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(Last Updated 05-04-2016)
It’s been a while since I have updated everyone. This past half year has been a struggle. In November, something happened that I got very dizzy. Pat thought I was having a stroke or something when she saw me trying to walk. I had to use a cane to keep myself steady. I went to the doctor and he send me for an MRI. It showed something so he told me to go to my Cardiologist. He scheduled me for a Catherization in February. In the meantime, I also was supposed to see a neurologist. It takes 4 months to get an appointment with a neurologist. The dizziness was making it hard to concentrate and I was terribly sleepy. I would do my court first thing in the morning and then the drowsiness would set in. So very little work would get done at home. Therefore, I am very far behind with the manual orders. I had the catherization on February 17th and they said they couldn’t do anything for me.They couldn’t put anymore stents in the artery and it was too dangerous to try to do another bypass. Then my Cardiac Surgeon came in to see me. He did the original surgery 28 years ago. He agreed with the Cardiologist but said he reviewed my records and felt the Cardiologist was not aggressive enough on my medications. He put me on a very strong medicine and then doubled the dose two weeks later. That seems to be helping a lot. The neurologist had me take an ENG test for my middle ears. It came out good so he hasn’t be able to tell me what is wrong. In the meantime, about 3 weeks ago, I suddenly began to get some of my balance back and the dizziness reduced tremendously. No explanation but things are getting better. I am starting to get orders entered so bear with me. I still get tired and have some dizziness. Did I tell you that in the middle of this my diabetes acted up and we have been trying to adjust my medication to get my glucose level down and under control. Still some problems with that. That is why you haven’t heard much from me. I will not be doing 2016 versions but I still have some 2015 manuals. If you placed an order for 2016 and you didn’t get 2015, I will ship them. I will be doing 2017 versions but I will be using a publisher to do all the printing, ordering and shipping. More information on that later.
Please, Please, Please--try not to call about past orders. Wait until I say I am caught up. Then if you haven't received your order, then call. We can't handle all the calls! I am getting many duplicate orders and that only slows down the process!
Please don't send in orders for 2016-- I am not doing a 2016 version. Wait for 2017.
The order form for 2015 is on this page. I still have a supply of them and I will continue to ship them to anyone that wants them. You will notice that shipping rates have gone up again. USPS keeps changing their rates. I just received their newest rate chart on my postal meter. The postal meter costs more to ship things but I get things out much quicker. You may look at the amount of postage on your package and say that you are paying much more than the amount of postage on the envelope. I have to pay quarterly rental charges on the machine which are based on the amount of postage I use. They think I ship many more pieces than I do since they assume the bulk of the mail is first class envelopes rather than packages.
The best place to follow is the facebook since this webpage is very difficult to update and if I am away, I can’t do it on my IPAD or IPHONE. It is very easy to update the FACEBOOK page. Thank you for the many responses that I have received already.
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I am sorry to say that effective January 1, 2014, we will no longer accept non-governmental orders without the payment accompanying the order. Therefore, no fax orders will be accepted from non-governmental purchasers. I have just finished checking outstanding non-paid orders and many of the orders that haven't been paid are from lawyers who faxed an order and then didn't pay the invoice that accompanied the manuals or the second invoice that was sent to them. If I am going to continue this service, I cannot become a billing service.
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LIMIT ON NUMBER OF MANUALS THAT YOU CAN ORDER I will only accept orders up to a limit of 25 of each of the manuals. I have to make sure that I have manuals for the small courts.
TRANSPORTATION LAW The Honorable Gary Graber, Judge in the Town of Darien and also a past president of the New York State Magistrates Association has done a lot of work with the Transportation laws. He has put together demonstrations at our state convention on how trucks are inspected. He had taken the data sheets that we have been given at past conferences and education sessions and tried to make them easier to use. He has given me permission to use those charts in my manuals. When I started to see how I would incorporate them, I felt that I needed to change the format and add information to what was available. Therefore, there is a section added to the Penal Law manual that covers pertinent information on the Transportation law.
