While state and federal officials have conducted seemingly hundreds of studies examining the effects/impact of drunk driving, they have actually done remarkably little research on the effect of driving under the influence of drugs.
Most New York City residents may not realize that with a strong defense, one can successfully defend against drunk driving charges. One recent case highlights the fact that even when the facts seem straightforward and do not seem to be in an accused person's favor, acquittal may still be appropriate and achieved.
It's important to realize that a conviction for DUI/DWI here in New York can have dramatic consequences that extend beyond the criminal law realm. For instance, convicted drunk drivers face suspended licenses, ignition interlock devices and even increased insurance premiums. In fact, the lobbyist wife of a 10-term congressman learned this the hard way just last week.
Believe it or not, training camp will officially open for the NFL's 32 teams in just a matter of days. However, it's not the New York Jets that are generating the most headlines these days, but rather the normally quiet Tennessee Titans.
Have you ever been stopped by a police officer and was not sure what to do? This may have been the case for a man who was pulled over for allegedly drunk driving.
Amanda Bynes is an actress who has starred in many comedies, some of which may be familiar to New York moviegoers. But now Bynes is starring in what may be described as a real life comedy.
In the offseason, many professional football players use their time to continue training or recover from injuries sustained while they were playing. Jerome Felton, a football player who might be familiar to fans in New York, recently suffered a major setback this offseason.
Back in 2009, the state of New York enacted Leandra's Law, a rather stringent DUI law named after an 11-year-old girl who was tragically killed in a drunk driving accident.
If you've ever been pulled over by a law enforcement official for an alleged traffic violation, you are likely very familiar with the seemingly endless amount of time it takes for the officer or trooper to process the ticket. In fact, as you waited patiently for them to return your license and hand you the ticket, you probably thought about how much the ticket would cost and how it would affect your insurance rates.
In recent developments, it appears as if the campaign by state lawmakers to crack down on those convicted of DUI is continuing in full force in Albany.