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November 2014 Archives

'Cake Boss' faces 2 drunk driving charges, rejects plea deal

Being accused of drunk driving can have a profound impact on many people. The accusations can have an impact on every aspect of your life, including your social life and your professional life. For some people, those effects can be much more considerable than others. The recent arrest of Buddy Valastro in New York shows that even high-profile celebrities can be caught up in the legal system.

Open container laws in New York

When you and your friends are out for the evening having a good time, your friends might want to bring alcohol into your vehicle to continue the party. You probably realize that you shouldn't drink and drive, but have you ever considered the legality of your friends drinking as you drive? If not, you might be interested in learning more about it.

When do drunk driving charges become felony charges in New York?

In the past two weeks, we discussed the methods police officers use to determine if a person is driving drunk. Once officers make the determination that they feel they have just cause to charge a person with drunk driving, that person is charged. There are several different types of drunk driving charges a person might face, some of which are felony charges. Our New York readers might be interested in learning about various charges for non-commercial drivers.

Breathalyzer result admissibility in New York DUI and DWI cases

Readers of the blog we posted last week learned about some of the field sobriety test methods that are used to determine if someone should be charged with a DUI or DWI. While those tests are the first steps often used to make that determination, the Breathalyzer test is another important tool for determining the suitability of these charges. Our New York readers might find some points about Breathalyzers interesting.