Napier & Napier

When can the police search your vehicle?

You’re probably aware that in most cases the police need permission to enter your home, either through someone at the home or via a search warrant. But what about searches of your vehicle? In general, search and seizure laws are less strict when it comes to...

How drug possession can affect college students

College is a great time for fun and making friends. This is the time of your life when you get to embrace your first taste of freedom and can make decisions on your own. While it’s important to explore the world on your own and embrace your newfound...

What is reckless driving in New York?

If you receive a charge for reckless driving, you are dealing with serious consequences. New York treats reckless driving as a criminal offense, not a mere traffic violation punishable with a ticket. A conviction may hit you with jail time, hefty fines and a...

Why you probably should not refuse a breath test

Driving under the influence of alcohol is a bad idea. After all, New York has strict penalties for drunk driving. Fortunately, driving your car after consuming a few beers or cocktails is something you never have to do. If you find yourself beside the road in the...

What is a person of interest?

When you hear the phrase “person of interest,” the first thing that may come to your mind is the now defunct TV series by that name that ran for a number of seasons in New York and across the country. It was a very dark drama based on the premise that...

Burglary indictment dismissed for lack of evidence

Grand jury proceedings were defectiveBy: Bennett Loudon, Daily Record Staff A Monroe County Court Judge has dismissed an indictment charging a man with second-degree burglary because of insufficient evidence presented to the grand jury.Defendant John M. Cornish...