The best way to avoid a drunk driving charge is to never drive impaired in the first place. However, people are sometimes unfairly charged with DUI and DWI for a variety of reasons. Anyone in New York facing drunk driving charges should be well aware of their rights to a vigorous defense in a court of law.
A 25-year-old Haverstraw man is now facing several criminal charges, including DWI, resulting from an incident in which he allegedly attacked a police officer during a traffic stop. His passenger, a 30-year-old from Garnerville, also faces charges in the incident. The drunk driving and other charges leveled against both the driver and passenger make it necessary for each of them to understand their legal rights.
A DWI charge is a serious matter, and anyone accused of drunk driving is entitled to a rigorous defense against the charges. In a current Dutchess County case, a man charged with felony DWI in July is especially well known in the community: Robert Apple of Downing, a Dutchess County town justice. On Oct. 23, Reuters reported, the New York Court of Appeals ruled that Apple was suspended from the bench with pay, effective immediately.
NBA basketball player Jason Kidd's lawyer has stated that Kidd plans to vigorously fight DWI charges stemming from an incident in July. Kidd announced this course of action during a hearing at the Southampton Town Court on Long Island. The court appearance was only procedural, and he will have to appear in court again to defend himself against the charges.
Readers in Poughkeepsie may be interested in the recent DWI charges filed against a Long Island man. The man reportedly drove into a home in his neighborhood on Aug. 13. Though nobody was injured, significant damage was done to the property. In addition to the couple who owns the property, two children and a family friend were asleep in the home at the time of the crash.