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October 2018 Archives

Massachusetts woman arrested in New York for several DWI offenses


Drunk driving charges in New York can be intimidating and cause long-term problems for anyone, but it is especially worrisome for those who are from other states. The circumstances will dictate what the charges will be after a DWI arrest and for some, that can include multiple offenses with significant penalties if there is a conviction. For people who are from out-of-state and find themselves facing DWI allegations, having a strong legal defense from a lawyer who is based in New York is vital to the case and achieving a positive result.

What is the law for presumption of drug possession in New York?


When there is a law enforcement search of a vehicle or a room in New York and drugs are found, those who are in the vehicle or are near the room will likely claim that the drugs do not belong to them. It is a common question as to how law enforcement and prosecutors can prove who the drugs belonged to. Many will think that this is a viable strategy for defense. However, it is important to understand the law for the presumption of criminal possession of a controlled substance and what it entails. This is key for those who are arrested as part of a drug investigation and charged with possession.

Man arrested for DWI in New York while teaching teens to drive


When there are drunk driving charges in New York State, it is often said that the person who was arrested must think about "protecting your future." Since the negative impact of a conviction for drunk driving can be so far-reaching, this is eminently true. Losing driving privileges, jail time, fines and other penalties can hinder a person for an extended period. When the arrest is made when the person is working and his or her job requires having a driver's license, it becomes even more important to craft a strong defense to avoid the harshest penalties or get an acquittal. Legal help is critical to achieving that goal.

Call a qualified lawyer when charged with underage drunk driving


Underage drinking is a common issue in the news in New York and across the nation. It may be true that there is generally no preventing people who are underage from getting alcohol and deciding to drink, but one issue that is more concerning is the number of people who are underage and get behind the wheel of a car. Although other issues are granted more attention today such as distracted driving, drunk driving is still one of the most common causes of car accidents with injuries and fatalities. If a person is accused of underage drunk driving, it can hinder their lives for the long term. Having legal help to defend against these charges is undeniably important.

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