Michael H. Joseph
  • Business Law, Construction Law, Criminal Law...
  • New Jersey, New York
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Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • Maritime
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept MasterCard, Visa, and Discover
  • Contingent Fees
    Personal injury cases accepted on a contingency fee basis.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
New York
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
New York Trial Lawyers Association
Westchester County Bar Association
State University of New York - College at Oneonta
B.S. / Political Science
Honors: With Honors
State University of New York - College at Oneonta
B.S. / Philosophy
Honors: With Honors
Tulane University School of Law
Professional Associations
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Westchester County Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar
New York State Bar # 3015484
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Legal Answers
9 Questions Answered

Q. My brother has a car accident and he has no insurance and he was badly hurt
A: Give them the car insurance information. Remember if your brother is in New York he only has 30 days to apply for no fault benefits to pay his medical bills
Q. What do I do if I loaned my car to a friend who got into an accident and he didn't have auto insurance?
A: Your insurance company is obligated to provide coverage. If the other vehicle was at fault, then you could go after their insurance.
Q. My car has been hit by a employee of the carpark. I also have suffered some damage. Need legal advice.
A: Assuming your accident occurred in New York you need to file a no fault application with the tow truck drivers insurance company for them to pay your medical bills. Also if you haven't already done so you should get a police report documenting what happened. You can negotiate a property damage settlement with the trucks insurance carrier but if you were injured you should retain a lawyer as soon as possible
Q. Are there new laws in ny which enable a citizen to have drug/alcohol related charges removed from their record?
A: The only law which permits this is the diversion program. If a defendant who is charged with a drug or alcohol offense opts for diversion, which is a drug court program, the charged can be dismissed if they successfully complete the program
Q. What is the Max sentence in NY for 7th degree possesion of controlled substance
A: The maximm sentence is one year in jail, although the actual sentence often depends on the background of the individual. Often for first offenses we can get these charges reduced to a non criminal offense with a fine
Q. Is it illegal to use pepper spray, for self-defense, in NYC? Thank you!!Thank you!!
A: Self defense is always a justification defense to an assault charge but nit to a criminal weapon charge
Q. My 5 year old son was injured in a car accident. If we bring a claim, can it be settled out of Court?
A: All settlements involving infants require court approval
Q. My son was hit by a car 11 years ago he is now 18 and his lawyer keeps givin me excuses what do I do ?
A: If you are not happy with your attorney, you can change attorneys at any time. I would be happy to review the case for free Michael Joseph 877-589-6636
Q. How much time do I have to file a notice of claim on a false arrest case?
A: To file a notice of claim for a NY state based claim you must file a notice of claim within 90 days of the arrest. For a malicious prosecution claim, it is 90 days from when the case is terminated. But for a Federal Case under 42 USC 1983, you do not need to file a notice of claim at all.
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The Law Offices of Michael H. Joseph
White Plains Office
203 E Post Rd
White Plains, NY 10601
Telephone: (914) 574-8330
The Law Offices of Michael H. Joseph
Queens Office
112-41 Queens Blvd
Queens, NY 11375
Telephone: (917) 698-7490
The Law Offices of Michael H. Joseph
New York Office
535 5th Ave
#2520 25th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Telephone: (212) 858-0503