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What happens if an underage driver is accused of drunk driving?

Individuals under age 21 in New York who are accused of drunk driving face different consequences than those who are 21-years-old or older. This is because the legal drinking age in New York, and nationwide, is age 21. Therefore, those under age 21 are subject to the state's "zero tolerance" laws.

Help is available for those facing drug charges in New York

As this blog discussed last week, the state of New York has established a drug court program that may help individuals accused of drug crimes receive lesser sentences or have the charges against them dismissed if they meet the program's requirements. For many in New York, drug courts may be a preferable alternative to harsh jail sentences.

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