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January 2015 Archives

All drunk driving charges require top-notch representation

In our post law week, we discussed some of the ways that elevated blood-alcohol concentration levels can affect people. Those effects are one of the reasons why all states have laws against drunk driving. All states, including New York, have harsh penalties for drunk driving. Anyone who has been accused of drunk driving should make sure they have good representation.

Alcohol's effects can be serious and lead to DWI charges

Our readers have probably often read our blog posts that have to do with the blood alcohol content of a person who has been arrested for drunk driving. Some of our readers might be wondering why this BAC reading is so significant in drunk driving cases. The simple answer to that is that the more elevated a person's BAC, the more likely that person is to drive in an unsafe manner. As coordination falters, the person might be pulled over for drunk driving. That requires swift action to help the person offer a defense to the charges.

Woman faces felony drunk driving charges after drinking extract

We have covered a lot of cases on this blog, but a recent story out of New York is one that many of our readers might find interesting. A woman was accused of drunk driving, but she hadn't consumed the alcoholic beverages that most people drink. Instead, the 46-year-old woman had reportedly been drinking pure vanilla extract.

What field sobriety tests are used in drunk driving charges?

We have often discussed cases in which people are asked to do field sobriety tests when a law enforcement officer has the belief that the person is driving under the influence of alcohol. While many officers rely on chemical tests, such as Breathalyzers and blood tests, some officers use the field sobriety tests. There are three tests that are in the Standardized Field Sobriety Test that are used to provide an indication of impairment that allows the officer to have probable cause to arrest the person. Our New York readers might find the information about these tests interesting.

Protect your rights when facing drunk driving charges in New York

Drunk driving in New York means having your driver's license suspended. That is just one of the side effects that occurs upon being charged. People who are convicted of drunk driving also face driver's license revocation. Not having your driver's license can affect various aspects of your life. It can affect your personal life since you won't be able to drive to get groceries or run errands. It can affect your work life because you won't be able to drive to and from work. It can affect your work life even more if your job requires you to have a license.