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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.

What are the different types of misdemeanors in New York?


When residents in New York are accused of committing a crime, it is not only important to understand the details that led to their arrest, but also what they are being charged with. While misdemeanors are considered a lesser offense and carry lesser penalties than a felony, such crimes should still be taken seriously. Defendants in New York should understand the different types of misdemeanors and the penalties they could impose.

Addressing the increase of misdemeanors in New York


Being accused of a crime is a serious situation, regardless of the crime. Even though misdemeanors are considered a lesser crime in New York, these allegations should be addressed in the same manner as if it were a harsher crime. Defendants could face serious penalties, and it is important to understand the details of the allegations, so they can take appropriate action, such as developing a defense strategy.

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.

Navigating the legal defense system for violent crimes


Being charged with a crime is a serious and life-impacting event for the accused and their loved ones. Therefore, it is important to address the criminal charges appropriately in order to reduce the affects it could have on the life of the defendant. Our firm understands that when New York residents are charged with a violent crime, their personal and professional reputation could be damaged. This is why it is important to understand the details of the charges in order to develop a strong defense to reduce or dismiss the charges against them.

New York restaurant owner faces several misdemeanors


When individuals face criminal charges, they often consider their defense options. This is especially true when the allegations they face are damaging their personal and professional reputation. While misdemeanors are considered lesser crimes than felonies, defendants should still take these charges seriously. The consequences misdemeanors carry could impact the defendant's life greatly, even if a conviction is forthcoming. This is why it is important to promptly and adequately address the issue by devising a strong defense.

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 do you use a plea bargain to your advantage?


When defendants in New York are facing a criminal charge, they often consider not only how the charges will affect them but also how they can avoid any penalties. Depending on the crime they are being accused of, the suspect could implement a defense strategy in order to avoid any consequences and a damaged reputation. When assessing possible defenses against the criminal allegations, a defendant might consider a plea bargain, but they might not fully understand how to do it and how it could affect them.

Understanding options when defending criminal charges


Facing a criminal charge should never be taken lightly. When defendants in New York endure criminal accusations, their life could be impacted no matter the results of the case. Our firm understands that criminal allegations can be just as harmful as a conviction. Even if criminal penalties are not endured, the accused's personal and professional reputation could be severely damaged. By taking action and devising a defense strategy, the suspect could reduce or eliminate penalties and consequences.

What constitutes an unlawful search and seizure?


When you face a criminal charge, you must consider your legal options. When navigating the possible criminal defenses, you, the accused, should seek to find a strategy that could result in reduced or dismissed charges or an acquittal. In order to establish your strongest defense, you also need to note your rights and the requirements to which police officers must adhere. If an officer fails to conduct a proper search and seizure, then you might be able to use that information to dismiss the seized evidence, possibly resulting in dropped the charges.

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