Alcohol and Driving
Although the penalties for DWI in New York are harsh, you are lucky
if getting arrested is the only thing that happens as a result of
driving drunk. Drinking and driving is illegal for one important
reason: it’s dangerous and it can kill. Among other things, drinking
affects your coordination, reflexes, ability to sense danger, and
vision. Read more...
Drugs and Driving
In New York, it is just as illegal to drive under the influence of
drugs as it is to drive under the influence of alcohol. It doesn’t
matter if the drugs were legally prescribed to you or not-if they
affect your ability to drive, you can be charged for using them and
then driving. In New York, driving under the influence of drugs is
charged as DWAI-drugs (driving while ability impaired by drugs). Read more...
Everyone knows that drunk driving is both illegal and dangerous.
However, many people don’t think twice about running out to a bar or a
party, having a few drinks, and then getting behind the wheel of a car.
Is that safe? No matter how sober you feel, probably not! First of all,
even a few drinks can definitely impair your driving ability. Read
DWI Attorney Directory
Need the services of a DWI Attorney? Find one in your area. Read more...
“They say a man who represents himself has a fool for a client.
Well, with God as my witness, I am that fool!” Gomez Addams, The Addams
Family Don’t make the same mistake as Gomez. If you’ve been arrested
for DWI, DWIA or any other charge relating to impaired driving, you
need an attorney immediately! As you can see, the consequences for a
DWI conviction are severe. Whether you are innocent of the charges
against you or you are guilty, you are much more likely to get
convicted if you try to navigate through an unfriendly and unfamiliar
court system alone. Read more...
The exact cost of an alcohol/driving related charge will depend on
many different factors, including what you get convicted of and how
many prior offenses you have on your record. Read more...
In New York, there are several different offenses that you could be
charged with if you drink and drive, depending on the circumstances and
the amount of alcohol in your blood (BAC). Read more...
In New York, the penalty for a DWI depends on how many prior
offenses you have had and what you were charged with. Read
What if you say “no” to when the police ask you to take a chemical
test? While it’s perfectly understandable not to want to provide the
police with evidence against you, refusing to take a chemical test is
also against the law. In order to get your license, you have to give
consent to take a breath, blood or urine test at any time if a police
officer suspects you of DWI. Read more...
How do the police know how much alcohol you have in your
bloodstream? There are several different types of tests that can be
used to determine if you are likely to be intoxicated and/or the amount
of alcohol in your bloodstream. Immediately after you are pulled over
on suspicion of drunk driving, the officer will administer field
sobriety tests to help determine whether or not you are intoxicated. Read