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Which crimes show up on background checks?

Though a crime is a violation of the laws of a state, not all crimes are treated equally. Hudson Valley residents may not know that crimes are categorized according to the penalties attached and the severity of the crime. Crimes are categorized as either infractions, misdemeanors, or felonies, and these classifications can affect the way they are reflected in background checks.

What are the penalties for a second DWI in 10 years in New York?

The State of New York is known for many things-a vivid nightlife, rich culture and varied cuisine. One thing it is not known for is its stringent approach to drunk driving. New York has some of the toughest licensing policies in the country for repeat dangerous driving convictions.

Protections for those accused of drunk driving

Field sobriety tests are commonly an important part of drunk driving accusations and charges. It is important for individuals accused of drunk driving to be aware that, as is true of all crimes, they have the right to defend themselves against the charges they are facing. There are a variety of significant potential criminal and administrative consequences associated with drunk driving charges so it is important to be familiar with criminal defense protections.

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