As we have discussed before, the penalties associated with drunk driving charges are tremendous. They affect people in ways that don't just relate to the legal consequences of the charge. For example, having your license revoked is usually part of the aftermath of a DUI.
In our last post, we talked about the checkpoints associated with drunk driving and sobriety that can pop up around New York. In that post, we talked about how the penalties that are placed on someone convicted of a DUI are very serious and can affect the individual in many ways. But, specifically, what are the penalties that await a person convicted of a DUI?
As is tradition every Fourth of July, the news turns its focus on one of the more dangerous days to be out on the road of the year. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), in 2012 roughly half of all fatal accidents on July 4th involved a drunk driver. So they are trying to do something about it this year by partnering with the mobile ride service Uber to reduce the number of drunk drivers out on the road.