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Latest versions that will be shipped when you order:
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Penal Law 2015 Version
I will not be doing a 2016 vesion. If you don't have 2015, I will ship them until my stock is depleted. 2017 will be published but will be available through a publisher. Wait for further information.
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2016 manuals will not be published. PLEASE Do Not Order 2016!
MAGILL'S VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW MANUAL--Judge Magill has been using this manual in his own court since 1988. He has fine tuned this to be the best manual to have on your desk when you are dealing with the Vehicle and Traffic law. The manual lists the sections of the Vehicle and Traffic law in numerical sequence. Each section gives the paragraph and sub-paragraph number of the section, what type of offense it is (Felony, Misdemeanor, Violation or Infraction), a short description of what that section is, the minimum and maximum fines for that offense, the minimum and maximum imprisonment, the number of points that will be applied to the offender's license and what the surcharge is. It also shows which offenses are fingerprintable according to DCJS and which offenses should have the license suspended or revoked. Latest Version:2015 Edition$8.00 plus tax and shipping.
MAGILL'S PENAL LAW MANUAL with excerpts from TRANSPORTATION LAW--This manual is in basically the same format as the manual for the Vehicle and Traffic Law. It lists the sections of the Penal Law by section number with a short description of that section. It shows what type of offense the section is (Felony [A-I, A-II, B, C, D, E], Misdemeanor[A, B, or Unclassified] or Violation). The minimum and maximum fine along with the minimum and maximum imprisonment is listed. You are also told what the surcharge is and what amount of probation can be used for that offense. There is now a short section of this manual that gives the common sections of the Transportation law. Latest Version:2015 Edition$8.00 plus tax and shipping.
TRANSPORTATION LAW -This law is incorporated into the Penal Law Manual starting in 2008. This will cover the laws that most courts will see in their cases.
MAGILL'S ENVIRONMENTAL LAW MANUAL -
I have said for many years that I do not understand the ECL statures. I have just found a good manual that is close to my format. Contact Looseleaf Law Publications for "2015 Hunting, Trapping & Fishing Laws" - Violations & Penalties in the State of New York - A quick Reference for Judges, Law Enforcement & Sportsman by Lawrence J Stabell (Ret. T.J.)
Judge Magill updates his manuals in February and March of each year. His printer usually requires 6 to 8 weeks to get all of the manuals printed so the new versions are usually available in April or May.
THE SHIPPING RATES ARE CHANGED FOR 2015.
2015 Rates: Shipping cost is based on the total number of manuals that you are ordering. Please use the following chart to calculate your shipping: (changes are in red). 1 V&T manual only shipped $3.00 1 Penal Law Manual only shipped $3.00 2 Penal manuals only shipped $3.50 1 Penal & 1 V&T manual only shipped $4.00 2 V&T manuals only shipped $4.50 3 to 5 manuals of any mix shipped $6.50 6 to 8 manuals of any mix shipped $7.50 9 to 11manuals of any mix shipped $9.00 12 to 14 manuals of any mix shipped $10.00 15 to 18 manuals of any mix shipped $11.00 over 18 manuals, The shipping will be billed when we ship the manuals.
Please count correctly. If you are ordering 3 v&t manuals and 3 Penal Law manuals, the total shipped is 6 not 3. NO PHONE ORDERS ARE ACCEPTED
--Please either mail them or FAX them to me. If you are not ordering for a tax-exempt organization, I must charge Sales Tax based upon the location where I am mailing the books to. If you are not tax exempt, then I require payment with the order.
If you need information about DWI. There are two lawyers who have encouraged me and have given me help and information for my manuals. They each have publications of their own. Peter Gerstenzang publishes a volume on DWI defense and his law office website is WWW.DWILAWNY.COM . Glenn Edward Murray publishes DWI Slanguage and he has been kind enough to allow me to add the terminology to my Vehicle and Traffic Law Manual. His website is WWW.GLENNMURRAYLAW.COM .
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