October 2014 Archives

New York accident leads to drunk driving charge

When telling a story, some people fall into a trap. Instead of simply telling the facts, they like to add commentary to the facts that is likely based on one person's interpretation of events. If the same events were told by a different person, it is likely that he or she would interpret the events differently. This is one reason why New York criminal courts require a high burden of proof in order to obtain a conviction. After a recent car accident resulted in a drunk driving charge, prosecutors will likely need to ensure they have sufficient evidence to prove the accused man's guilt.

How red light cameras may affect New York motorists

Many people here in New York are likely aware of the dangers associated with certain driving behaviors. Speeding, running a red light and other types of violations are a concern, although many people may simply make a mistake behind the wheel. These mistakes can still result in a potentially-costly ticket for those who are cited for traffic violations. Many locales now make use of cameras at stop lights in an effort to both discourage people from breaking the law and to catch those who do, and it is important for those who are cited for running a red light to be aware of them.

Crash with New York State police results in DWI for motorist

Here in New York, law enforcement works diligently to locate motorists that may be driving under the influence of alcohol. Those motorists who are charged with drunk driving face a range of possible punishments, including incarceration. For these reasons, people who are charged with a DWI should know just how seriously these accusations are taken. A recent crash demonstrates the gravity of a person's potential situation as a male driver has been accused of hitting two state troopers who claim that he was intoxicated at the time of the collision.

How are ignition interlock devices used after a DWI in New York?

The state of New York takes drunk driving very seriously. Punishments for DWI can vary, including incarceration or fines, as well as losing one's license to operate a motor vehicle. The sentences depend on the circumstances of the crime and whether the accused has been convicted of a DWI in the past. One possible outcome from a DWI conviction is that a person may be required to have an ignition interlock device installed on his or her car. Many people may not know exactly what this device does and what it can mean for a person who has to have one installed.

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