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Pickup truck driver faces DWI charges after crashing into pole

As drivers in Hudson Valley and throughout Upstate New York are keenly aware, law enforcement is on a constant watch to seek out and stop drivers who are thought to be under the influence. In many cases, there is a traffic stop after a driver has exhibited a sign that he or she might be intoxicated. However, when there is a crash, law enforcement will investigate to determine if drunk driving charges are in order. Other allegations can ensue as part of the case. In every situation, drivers should make certain that they are protected by an attorney who is experienced in drunk driving cases.

In addition to jail, what consequences does one face for DWI?

New York law enforcement is out in force seeking drivers who are operating their vehicles under the influence. This is especially true in the warmer months when people are on vacation, driving to various events and younger drivers are out on the road more frequently since they are out of school. While most people will be aware of the penalties for a conviction on drunk driving charges, including fines, jail time and the loss of driving privileges, there are other consequences that must be considered and make it imperative to do whatever possible to combat the DWI allegations.

Woman faces multiple offenses after alleged DWI near school

One of the most serious allegations a New Yorker can face when charged with driving while intoxicated, is if it is near a school. Those charged will be confronted with enhanced penalties. Not only can a conviction result in a loss of driving privileges, but also lead to jail time, fines and more. As such, with these drunk driving charges, a defense is imperative.

Man faces DWI, fleeing and assault for hitting officer with car

Since law enforcement in New York State is actively trying to catch and arrest drivers who are operating their vehicles under the influence, it is important that people avoid drinking and driving. When there is a stop and an arrest on drunk driving charges, it can lead to substantial penalties should there be a conviction. There can be multiple offenses if the driver is alleged to have committed other illegal acts as the investigation is commencing. When there is an incident in which a driver is dealing with these problems, having legal assistance is one of the most important factors in the case.

Man faces multiple offenses for DWI including Leandra's Law

New York State law enforcement is vigilant about trying to stop drivers from operating their vehicles under the influence. These charges carry with them significant penalties including fines and possible jail time. Other problems can come about when a person is convicted of DWI including the loss of driving privileges and problems at work. This can often hinge on the circumstances of the incident, if there was an accident, how high the blood alcohol content level is and more. When a person is arrested on drunk driving charges, having legal assistance is essential.

Woman faces multiple offenses for DWI on bridge in New York

People in New York State who are dealing with drunk driving charges must be cognizant of the penalties they will face if they are convicted. In many cases, there are allegations of multiple offenses. These can exponentially increase the potential punishments. For example, if the person is stopped and has children under 16 in the vehicle, it can rise to a felony drunk driving charge. With the long-term consequences that come with a conviction for DWI, having legal assistance from an attorney who understands how these cases are prosecuted can be integral to a defense.

What license restrictions might I face for multiple DWIs?

New Yorkers who are dealing with multiple offenses of driving while intoxicated will be confronted with harsher penalties than those who are charged with fewer offenses. In New York State, there are rules that mandate the license suspension and license revocation for those who reach a certain number of DWI convictions. Because losing one's driving privileges can be such a difficult situation to deal with, it is important to understand the various penalties, their nuance and how to formulate ways to combat the charges and avoid these penalties.

Teacher faces drunk driving charges after arrest at work

For New York State residents who are arrested on drunk driving charges, the individual situations will inevitably vary as will the level of consequences they face. That goes beyond the case itself and can have a negative impact on their employment. For example, if the person works at certain jobs or the allegations take place when they are at work, they might be confronted with problems that go far beyond the legal penalties with the arrest. Everyone needs a strong drunk driving defense, but this is particularly true if their employment could be in the balance.

Brother and sister faces drunk driving charges

New York State law enforcement is always on the alert for drivers who might be under the influence. Because drunk driving is considered such a problem and can lead to accidents and death, people who are arrested and charged with driving under the influence must be aware of the penalties and long-term consequences they might face if there is a conviction. A strong drunk defense and a favorable outcome is often contingent on having a qualified attorney to help. Those who are charged must bear this in mind from the very beginning.

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