Super Bowl Sunday has come and gone, but for some New Yorkers, the consequences of that day live on. Every year following the game, numerous individuals are stopped and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. DUI charges, whether they come as a first offense or are one of many, can have significant consequences if one is convicted. As such, those who have recently found themselves facing DUI charges may wish to seek assistance fighting those charges as soon as possible.
The mother of a celebrity actress receives some unflattering media attention herself after being arrested for DWI while on Long Island. According to police, the woman was leaving the mall on a recent evening and rear-ended an SUV. She then allegedly intentionally left the scene of the accident without exchanging information with the driver of the SUV. The driver of the SUV followed her to her home while contracting police in the process.
Motorists in New York who get pulled over on the suspicion of drunk driving will probably be offered field sobriety tests and a portal breath test. If these tests show a need for further testing, the driver will be asked to submit to a supposedly more reliable test, often referred to by the brand name Breathalyzer, at a local police station.
This blog has discussed on previous occasions how even those accused of drunk driving for the first time face the possibility of imprisonment and will almost certainly have to deal with a license suspension. Additionally, even one DWI or DWAI can have a negative impact on a New Yorker's career, especially if he or she is a licensed professional or drives regularly as part of her job.
Many people probably know that those who are under the influence of marijuana or other drugs can be just as dangerous behind the wheel as those who have consumed too much alcohol. For this reason, New York criminalizes drugged driving in a manner similar to the way it handles drunk driving.
A real estate broker well-connected to the greater New York City area, who has recently faced other legal troubles, now is dealing with several charges related to drunk driving. One of his charges is a felony.
Even a DWI first offense can leave a New Yorker facing serious consequences. This is the case even when the person has never had a criminal conviction before. She may even be a well-respected professional, like a doctor who makes her living treating patients with different illnesses and injuries.
Many people in and around Rockland County, Orange County and Westchester County in the greater New York area drive for a living. In addition to long-haul truckers and mass transit drivers, many others must carry a commercial license in order to carry on their careers and earn a living.
As this blog has mentioned before, drunk driving in this state will almost always be treated as at least a criminal misdemeanor, even for a first-time offense. Under New York law, even misdemeanors can land a person in jail and can result in other significant penalties.
As people in New City, New York, and the surrounding communities probably know just from experience, drunk driving charges can lead to serious consequences.