Edward D. Dowling IV’s Guides

Edward D. Dowling IV

Port Jefferson Station Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. A Brief Overview of Drug Cases

    Written by attorney Edward Dowling, about 4 years ago.

    Generally, there are two basic charges : 1) Possession 2) Sale 1) Possession has some variants such as possession for personal use and possession with intent to sell. Possession with intent to sell is a more serious charge because first, public policy considers pushing drugs ( ...

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  2. A Brief Overview of Mortgage Foreclosure

    Written by attorney Edward Dowling, about 4 years ago.

    If a Summons and Complaint is served upon you to foreclose on your mortgage there are some things you can do to try to save your house. 1) Reinstate the mortgage by paying the arrears to bring the mortgage current. This is the most obvious thing although generally it is the most...

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  3. A Brief Overview of Search and Seizure Law Under the Fourth Amendment

    Written by attorney Edward Dowling, about 4 years ago.

    The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution grants people the right to be free from unreasonable search and seizures. The key point in the above right is that the search or seizure, whether pursuant to a warrant or under one of the exceptions to the requirement of a warrant (...

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  4. A Brief Overview of The Veterans Disability Benefits System

    Written by attorney Edward Dowling, about 4 years ago.

    The Law of Veterans Disability is very complex and a full discussion of it is way beyond the scope of this brief overview. There are 2 basic types of Disability Benefits- 1) Service Connected Compensation and 2) Non-Service connected Pension. Benefits can be for Physical or Menta...

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  5. A Brief Overview of Mental Hygiene Law Article 81 Guardianship

    Written by attorney Edward Dowling, about 4 years ago.

    As people live longer these days a common problem is a person becomes mentally incapacitated due to Alzheimer s or other diseases and thus unable to take care of their personal needs and/or financial needs and thus are in need of someone else to do these things. If the person, ...

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  6. Identification Hearing ( Wade Hearing )

    Written by attorney Edward Dowling, about 4 years ago.

    The purpose of a Pre Trial Wade Hearing is to determine whether the eye witnesss identification of the defendant as the perpetrator of the crime is correct. There have been numerous studies and books and articles published that come to the conclusion that eyewitness identifica...

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  7. A Brief Overview of Civil Rights Cases

    Written by attorney Edward Dowling, about 4 years ago.

    There are many different types of Civil Rights cases. This article will focus on some of the more well known ones which are as follows : 1) False Arrest and/or False Imprisonment : If a defendant in a criminal case was either falsely arrested and/or falsely imprisoned after a ...

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  8. Common Traffic Violations

    Written by attorney Edward Dowling, about 4 years ago.

    In New York the Vehicle and Traffic Law ( V T ) governs most offenses involving the operation of a Motor Vehicle on the Public roads and highways. A Motor vehicle can be a scooter, moped, motorcycle, automobile, truck, and even a motor boat. There are even statutes and laws for ...

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  9. A Brief Overview of the Criminal Trial Process

    Written by attorney Edward Dowling, about 4 years ago.

    After Pre Trial Motions have been decided by the Judge, whether with or without a hearing on the motion, the next step generally may be renewed discussions between Defense Counsel and the Prosecutor regarding a possible plea bargain to dispose of the case, or if no plea bargai...

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  10. A Brief Overview of Residential Landlord-Tenant Cases

    Written by attorney Edward Dowling, about 4 years ago.

    A Landlord -Tenant Relationship can be established either by 1) the Landlord and the Tenant entering into a Written Lease or by 2) an unwritten agreement for an unspecified amount of time, but with the rent specified, such as on a weekly or a monthly basis. If a written lease is ...

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