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Cuomo ups consequences for drunk driving on conditional license

When someone is convicted of a drunk driving offense, a judge may order the driver to participate in a DMV-sponsored rehab program in exchange for a conditional license. This conditional license sets limitations on the individual's driving privileges. For instance, allowing only travel to and from work.

After refusing testing, Odom enters not guilty plea to DUI

People arrested for driving under the influence sometimes can feel that it is hard to fight such a case and they may not be confident in their ability to receive a fair defense. However, it is the law in New York and our nation that every person should be guaranteed such a right, no matter what crime they are accused of. This includes people accused of driving while intoxicated.

DUI charge the latest for rapper

New York drivers are not able to be pulled over for suspicion of drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs. However, if a driver is caught speeding, running a red light or clearly violating any other traffic law, he or she can be pulled over. Once stopped by an officer, a driver can be asked to undergo testing for possible DUI or DWI within certain parameters of the law.

Speeding, two DWI counts face celebrity’s mom after arrest

New Yorkers, like their counterparts around the country, face ever-increasing crackdowns on drunk driving. Public opinion about the topic has remained passionate and high for decades and continues to be the case. The consequences for a DWI arrest, let alone a conviction, can be serious and affect a driver for many years depending upon the circumstances.

Sleeping man charged with DWI

Many times, the media calls attention to cases of people arrested with DUI or DWI charges and highlights any accidents, injuries or deaths that may have occurred and be related to the arrest. It can seem as though people arrested for driving while intoxicated are automatically convicted by the public with the high level of scrutiny in our society today.

Distracted and drunk driving concern today’s youth

Younger drivers statistically have a higher chance of being involved in an accident or some other unsafe driving activity. This is reflected in higher premiums for drivers under certain ages. The same logic applies to young male drivers versus their female counterparts and the numbers provide young men with much higher insurance rates as a result. Drivers of all ages have reason to be concerned about safety hazards on the road whether drunk driving, speeding or distracted driving.

Distracted and drunk driving concern today's youth

Younger drivers statistically have a higher chance of being involved in an accident or some other unsafe driving activity. This is reflected in higher premiums for drivers under certain ages. The same logic applies to young male drivers versus their female counterparts and the numbers provide young men with much higher insurance rates as a result. Drivers of all ages have reason to be concerned about safety hazards on the road whether drunk driving, speeding or distracted driving.

Actor arrested for second DWI in three years

New York state DWI laws are stringent, especially in cases where a driver has had multiple offenses. Whether a person is charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while ability impaired or driving under the influence, the consequences can be steep, long term and include anything from misdemeanor to felony charges. Laws can make it tough for people to recover from a DUI but there are options with the right help.

Woman arrested for DWI, arrested for a second 5 hours later

For the most part, drivers know they can face serious consequences if they are caught driving under the influence of alcohol. Still, it is not uncommon for motorists to have more than one drunk driving conviction on their record. Often, there are more severe penalties for drivers who have more than one drinking and driving offense on their record than for first time offenders.

Driver convicted of drunk driving twice in less than a month

Drunken driving charges can be very serious. Many states, including New York, have strict consequences for drivers who are convicted of driving under the influence. Possible consequences include jail time and license suspensions, among other penalties. For motorists who have repeated DUI convictions, the penalties can be harsher.

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