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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...

09
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...

04
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....

07
Janu
What Prosecutors Must Prove If You Have a DWI Blood Test

What Prosecutors Must Prove If You Have a DWI Blood Test

Although blood tests are significantly more accurate in a DWI case than a breathalyzer test, the prosecution has a higher burden of proof in these cases. Here’s how that may work to your advantage when defending your rights and fighting a DWI charge. If...

12
Nove
5 Simple But Effective DWI Defenses

5 Simple But Effective DWI Defenses

We’ve all heard the urban legends of the best way to defeat a DWI charge. Some of most prevalent include sucking on a penny or a breath mint before your breathalyzer test. However, these approaches don’t work. Rather than relying on old wives’ tales, a better...

05
Nove
Do You Really Need a DWI Lawyer?

Do You Really Need a DWI Lawyer?

Drunk driving is a serious violation, especially when people are injured or killed. If you are arrested for driving while intoxicated, you need competitive legal representation from a DWI lawyer. This is especially true if it’s your second or third violation....