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April 2015 Archives

Protect your rights from start to finish in DUI and DWI cases

In our previous blog post, we discussed the standardized tests that police officers use to determine if someone is intoxicated while driving. That battery of tests is only one small part of the events that lead up to a drunk driving charge. Throughout the process, it is important that you know your rights and how to protect them.

Standardized field sobriety tests and intoxication markers

When you are stopped by a police officer who suspects that you are operating your vehicle while intoxicated, the officer will likely do a field sobriety test on you. There are several different field sobriety tests that can be used, but there is only one Standardized Field Sobriety Test.

What are the different types of drivers' license suspensions?

Many people know that being convicted of a drunk driving offense in New York can lead to a driver's license suspension or revocation. In New York, there are four types of suspensions that a driver might receive. Each type has specific points that anyone who drives in the state should know.

Boating while intoxicated is a serious charge

Last week, we discussed some basic information about boating while intoxicated. If you recall, New York has limits for the blood alcohol concentration of people who are operating a boat. A BUI or BWI charge can mean you lose your right to operate a boat. That alone shows how serious of a problem drinking while operating a boat can be.

What is boating under the influence?

With the warmer weather closing in on our area, people are going to be hitting the public waterways to enjoy a day of fun on the water. Some of these people might decide to enjoy some alcohol as part of their experience. It is vital for anyone who is combining watersports with alcohol to understand the boating under the influence laws in New York. These laws are meant to help keep everyone on the waterways a little safer since BUI-related accidents can cause serious injury or death.