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Involuntary intoxication and DUIs

If you have been convicted of a DUI in New York, but you had a good reason to believe that you were not, in fact, over the limit, you will probably be confused as to why the Breathalyzer test showed that you were over the legal limit.

A 20-year-old Hempstead man is charged with DWI and bribery

A 20-year-old Copiague man was stopped after allegedly committing several traffic violations early in the morning on Feb. 22. He was later taken into custody on a variety of charges including bribery, aggravated driving while intoxicated (DWI) and criminal impersonation.

Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol in New York

Most drivers in the state of New York clearly understand the consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol. However, many do not realize that the legal consequences become much more severe when a person is found to be driving under the influence of both alcohol and drugs at the same time.

The 3 possible consequences after drunk driving in New York

If you were pulled over by law enforcement officials in the state of New York, it is likely that you were asked to perform a Breathalyzer test at the scene. The results of this Breathalyzer test will have provided an estimated indication of whether your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was over the legal limit.

What you should know about sobriety checkpoints in New York

Multiple times throughout the year, there will be checkpoints put in place to catch drivers who might be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. These can pop up just about anywhere throughout Long Island and the rest of New York. Do you know what to expect when pulled into a DUI checkpoint? If not, it's time to learn all about the DUI checkpoint so you are prepared.

Common defenses used for driving under the influence charges

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious crime in Long Island that happens all too often. There are thousands of DUI tickets issued every year in the hopes of curbing this problem, so it's understandable if you wind up getting pulled over and charged with DUI.

What determines how 'hard' alcohol hits you?

Have you ever been surprised to see someone else acting drunk when you know that you have had the same number of drinks and you barely feel anything? It can be a bit confusing, but the reality is that the alcohol could hit you both in very different ways. Don't automatically assume that they're putting it on or that you need to drink more.