A Con Ed worker who was involved in a fatal accident that left an elderly New York man dead was found guilty in August of not exercising due care. As a result, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles revoked his license for one month.
If you have lost your New York driver's license, it may be possible to have it restored. However, being able to do so depends on following a series of specific steps.
Nothing is worse than fighting for a parking spot, only to return to one’s vehicle and spot a ticket tucked behind the windshield wiper. Yet it can be easy to make mistakes. Street-cleaning schedules may require frequent moves, and simply failing to make it back to the meter in time may result in a hefty fine.
When facing a possible drunk driving conviction, an individual would be wise to seek the advice and assistance of an attorney. Like many criminal defense matters, the legal requirements related to prosecuting a DWI case are more complex than many people realize and there are a number of facts and factors that may either negatively or positively impact one’s case.
Not all states allow police officers to set up DUI checkpoints to try to catch drunk drivers, but New York does. In most cases, checkpoints are set up at certain times of year when there are usually more intoxicated drivers on the road.
In this blog, we often discuss the many and significant penalties associated with a drunk driving conviction. While costly fines and jail time are often difficult realities for many to bear, losing the ability to legally operate a motor vehicle is often considered the most punitive of all DWI-related penalties.
For a lot of people, facing the criminal charges filed against them by prosecutors is the most difficult part of a DUI. But as those who have had their driver's license suspended or even revoked will tell you, this isn't the most difficult situation you could face because of a DUI offense.
If you've visited our blog before and have read some of our posts regarding penalties associated with drunk driving, then you know that even a first-time offense can mean a suspension of your driver's license for 90 days. You likely also know that the more drunk-driving convictions you receive, the steeper the penalties get until finally your license is revoked for up to six months.
There is an old saying that states: you don't truly appreciate something until it's gone. When applied to your driver's license, this statement couldn't be truer. Most people who have been driving for years typically don't think about their driving privileges on a day to day basis. But when those rights are taken away by a license suspension or revocation, most people quickly realize how important it was, especially when it came to maintaining employment.
For a number of people in New York, getting one DUI is enough to "teach them a lesson" as the criminal justice system likes to say, meaning a person is unlikely to commit the offense of drinking and driving again in the future. But try as some people might, sometimes a second or third DUI is unavoidable, which can lead to felony charges as well as a loss of driving privileges.