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Drunk Driving Charges Archives

Plea bargain made in aggravated DWI case

Despite the stereotypes that abound, virtually anyone can be arrested for drunk driving in New York. Consuming alcohol when out for dinner or happy hour or at special celebrations with family members and friends and then driving home is a normal thing for many people. This very socially acceptable and normal thing may well lead a person to being accused of driving while ability impaired by alcohol or driving while impaired no matter their social status or job.

What your urine, breath and blood might say about you

Brooklyn is a popular borough in New York City known for many things, including heavy traffic. Whether a permanent resident or a visitor just passing through, you might join many others who enjoy the cultural flare, culinary fare and many recreation locations offered in the area, such as Coney Island and Prospect Park.  

What are the penalties for driving while intoxicated in NY?

Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol can not only cause grave injury and loss of life, it can also result in a number of significant penalties in the state of New York. Depending on the circumstances at the time of your arrest, you could potentially face years in jail as well as exorbitant fines and courts costs. In some cases, being aware of the potential legal ramifications can serve as a deterrent to those who may not consider a driving while intoxicated offense a serious one.

How can I stop someone from driving under the influence?

For drivers in New York and all over the nation, drunk driving poses a huge threat to the safety of everyone who shares the road. Accordingly, if a friend or loved one intends on driving while inebriated, it’s important to know the steps to take to prevent them from getting behind the wheel. Not only will this stop a potentially devastating accident from occurring, it can also keep your loved one from incurring significant legal consequences.

Pleading Guilty, the strategy

When you are facing criminal charges, especially from something that seems as damning as a failed breathalyzer, a failed field sobriety test, and a partial confession blurted to the arresting officer, you probably are considering a plea bargain. Plea bargains are viable options for some people, in certain situations. This post will go over the basics of plea bargains and how they are treated by judges and prosecutors.

An update on drugged driving charges and investigative techniques

Drugged driving is the new hot-button issue among law enforcement officials. It is widely believed (with scant scientific evidence) that wider acceptance of marijuana will lead to higher rates of drugged driving. While the connection seems, logical there are few scientific studies to support this position (partially because this area of study is relatively new but more concrete data is expected in the next few years). Law enforcement is concerned because they lack the investigative tools to confront drugged driving.

Circumstances that can lead to an aggravated DUI charge

Aggravated DUI is an enhanced version of the basic DUI charge and thus also features elevated versions of the penalties. In the case of a basic DUI charge penalties can already be very significant, but in the case of an aggravated DUI, the punishments are much more severe.

Navy SEAL from Bin Laden raid cleared of DWI charges

In this country, we tend to vilify anyone whose name is mentioned in the same sentence as the word "DWI." Many immediately judge the person, condemning them before the facts come out or a trial is held. Rushing to judgment like that can often be a mistake, as a recent case involving a Navy SEAL shows.

Learning more about felony DUI charges

If you are caught driving while intoxicated, you might be charged with a DUI. A DUI charge can come in different shapes. In most states, a standard DUI charge is classified under misdemeanors. This charge can be updated to a felony DUI charge if the prosecution pushes for it. Felony DUI charge is a comparatively more serious offense and might lead to severe consequences for the defendant.

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