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What should I know about an ignition interlock device?

When a New Yorker faces drunk driving charges, a conviction can carry with it many penalties including fines, jail time, a driver license suspension and more. Some are required to install an ignition interlock device to their vehicle. This device is linked to the starter and has a mouthpiece for the person to blow into to determine the blood-alcohol content before it will start. It will also require the person to again blow into it intermittently to ensure they were not drinking alcohol in the interim from the previous test. Understanding the law for the ignition interlock device is important when dealing with these charges.

Man faces multiple offenses for DWI after stop, low-speed chase

Being arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated in New York can result in short and long-term problems that can negatively affect a person's life. Often, the person will make the mistake of compounding a traffic stop and DWI investigation by deciding to flee law enforcement. This can set the stage for worse penalties, if there is a conviction.

Head of Upstate New York children's program faces DWI charges

There can be a negative impact for a conviction for driving while intoxicated regardless of who is confronted with the allegations. This is magnified when the accused is a person who has a prominent job with a public agency and is entrusted with the interests of children in New York State. For those whose entire livelihood can be damaged by a DWI conviction and other charges, it is even more important to have a strong legal defense against the charges to seek a positive outcome.

Former fire chief arrested on DWI charges

When law enforcement in the Hudson Valley is patrolling the roads, it does not discriminate when it investigates drivers who are believed to be operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Regardless of their position in the community and the job they do, if there is evidence that they were under the influence behind the wheel, they will be arrested. On the other side of the coin, those who are arrested - no matter their occupation - must bear in mind the importance of a legal defense to seek a reduction of charges, an acquittal or a dismissal. Legal assistance is crucial toward this end.

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.

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