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Man arrested on felony drunk driving charges after accident

Law enforcement in Upstate New York is intent on catching and arresting drivers who are believed to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This is especially true with the holiday season rapidly approaching when more people will be on the road after celebrations with family and friends. When there is an arrest on drunk driving charges, there can be significant penalties including the loss of driving privileges, jail time, fines and more. For those who have a previous DWI conviction, the penalties can be harsher. Having legal help is an integral part of an effective defense.

Head-on car accident injures three and results in felony DWI

With cooler weather and winter rapidly approaching, the roads in the Hudson Valley will be treacherous enough. With the holidays coming quickly, that danger will be accentuated with the possibility that drivers might head out on the road after having a few drinks. When there are allegations that a driver was under the influence and that caused an accident, this can result in drunk driving charges and severe consequences because people were injured or killed. After an accident with drunk driving charges and serious injuries, the driver will run the risk of facing felony charges and the accompanying penalties. With these charges, having a good legal defense is crucial.

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.

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.

Man arrested for DWI after crashing into window of store

In the Hudson Valley, drunk driving charges can leave a driver with a variety of penalties if there is a conviction. Since the problem of drivers who are under the influence is so dangerous, it is no surprise that law enforcement is out in force trying to stop it. If there is a crash and it is due to allegations of drunk driving, the penalties can be even worse. For people who are facing any level of DWI charges, having legal help is a must for a skillful and effective defense.

New York teen charged with underage DWI and more after crash

Teen drivers are a common sight in the Hudson Valley. Since they are inexperienced and just starting out on the road, there is a chance they will make blatant mistakes a driver with a long history of driving would not make. That can make it difficult for them to get and maintain their driver's license, avoid citations and they might even be arrested for various charges related to legal violations. Much can be said about "protecting your future", but teen drivers should be especially cognizant of that. This is even more important after there have been allegations of multiple offenses while driving.

Multi-vehicle fatal crash leads to two men arrested for DWI

When a person is arrested for driving while intoxicated in Upstate New York, there are substantial penalties and other consequences. If it is a simple case of a driver who was under the influence, was stopped by law enforcement and placed under arrest with no accident and no injuries, it is not as severe an issue as it is when there is a crash with injuries and fatalities. These incidents can be compounded by other factors such as having children in the vehicle at the time. For those who have been arrested on charges of intoxicated manslaughter, felony drunk driving and other allegations, having a law firm that is skilled with defending clients against these charges is crucial.

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.

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