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When is an ignition interlock device required in New York?

When a driver is arrested for driving while intoxicated, they could face serious penalties if they are convicted. In the state of New York, a driver could endure additional consequences rather than just a large fine and possible license suspension or revocation. In some cases, it might be mandatory to have an ignition interlock device installed in the driver's vehicle. This could be a major penalty to face, and many question what circumstance require an ignition interlock device be installed.

Navigating the legal defense system for violent crimes

Being charged with a crime is a serious and life-impacting event for the accused and their loved ones. Therefore, it is important to address the criminal charges appropriately in order to reduce the affects it could have on the life of the defendant. Our firm understands that when New York residents are charged with a violent crime, their personal and professional reputation could be damaged. This is why it is important to understand the details of the charges in order to develop a strong defense to reduce or dismiss the charges against them.

New York restaurant owner faces several misdemeanors

When individuals face criminal charges, they often consider their defense options. This is especially true when the allegations they face are damaging their personal and professional reputation. While misdemeanors are considered lesser crimes than felonies, defendants should still take these charges seriously. The consequences misdemeanors carry could impact the defendant's life greatly, even if a conviction is forthcoming. This is why it is important to promptly and adequately address the issue by devising a strong defense.

Making a defense against a DWI charge in New York

When drivers in New York are pulled over, a lot of ideas rush through their minds. In some cases, a driver might not fully understand why he or she was pulled over and what questions he or she might face. Moreover, depending on the reasons for stopping the driver, an officer might seek information from the driver and even request that he or she submit to testing on suspicion of drunk driving. When a driver is suspected of drunk driving, our firm understands that some drivers are not fully aware of their rights. Drivers might not understand what they can refuse or what penalties they could face if they refuse to undergo testing.

Understanding changes to drug possession laws in New York

In the state of New York and other states across the nation, when laws and regulations are no longer appropriate, adjustments should be made. With regards to regulations dealing with drug possession, the details of the law might require modification if the resulting penalties or consequences do not align with the crime. In some cases, the punishment is much too severe for the crime committed. In order to avoid unjust treatment to defendants, these punishments are modified.

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