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Stay Connected with Prime & O'Brien, LLP

At Prime & O'Brien, LLP, our Long Island criminal defense attorneys provide clients facing criminal charges with knowledgeable and effective legal counsel. If you have benefited from our ...
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Common Defenses to Welfare Fraud Charges

When someone receives relief or benefits through government programs, they are said to be on welfare. In most cases, someone cannot qualify for welfare unless they are included in a particular ...
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What to Do After a DWI Arrest

Being arrested for DWI is a serious offense that could lead to life-altering consequences. If this is your first DWI/DUI arrest, then you will undoubtedly have a number of questions about who to turn ...
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What Happens If I Refuse a Breath Test in New York?

Just like every other state in the nation, New York State utilizes what is known as an "implied consent" law in regards to driving on public roadways. To put it briefly, it declares that by ...
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Top 10 Ways to Avoid an Arrest

Being arrested is never pleasant. Beyond the inconvenience of the situation, it often leads to fines, jail time, and other unpleasant consequences. More importantly, your future and your reputation ...
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10 Things You Should Know for a DUI Stop

Being convicted for driving under the influence ( DUI ) can be very serious and result in possible jail time and fees. Knowing how to proceed if you are stopped for potential DUI can save you ...
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Criminal Defense Do's and Don'ts

Being accused of a crime can bring an onslaught of challenges and obstacles. If you have been charged with a crime, here are some helpful tips to use. Make sure to DO the following: Don't give ...
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Can You Beat a DWI Charge?

Have you recently been pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving? When a police officer pulls someone over for alleged drunk driving there is a standard protocol that must be followed. If you have ...
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How to Contest a DWI Charge

Have you been charged with DWI in New York? Many people believe that is nearly impossible to beat DWI charges. The truth of the matter is, you just need to obtain an attorney who is experienced in ...
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Looking for a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Nassau County, NY?

If you have been arrested for a crime and you are searching for an experienced criminal attorney, then you have come to the right place. At Prime & O'Brien, LLP, our legal team is dedicated to ...
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DWI BAC Level Possibly Changing to .05

The media is ablaze with the legal recommendations that were recently made by The National Transportation Safety Board. The NTSB believes that all 50 states should consider lowering the legal blood ...
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AZ Woman Admits to Killing Boyfriend and Planning Her Own Suicide

Since 2008, a woman from Arizona has been on trial for killing her boyfriend by shooting him in the head, stabbing him 27 times, and slashing his throat. In an interview following the charges, ...
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Will Hurricane Sandy Cause a Rise in New York Crime?

By looking back over the patterns of time, every time there is a large natural disaster, the crime rate temporarily spikes. When Mother Nature is done wreaking havoc, many people decide that it is the ...
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Dozens of New Yorkers Arrested in Welfare Fraud Crackdown

In Syracuse, New York, about 80 people have been arrested for committing welfare fraud. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal the 80 offenders were pulled from Onondaga, Oswego, Oneida ...
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A Closer Look at Prime & O'Brien LLP

Have you been charged with a crime in Long Island? If so, then you are going to want an excellent lawyer to come alongside you and advocate for you in court. At Prime & O’Brien the attorneys ...
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NY Citizen Arrested for Faking His Own Death

A middle-aged citizen of Mineola, New York has been accused of faking his own death to collect on his life insurance policy. He was suspected of drowning at Jones Beach and was reported missing by his ...
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