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April 2016 Archives

A drunk driving accident can lead to a host of criminal charges

When a person gets behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking, there is a chance that he or she will end up facing criminal charges for drinking and driving. In some cases, those charges will come from a law enforcement officer initiating a traffic stop. In other cases, the charges will come from an accident that the drunk driver was involved in.

What is a criminal trial for a DUI case like?

A criminal trial for drunk driving charges is similar to those of other criminal matters. If you don't plead guilty to the charges placed against you, it is likely that you will find yourself facing a trial before a jury of your peers. This trial has several specific components that you must be prepared for. Discussing each of these points with your legal representation can help you to be sure you have a comprehensive defense strategy.

Thinking clearly when you are arrested for a DUI

Drunk driving arrests are sometimes very difficult arrests because a person who is truly intoxicated isn't likely going to be thinking clearly. Alcohol affects the way your brain functions, which affects your thought process and your ability to communicate. If you were arrested on drunk driving charges and were actually under the influence of alcohol at the time of the arrest, you might not have been thinking clearly.

Don't drink and boat in New York

As the summer months unfold, more and more people will take to the waterways of the state in an effort to have fun and enjoy the sun. It is important for anyone operating a boat to be in good shape to do so. One thing that they mustn't do is to operate the boat while under the influence of alcohol. In New York, it is possible to face criminal charges for boating under the influence.

Refusal to blow can have serious penalites

We live in the land of the free; however, even a free country has laws. One of the laws in New York that must be followed is the law of implied consent. This law means that when you get a driver's license, you agree to take a breath test if you are asked to do so by a law enforcement officer. If you don't comply with the request, you will face certain consequences.