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Making a defense against an underage drunk driving charge

Getting pulled over by a police car can be a stressful situation for drivers of any age. However, with regards to being accused of drunk driving, those under the age of 21 should understand how being charged with underage drunk driving could impact them. The consequences of an underage DWI could impact the young driver in various ways, which is why it is important to understand the details of the charge and establish a defense.

Understanding Leandra's Law and DWI penalties in New York


When a driver is pulled over for an alleged DWI, there are many factors to consider. A suspected drunk driver should not only consider his or her rights during the stop, but also his or her legal options if he or she is facing a drunk driving charge. If the driver is convicted of a DWI, he or she could face serious consequences. This is why drivers and those accused of impaired driving should be knowledgeable about the possible DWI penalties that they could endure and how and why they came to be.

Protecting your rights after a drunk driving charge


When a driver is pulled over by a police officer, he or she has numerous concerns. If the driver is suspected of drunk driving, many of his or her concerns may revolve around legal rights during the stop and what to do if he or she ends up charged with a DWI. Our law firm understands that New Yorkers who are suspected of drunk driving seek to protect their rights and driving privileges. Depending on the circumstances, this could be a serious criminal charge resulting in serious penalties and long-term consequences.

Man stopped on New York interstate faces aggravated DWI


Drivers in New York are pulled over for various reasons. One of these reasons is intoxication. If an officer believes that a motorist is driving under the influence, they will not only pull him or her over but will likely also conduct some tests to determine if he or she is intoxicated. This usually means field sobriety tests will be conducted as well as a breathalyzer test. Depending on the results of these tests, a driver might be arrested and charged with a DWI. When this happens, it is imperative that the suspected drunk driver should understand that he or she has defense options that may be able to help him or her get the charges reduced or dismissed.

What are the underage drinking laws in New York?

When teenagers get in trouble with the law, they often fear that it will seriously impact them in adulthood. Those accused of underage drinking could indeed face serious penalties if they are convicted. In addition, this traffic violation could lead to more serious charges, depending on the circumstances. It is therefore important that you understand the laws regarding underage drinking and the potential penalties so that you understand your defense options.

New York troopers step up DWI efforts


While getting behind the wheel of a vehicle can be a little dangerous at any time of the year in New York and elsewhere around the nation, there are certain times of the year when authorities and organizations within the state of New York are especially on the lookout for drunk drivers and warning against drinking and driving. The holiday season is one of those times, and drivers in New York should plan their New Year's parties in order to avoid being pulled over for driving while intoxicated.

Understanding penalties for drunk driving charges in New York


During the holidays, there is a concern for alcohol-related accidents. Due to this, most states initiate enforcement campaigns to reduce drunk driving. Drivers in New York should understand the law regarding these traffic stops as well as the potential penalties they could face. This information could help them strategize a defense against a drunk driving charge.

When is an ignition interlock device required in New York?


When a driver is arrested for driving while intoxicated, they could face serious penalties if they are convicted. In the state of New York, a driver could endure additional consequences rather than just a large fine and possible license suspension or revocation. In some cases, it might be mandatory to have an ignition interlock device installed in the driver's vehicle. This could be a major penalty to face, and many question what circumstance require an ignition interlock device be installed.

Making a defense against a DWI charge in New York


When drivers in New York are pulled over, a lot of ideas rush through their minds. In some cases, a driver might not fully understand why he or she was pulled over and what questions he or she might face. Moreover, depending on the reasons for stopping the driver, an officer might seek information from the driver and even request that he or she submit to testing on suspicion of drunk driving. When a driver is suspected of drunk driving, our firm understands that some drivers are not fully aware of their rights. Drivers might not understand what they can refuse or what penalties they could face if they refuse to undergo testing.

How New York DWI laws could require an interlock device


Following a traffic stop or an automobile accident, a driver could be arrested for violating a law. If the driver is charged with a DWI, this could lead to serious consequences. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the incident, the driver could face harsh penalties. With regards to misdemeanors or felony DWI's, a driver could endure additional penalties regardless if this is their first offense or not.

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