. Senator Patrick Gallivan (R-59) says the current law creates a loophole that allows a […]

If you are a first time DWI or DUI offender in New York State, you may be asking yourself what’s next. You are probably wondering what will happen to your car, your license, your job, and your permanent criminal record. First, you have only a short amount of time from the date of your arrest […]

Beginning November 1, penalties will get tougher for repeat DWI offenders. Vincent’s Law, signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo this summer, aims to keep drivers who keep breaking the law off the road. Vincent’s Law is named for a Central New York man killed by a drunk driver with five DWI offenses who had never served […]

What is “Leandra’s Law”? Leandra’s Law was signed into law on November 18, 2009 in honor of Leandra Rosado. Leandra was an 11-year old killed while she rode in a vehicle with the intoxicated mother of one of her friends. In response to this tragedy, the NYS Legislature made several changes to the Vehicle and […]

With a goal of improving work opportunities for people with disabilities, Gov. Andrew Cuomo Wednesday announced the creation of a state-level employment commission. The Employment First Commission initiative will work toward increasing the employment rate and decreasing poverty rates, while making competitive, integrated employment the first option when considering support and services for people with […]