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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 […]

How a DWI can affect your college education

A conviction for driving while under the influence of alcohol comes with serious penalties. As a college student, you may wonder how such a conviction could impact your education. You should understand how driving while impaired could impact your academic career before you get behind the wheel. You will not lose your federal financial student […]

Can you protect your license after a DWI conviction?

Your driver’s license often represents much more to you than simply the ability to drive. It lets you live your life in the way you wish, letting you take road trips with families, pick up kids from school, attend your daily job, complete your chores and handle all of your medical needs. It allows you […]

Did your DWI stop and arrest meet legal requirements?

Driving while intoxicated in New York is a crime that often includes fines and jail time. Depending on your history and the details of your case, you may lose driving privileges if convicted. However, a DWI arrest does not guarantee a conviction. According to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, drug and alcohol-related traffic […]

What drivers should know about ignition interlock devices

Ignition interlock devices have pros and cons. They allow drivers with convictions of impaired driving to keep their licenses and continue driving for necessary reasons. However, they are also inconvenient and cost a lot of money. According to the New York State Unified Court System, when a driver’s sentence involves an IID, the state places a […]

What are standardized field sobriety tests?

Officers have many tools in their arsenal when dealing with potential cases of DUI. If they pull you over on a routine traffic stop and anticipate that you may have hit the road while intoxicated, what will they do? They will likely require you to take a field sobriety test, first. And you are most […]

Yes, your cold medicine could lead to a DWI

If you have ever taken a cold medicine that contained diphenhydramine, an antihistamine or decongestants, you may realize that it’s going to make you tired. This is particularly likely if you take a medication that is labeled as “nighttime” medicine or a “sleep aid.” Even if you aren’t taking a nighttime cold medicine, it’s important to […]

How to prevent a DUI in the future

If you have recently been arrested on DUI or DWI charges, you will likely be worried about your future, as well facing legal charges. This arrest may have been a reality check, and whether or not you were actually intoxicated at the time of your arrest, you will likely be worried about whether you will […]

Alcohol: It affects you at every level

You probably know that you cannot legally drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or higher. However, did you know that you could be at risk of crashing and still be impaired below that level? Even a small amount of alcohol could impact you by impairing the way your body works. Here is more […]

Driving drugged: You may already be guilty by mistake

guilty of drugged driving? Easily enough: Prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs can and do cause impaired functioning in many people. Some may not even realize that they’re impaired when they get behind the wheel of their car. What drugs tend to lead to impaired driving? Almost any drug that has a mind-altering effect can leave you too […]