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Man has accidents and flees, now faces drunk driving charges

For New Yorkers who are facing drunk driving charges, the penalties are harsh. The charges will often be determined by the circumstances of the arrest. For example, if there is an accident and a hit-and-run, the driver will face worse charges and penalties than if it was a simple drunk driving investigation and arrest. Regardless, those who are dealing with DWI charges must keep their future in mind by preparing a defense with help from an attorney experienced with a wide range of DWI issues.

Off-duty law enforcement officer arrested for DWI, fleeing scene

No one in New York State is immune to facing drunk driving charges. Even those who are in a position of authority in the state can be confronted by these allegations and the accompanying penalties in the event of a conviction. Any DWI charge must be dealt with aggressively to avoid the worst-case scenario. Having assistance from an attorney from the very beginning is one of the foundational factors in seeking a successful resolution. This is especially true when it is a city employee - particularly a law enforcement officer - who is accused of driving under the influence.

There are different penalties for DUI, depending on age

When a New York resident is investigated by law enforcement and placed under arrest for drinking and driving or driving under the influence of drugs, it is a worrisome experience. It is unavoidable that there are numerous questions about the future after the arrest and as the case moves forward. For people who are arrested and charged with underage drunk driving, it is also important to remember that there are different license penalties, depending on the accused's age.

With holiday DWI and driving offense crackdown, a defense is key

Drunk driving is an issue that New York State and its law enforcement takes seriously and tries to do what is possible to reduce its incidence and prosecute those who are arrested and charged with it. That often includes checkpoints at certain intervals when it is known drivers are prone to operating their vehicles under the influence. However, when a driver is arrested and hit with drunk driving charges due to checkpoints and targeted enforcement, there is a chance that drivers who have a reasonable excuse for the situation will get caught up and charged. This is when it is essential to have a strong legal defense.

Understanding the consequences of breath test refusals

When a New York driver is stopped by law enforcement and the officer suspects that the driver was operating the vehicle under the influence, a request will often be made for the driver to submit to a chemical test. Depending on the circumstances, this will involve a breathalyzer or a blood test.

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.

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.

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.

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