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How DUIs work for out-of-state drivers

Each U.S. state has its own specific rules on handling driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and drug cases, and New York is no exception. But what sort of penalties can you expect if you’re charged with DUI as an out-of-state driver in New York? Will you have to pay any fines? Do you […]

3 reasons field sobriety tests might not be accurate

Law enforcement officers frequently use field sobriety tests to determine whether a driver is driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. However, these tests may not always provide reliable results due to various reasons. This article will explore some of the reasons why field sobriety tests may not produce accurate results. 1. Inherent inaccuracy […]

Common reasons for license revocation in New York

Some drivers brush off minor traffic violations, thinking that after paying the fines, they can just continue about their day. However, multiple traffic violations and serious violations such as DWI can lead to license revocation. These are some of the usual grounds for the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to cancel one’s driver’s license permanently. […]

What happens if I decline the breathaylzer test during a DWI police stop?

You’re driving on State Route 36 when a flash of blue and red appears in your rear-view mirror. You pull over to the shoulder and the police car follows. The trooper asks if you have been drinking and wants you to take a roadside breath test to find out. Should you? Whether you take the […]

Common legal defenses for DWI charges

A DWI or DWAI conviction can lead to severe penalties that disrupt your life. You could face fees, a  license suspension and even jail time. If you are dealing with a DWI charge in New York, you have the right to defend yourself and fight for a fair outcome to your case. Illegitimate traffic stops […]

3 FAQs about DWI charges

Your choice to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs comes with many consequences, both emotionally and financially. If charged with a DWI in New York State, knowing the possible repercussions may help you better handle what comes next. 1. What penalties may I face? New York state takes DWIs seriously. Depending on the […]

Where can adults use marijuana legally?

New York drug laws changed to legalize cannabis for adults aged 21 and older. The legislation allows people to legally carry three ounces of dry buds and 24 ounces of a concentrated product. As with other substances, such as cigarettes and alcohol, New York State does place restrictions on where you can use marijuana. Basic rules […]

Medications and impaired driving

You probably already know that you could receive a DWI charge in New York for driving under the influence of certain medications. If an officer finds that you seem dizzy, speak unclearly or seem tired, the officer could arrest you for impaired driving. A better understanding of the impacts of certain medications gives you the […]

Do you legally need to submit to a chemical test?

When a police officer pulls you over on suspicion of a DWI, they cannot force you to take a breath test. However, you face several legal penalties for refusing. According to the New York DMV, driving means you fall under the law of implied consent for chemical tests. Even though the state considers driving to be […]

What factors can affect your blood alcohol concentration?

You have probably gone out to dinner with family or friends and had some drinks. You may have driven home afterward thinking you were not drunk. Any amount of alcohol can impair your ability to drive. The safest course of action is not to drive after you have consumed alcohol. In New York, the law […]