Alcohol use disorder is a huge problem in the United States. For people with AUD, consuming alcohol is often part of their daily routine. They might not realize what effects their drinking has on their life. One way that they can be affected is by becoming involved in the criminal justice system.
The Tony Maidstone Club golf course was the site of an unusual accident recently. The accident left the driver injured and facing criminal charges.
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.
Earlier this month, a 21-year-old driver from St. James was arrested in Nissequogue after he was involved in a serious accident in which one of his passengers suffered critical injuries.
In our most recent blog posts, we have discussed how some drunk driving incidents can lead to charges of vehicular assault. We have also discussed how a DUI conviction can impede your chances of getting a job. We also discussed how a DUI stop might lead to arrest, search and seizure. After reading through all of those posts, it might become evident just how much of an impact a drunk driving charge can have on your life.
When you are arrested on a drunk driving charge, your actions and words might affect you in various ways. It is important that you understand some basic points about dealing with the police officers and the criminal justice system. One of these points is that you have the right to an attorney.
For people who are charged with a felony DUI, life might seem to be put on hold. Worrying about the case, trying to gather evidence and fretting about what is going to happen if you are convicted can all come together to cause problems with your life.
Learning that you are facing a felony drunk driving charge is devastating. Once the charge is filed, you have to deal with the criminal justice system. You also have to deal with the social and professional difficulties that come with a drunk driving charge. Losing your license, not being able to drive and having to rely on others to help you get where you need to go are difficult.
Drunk driving laws in New York might soon be changing. Governor Andrew Cuomo is likely to sign a law into effect that will put harsher penalties in place for people who are convicted of three DWI-related offenses. "Vince's Law" as it has been nicknamed would go into effect on Nov. 1 if the governor signs the measure into law.
Drunk driving public service announcements serve as a reminder that it isn't safe to get behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming alcohol. Despite those warnings, there are some instances in which doing so might be necessary. For one Queens man, making this choice has landed him in trouble with the law, so now he will have to defend himself against some serious charges.