Can a shoplifter be charged with robbery?

I have seen many instances where a individual committing a minor shoplifting offense gets charged with robbery. This usually arises when a store security officer or other store employee attempts to stop the shoplifter and gets hurt in the process. The shoplifter sometimes panics and shoves the employee out of the way. If the employee […]

If I am pulled over by the police, what information do I have to answer?

Often times police will attempt to engage you in conversation to gauge whether or not you are under the influence of alcohol.  The truth is that you are only required by law to provide biographical information (name, address, date of birth, etc.).  Beyond that, you have a right to decline to answer questions. Keep in […]

Man, driving wrong way on Route 33, faces charges of DWI

A 27-year-old Buffalo man was captured on DWI charges, Sunday. After reportedly leaving the scene of an accident. Brandon Torrence of Buffalo was driving the incorrect route on the Kensington Expressway. When he struck another vehicle at about 2:15 a.m., police said. Torrence kept driving, however was halted later on Fillmore Avenue, police said. The […]

As locals rung in 2019, police warned about dangers of driving while intoxicated.

Police want to make sure everyone is staying safe. We attended a big New Year’s Eve party at the Century Center. People said goodbye to 2018 and hello 2019. Police say it’s okay to have a few drinks, but they just don’t want you driving afterwards. The booze and the beer is flowing at O’Rourke’s […]