A DWI charge can result in penalties that include fines, potential jail time, and the loss of your driver's license. A drunk driving conviction can also threaten your job in some professions, such as law enforcement.
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.
The evidence presented in a drunk driving case, including field sobriety tests, affects the DWI defense. Those facing these kinds of accusations should be sure to fully understand all of their rights and obligations under the law before deciding how to proceed when charged with DWI.
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.
Poughkeepsie readers may have heard of a recent accident in the nearby town of Gallatin. Five teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19, including the driver of the vehicle, were hospitalized after the Toyota Camry in which they were traveling went off the road and rolled over into a nearby wooded area.
A DUI conviction can have serious consequences, including social repercussions, prison, fines and loss of license. If additional charges such as reckless endangerment or vehicular assault are filed, the stakes are even higher. Those facing drunk driving charges should be aware of their rights under the law.
When a car accident with suspected alcohol involvement results in serious injuries, there can be serious legal repercussions. This is especially true if the injuries lead to a fatality. Drunk driving charges can result in loss of license, prison and social stigma. For that reason, it is important that those accused are aware of their options.
Stronger regulations against those facing DWI charges or those with DWI convictions are almost always popular, but can have huge impacts on the lives of those facing DWI charges. For that reason, those who have previously been convicted of drunk driving should be aware of a new rule that is now in effect in New York.
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.