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Allegations involving criminal acts and DWAI lodged against teen

On Behalf of | Mar 15, 2018 | Criminal Defense |


In New York State, it is not uncommon for a person to be arrested on multiple offenses that run the gamut of violations. If it is a young person who has just reached adulthood, mistakes happen frequently and this can result in allegations and harsh penalties. With a combination of alleged criminal behaviors and driving violations, the long-term consequences can severely damage a person’s life. Having an experienced criminal defense attorney who can handle all areas of the case is imperative to the defense.

An 18-year-old man was arrested three times in the same day on a variety of charges. His problems began at around 8:30 a.m. when he had a car accident and was given a citation for possession of marijuana. He was a passenger at the time. The tires of the vehicle were blown out and it had damage to its body. Around two hours later, the teen drove another vehicle and was placed under arrest for DWAI. He was processed and released. He took a cab after his release and is accused of attempting to rob the driver of his money. The man ran and the driver chased and caught him. When police arrived, he was arrested again for several charges including petit larceny.

Being charged with driving related violations can affect a person’s driver’s license status and have a negative influence on their ability to get a job in the present and future. Allegations of theft carry with them the possibility of jail time and hefty fines. Drug possession can be a black mark in a person’s life. When these are combined – all in a single day – it can result in major issues. With legal help, some of the charges might be reduced. There could be programs that the person can be enrolled in to get some charges dropped and move on. Given the litany of problems that can result from being convicted on all these charges, having a strong defense is essential.

Luckily, this series of incidents involving an 18-year-old did not involve serious injuries and loss of life. However, he should take the charges seriously as he can face significant penalties if he is convicted on some or all of them. He must make certain to protect his interests by discussing his case with an attorney immediately so he can plan his defense.

Source:, “Hudson Valley Teen Arrested Three Times In One Day,” Zak Failla, March 5, 2018