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What are the mechanics behind breath test instruments?

When a driver in New York is pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, the police may ask the driver to take a breath test, in order to determine what the driver's blood alcohol concentration is. If it is above 0.08 percent, it is above the legal limit and the driver may be charged with driving while intoxicated or DWI. However, it is not unknown for Breathalyzers to be faulty, leading to an incorrect result. New York residents concerned about this may want to learn more about how do Breathalyzers work in the first place.

What happens at a New York juvenile dispositional hearing?

Juveniles are often unable to anticipate the long-term consequences of their actions in the way an adult can. Moreover, most juveniles simply do not have the maturity that adults have. This may lead to situations where a juvenile is being accused of committing an illegal act. When a juvenile in New York is accused of a crime, depending on the nature of the crime and the juvenile's age, he or she may not be tried as an adult but instead will go through a Family Court fact-finding hearing and possibly a dispositional hearing.

How does New York place a value on property in larceny cases?

When it comes to determining the value of allegedly stolen property, police and prosecutors in New City may want to place as high a value as is possible, to bolster their case against the accused. However, it is important that any value placed on allegedly stolen property is both fair and appropriate, as it can affect the charges and penalties the accused faces.

Attempted shoplifting leads to criminal charges

When people are accused of a crime, they frequently face a large variety of criminal charges. Police and prosecutors may try to "throw the book at" people who have been suspected of criminal behavior and hope that something sticks. This can be challenging for the individuals who are facing these situations. They may be overwhelmed, and wonder how to proceed or how to clear their name.

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