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Drunk Driving Charges Archives

Bad donut allegedly to blame for bus driver's DUI

Most states, including New York, treat DWI as a serious offense, especially when it potentially endangers children. This is no less true in Texas, where authorities arrested a school bus driver last week. Witnesses who allegedly saw the bus swerving dangerously called 911 to report the incident. After pulling the bus over, authorities administered sobriety tests, alleging that she failed "miserably."

Is driving drunk with a child a felony in New York?

Drunk driving ranges from a mild traffic offense to a criminal felony offense depending on in which state you get pulled over and the circumstances surrounding your arrest. In New York, a drunk driving offense can quickly turn into a felony if you had a child passenger in your vehicle at the time of the stop. This is thanks to New York's child endangerment drunk driving law, Leandra's Law.  

What can I expect after a DUI?

Receiving a drunk driving charge in New York City is a very serious matter. Along with possibly injuring yourself and others, you’ll also be subject to a variety of penalties in the aftermath of your arrest. Very Well Mind explains what you can expect if you’re caught driving while intoxicated.

Drivers should beware after drinking

New York is perhaps the hub of New Year's Eve celebrations in America as countless tourists flock to the city to see the ball drop in Times Square at midnight. This is an event that is commonly central to festivities across the nation as it graces screens from coast to coast. When the ball has dropped at the start of the New Year is officially heralded, many people toast with a glass of champagne or some other alcoholic beverage. 

What happens if I get pulled over at a sobriety checkpoint?

‘Tis the season for family, friends, merriment and – sobriety checkpoints? You and other New York residents may not be surprised to see the familiar checkpoints popping up during the holiday season, but you might not know exactly what they entail.

Controversial pot breath test device developed

While more and more people in many states around the nation are able to enjoy the use of marijuana for recreational purposes, New York residents are not able to do so. However, many people in the state can use pot legally for medicinal purposes. Even while legal, this may lead people to being accused of driving while impaired. While field sobriety tests and breath test devices are used for determining a driver's level of impairment by alcohol, it has remained a challenge for law enforcement to find a way to identify impairment among drivers due to the use of pot.

State out for suspected impaired drivers

People in New York know that driving safely is important and that includes not driving when they are unable to do so safely. To some, the efforts to combat drunk driving can at times feel like society has forgotten that it is not illegal to have a drink or two before driving a vehicle. What is illegal is consuming a sufficient amount of alcohol that leads a person to be legally intoxicated. 

What is a rehab program?

When New York residents like you face a first-time DUI charge and are convicted of it, there are still options available to you. Neil S. Ruskin, attorney at law, will explain to you what rehabilitation programs are, and how they can be useful to you.

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