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Traffic stop leads to arrest for felony drug charges

New Yorkers might be under the impression that the growing freedom across the nation to possess and use marijuana means that there is a reduction in the intensity with which law enforcement addresses it. In New York, the drug remains illegal meaning that those who have it can face drug possession charges and those who are selling it could face intent to distribute charges. These can rise to a felony if there is enough of the drug in possession. For people who are arrested for drug crimes related to marijuana, legal help is a must.

Understanding traffic violations for New York distracted driving

A driver's ability to continually check their smartphones and other devices has led to a prevalence of distracted driving. While the danger of distracted driving is well known, people still do it. However, law enforcement is cracking down. In New York, drivers can face a traffic violation and a fine for using a phone while driving. Knowing the law is essential to avoid the harshest penalties.

Man arrested on multiple drug charges after traffic stop

Hudson Valley residents will often be under the impression that drug offenses are generally linked to those who have illegal drugs, like cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and even marijuana. However, prescription drugs can also result in drug crime charges with serious consequences.

Holiday weekend crackdown can lead to drunk driving charges

People in the Hudson Valley and throughout New York State will undoubtedly look forward to holiday weekends with the most recent being Labor Day. However, law enforcement will also be looking forward to these weekends and other holidays to seek out drivers who might be operating their vehicles under the influence and to make arrests on drunk driving charges. Those who are stopped during these crackdowns and arrested on a DUI charge should be aware of how to formulate a defense.

Understanding the basics of an ignition interlock device

An ignition interlock device is a machine that is installed on a vehicle and measures the blood-alcohol content in a person's body. Before the vehicle will start, the driver must blow into the machine so the BAC can be determined. It will also intermittently require the driver to blow into the machine to ensure that he or she was not drinking after the previous test. For drivers who are convicted of DUI, installation of this machine is part of the program allowing them to drive.

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