What if I Get a DWI While on Probation?

May 19, 2017

After a person is convicted of a crime, he or she is often able to avoid jail time by agreeing to a term of probation. In order to remain on probation and out of prison, the defendant must comply with specific conditions. Remaining free of additional arrests is just one of the conditions required of probationers. Failing to fulfill these responsibilities can have serious consequences, including jail time and heavy fines, so if you have […] Read On

Infographic: New York DWI Arrest Statistics

May 9, 2017

The state of New York tracks crime statistics by state and county (plus NYC) going back to 2007. We took a look at the DWI stats for New York City in 2016, and the results were alarming.

How Does a Prior DWI Conviction in Another State Affect My New York DWI?

Many people believe that an out-of-state DWI conviction has no repercussions in their home state of New York. In reality, New York is party to the Interstate Driver’s License Compact (IDLC), which requires each member to treat out-of-state convictions for drunk driving as if they had occurred in their own state. However, a conviction will not transfer if the prosecutor cannot establish that the out-of-state DUI offense was comparable to a similar offense in the […] Read On

How Does a NY DWI Conviction Affect My Driver’s License?

April 28, 2017

A person convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI) faces serious criminal penalties, including jail time and hefty fines. However, this is not the only thing that defendants have to worry about, as offenders also face temporary and in some cases, permanent suspension of their driver’s licenses. In certain situations, it is possible to receive a conditional license that allows the driver to travel to and from work or school, but obtaining them can be difficult, […] Read On

How to Restore My License After a DWI in NY

April 20, 2017

In New York, a person’s driver’s license can be revoked for any number of reasons, including driving while intoxicated (DWI). Having a suspended or revoked license can make day to day life extremely difficult. For instance, those who do not live within walking distance of work may be required to carpool with a colleague or use public transportation to get to work on time. Not having a license can also make it nearly impossible to […] Read On

Can I be Arrested for a DWI in New York if I Blow Below the Limit?

April 10, 2017

One of the most common methods used by law enforcement when determining whether a person is intoxicated is a breathalyzer test. In New York, a person can be arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) if the results of this test demonstrate that he or she has a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or more. However, police officers can take other evidence into consideration after pulling someone over, including observations of slurred speech, an […] Read On

Can I get a DWI for Driving With Marijuana in my System in New York?

March 29, 2017

In New York, driving under the influence of marijuana falls under the category of Driving while ability impaired by a drug (DWAI/drug) or if a driver had consumed both drugs and alcohol, driving while ability impaired by a combined influence of drugs or alcohol (DWAI/combination). Both of these offenses have serious consequences, so if you were arrested in New York for driving while under the influence of marijuana, it is critical to contact an experienced […] Read On

In New York, Can I get a DWI if I’m not Driving?

March 20, 2017

In New York, a person does not have to actually be driving a car to be arrested for a DWI, so if you were arrested in New York for a DWI and your engine was not running or you were not sitting in the driver’s seat, it is still critical to speak with an experienced DWI attorney who can help protect your interests. Totality of the Circumstances Even when a driver is not actually driving […] Read On

NY Court of Appeals Will Hear Challenges to License Revocation Rules

March 17, 2017

Later this month, the New York Court of Appeals will hear three cases that bring into question the fairness and validity of certain restrictions placed on those who have been convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI) on more than one occasion. Passed in 2012, these rules place a series of severe limitations on drivers in New York who are attempting to restore their previously revoked license privileges. These are the cases: Acevedo v. New York […] Read On

What are the Penalties for a DWI in New York?

March 9, 2017

In New York, driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a serious crime. There are, however, varying degrees of DWI charges, all of which carry different penalties, so if you were recently charged with a DWI, it is critical to speak with an experienced DWI attorney who can explain your charges and help you formulate a defense. Types of Violations Under New York law, there are a number of different types of DWI offenses, some of which […] Read On

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