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What are aggravated DWIs and DWAIs in New York?

Drunk driving charges are often DWIs, meaning the driver was driving while legally intoxicated with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or higher. If one is a first time offender, it is likely that their license will be revoked for a minimum of six months and will pay a fine of $500 to $1,000. One may also serve up to one year in jail. However, anytime one drinks alcohol and gets behind the wheel, there is a chance they could face drunk driving charges other than just a standard DUI.

Government campaigns against DWIs involving drugged driving

People in New York may think that DWAIs can only be assessed against drunk drivers. However, a drugged driver can also be charged with driving while ability impaired, as drugs can impair a person's ability to operate a motor vehicle. And, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is taking steps to bring awareness about the issue of drugged driving.

Woman faces DUI charges with children in the car

Anytime you drive with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher, you may be charged with drunk driving in the state of New York. However, driving with a child in the car while intoxicated can result in even more serious charges, especially if the child is injured or killed.

CEO of NASCAR arrested in New York for DUI, drug possession

The chairman and CEO of NASCAR, Brian France, is facing DUI and drug possession charges after a traffic stop in early August. The 56-year-old man was apparently pulled over for failing to stop at a stop sign. During the stop, the officer allegedly noted that France appeared intoxicated. When police searched him, they allegedly found oxycodone pills in his possession. According to officers, France's blood alcohol limit at the time of his arrest was more than twice New York's legal limit of .08 percent.

Drunk driving could result in vehicular manslaughter charges

Most of us are aware that driving a vehicle while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs is a crime in the state of New York and can result in drunk driving charges and a DUI conviction. However, if someone was killed in an alleged drunk driving accident, then you may be charged with intoxicated manslaughter and face even more serious consequences.

What can I expect from a field sobriety test?

During a routine traffic stop, a New York officer may suspect that you have had too much to drink and ask you to submit to a field sobriety test, also known as a roadside sobriety test. The results of these tests are often subjective, but can be used against you if you are charged with a DUI.

When will a motorist face problem driver restrictions?

Many people in New York will go to occasions this summer where alcohol is served. After all, summer is a popular time for block parties, weddings and one cannot forget the Fourth of July and Labor Day holidays. Unfortunately, after attending such celebrations, some people may be charged and convicted of driving under the influence.

What should you know if you charged with underage drunk driving?

Although the legal drinking age in New York is 21, people under 21 will sometimes decide to drink alcohol. The situation can be made worse if the person gets behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking. They are subject to the Zero Tolerance Law.

Man faces felony drunk driving charges related to Leandra's Law

Facing drunk driving charges in New City and throughout New York can happen in a variety of ways and lead to many different allegations and penalties if there is a conviction. For example, people might not realize that they can be confronted with DUI allegations even if the vehicle is not moving and a law enforcement officer finds a person who is under the influence behind the wheel. This can be compounded if the person has children in the vehicle. Those who are dealing with an arrest in such a case must remember the importance of having legal help.

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