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Woman registers high blood alcohol content level in DWI arrest

When a person is arrested on drunk driving charges in the Hudson Valley, some of the most important pieces of evidence will be the blood alcohol content level and the field sobriety test. These are terms that most people will have a basic grasp of, but do not completely understand their importance and what they mean to the case, the arrest and prosecution. If a driver is arrested and charged with DWI, there are multiple strategies to construct a defense. Having legal help is one of the most important factors in seeking a satisfactory resolution.

Are there different DWI penalties for commercial drivers?

In New York, being convicted of drunk driving carries a variety of penalties that can differ based on the circumstances. For those who drive commercial vehicles for a living and have a commercial driver's license, the criteria for a DWI charge and the penalties are harsher than for a person with a conventional license. Since a commercial driver's license suspension will negatively affect a person's ability to earn a living, it is important to understand the penalties he or she will face and formulate a strong defense against the charges.

What can spark penalties of license suspensions and revocations?

New York drivers confronted with a traffic violation and penalties might not realize that they can eventually have their license suspended or revoked. This can be a significant inconvenience. Knowing the difference between a definite suspension, an indefinite suspension and a revocation, and the reasons these penalties can be assessed, are integral to lodging a defense and getting one's license back.

Woman faces multiple offenses after alleged DUI hit-and-run

When there are allegations of a New York driver being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, there can be charges levied that can result in significant penalties and long-term consequences. If those allegations are accompanied by an accident in which there is an injury or fatality, the driver will face multiple offenses. This can be made worse if the driver makes the mistake of committing other crimes, such as fleeing the scene. With any DWI, it is important to have legal help.

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