Residents of Long Island and other areas of New York know that there a lot of bars, clubs and other sources of alcohol. A lot of people frequent those places and make doing so a key part of their social routine. However, the key thing is to make sure that when they do, they don't operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. If they do, they can face a charge of driving under the influence, which is typically referred to as a DUI.
You were visiting Long Island with every intention of having a good time. Part of that good time was enjoying a few drinks with friends. Unfortunately, you got carried away and didn't have any other way to get home than to drive.
Many things can draw the attention of authorities to instances of potential criminal activity. In cases of DUI/DWI incidents, authorities will, of course, investigate if there is an accident where they can apprehend the person said to be at fault at the scene, or where they can secure enough information to chase down a hit-and-run driver. However, there doesn't need to be an accident for authorities to investigate a potential DUI/DWI incident.
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A DWI is life-changing, even if it's only the first time you're convicted. As a result, it's of the utmost importance that you do all you can to avoid a conviction.
If you're preparing to leave a party, and you're tripping over the furniture or seeing two of everyone, you likely realize that you're in no condition to drive. If you don't, and you're fortunate, someone else will recognize it, take your keys away and order an Uber.
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In DWI cases, it's sometimes the reality that the person who caused the accident needs help through alternative means rather than through a prison sentence. Drug addiction or alcohol addiction treatment can often provide better assistance to the person who caused a DWI than prison can.
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.
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