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Nove
What You Need to Know About Leandra’s Law In New York

What You Need to Know About Leandra’s Law In New York

Suddenly the lights are flashing behind you and a police officer is pulling you over. You wonder whether you were speeding but then things escalate into the officer accusing you of DWI. A nerve-wracking situation at best, you may need a criminal defense lawyer in...

29
Sept
Coping with Life After a DWI

Coping with Life After a DWI

When you’re arrested, charged, and found guilty for a DWI, life changes quite a bit. You’ll have to adjust to a different way of life for a period of time. Even after you meet your court ordered requirements, you’ll notice some differences as you...

03
Sept
4 Things That Can Make Your Breathalyzer Test Results Inaccurate

4 Things That Can Make Your Breathalyzer Test Results Inaccurate

In order for prosecutors in a New York DWI case to be able to successfully convict someone who was charged with drinking and driving, they must be able to prove that the breathalyzer test results were accurate. In many cases, however, breathalyzer tests are far from...

12
Augu
Should You Agree to Take a Field Sobriety Test?

Should You Agree to Take a Field Sobriety Test?

Although field sobriety tests, referred to as “roadside sobriety tests,” are fairly standard in Brooklyn, you have the right to decline. You can decline even if a police officer suspects you were drinking and driving. Unlike declining a breathalyzer test...

16
July
What If Your DWI Traffic Stop Was Invalid to Begin With?

What If Your DWI Traffic Stop Was Invalid to Begin With?

One of the first things that should be explored and challenged in a DWI case is the initial traffic stop. Did the officer have probable cause to pull you over in the first place? Or was the traffic stop itself invalid, before the officer even had any suspicion that...

24
June
Underage Drinking and Driving Laws in New York

Underage Drinking and Driving Laws in New York

No matter what age you are, a drunk driving arrest carries heavy consequences. But if you’re under the age of 21, you stand to incur even harsher penalties. Here’s what you need to understand about New York underage drinking and driving laws and how a...

03
June
My DWI Killed Someone. What Should I Do?

My DWI Killed Someone. What Should I Do?

A DWI charge is frightening for anyone. If your DWI caused an accident that resulted in someone else’s death, things can get exponentially more complicated. If your DWI killed someone, you are dealing with a host of unwelcome emotions. Additionally, you face...

07
May
Can I Be Arrested for a DWI If I’m Not Driving?

Can I Be Arrested for a DWI If I’m Not Driving?

You’ve had a great night with friends, although you may have imbibed a little too much. Instead of getting behind the wheel, you decide to sleep it off in the backseat. Or, perhaps you left the bar and sat in the front seat of your car, without ever intending to...

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Apri
What You Need to Know About Your DWI Police Report

What You Need to Know About Your DWI Police Report

One of the most critical pieces of evidence in a DWI case is the police report. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the major pieces of evidence that prosecutors will try to use against you. Here’s what you need to know about your DWI police report and how...

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Febr
Police Officer Mistakes That Could Cost Them Your Case

Police Officer Mistakes That Could Cost Them Your Case

Police officers must abide by the law when making traffic stops and DWI arrests. However, many make mistakes that often result in the dismissal of the case or certain evidence. Here are some of the most frequent police officer mistakes that could cost them your case....