Category: DWI Laws

5 Factors That Will Help You Prevent Your Child From Driving Drunk

DWI is a dangerous game, and a game that is often played by participants who rarely have the mental capacity (at least at the time of deciding to play) to make that decision.  Don’t let your children fall prey to the dangers of drunk driving or even the dangers of drunk driving prevention because both […]

Written by on April 16, 2015


Proposed Law Aims to Decrease Teen Drunk Driving

The New York Legislature frequently proposes new laws to crack down on impaired and intoxicated driving.   It is no surprise that at the beginning of what experts call the “100 deadliest days for teen drivers,” two New York State Senators are calling for more legislation to curb teenage drinking and teenage drunk driving. New York […]

Written by on June 5, 2014


Gun Control Laws and DWI Offenders

New York City requires residents to have a gun permit to own a handgun legally, but the law is administered so stringently that virtually no residents of New York City other than retired police officers are able to get a permit. It costs $431.50 just to apply for a handgun license (including fingerprinting charges), the […]

Written by on July 18, 2013


Self-Incrimination in DWI Cases

The Fifth Amendment’s right against self-incrimination forbids the government from compelling an individual to provide testimonial or communicative evidence that could be used to incriminate that individual. The right against self-incrimination may be claimed in any circumstance where the government seeks to compel a response about a crime, whether by legal process or through the […]

Written by on June 17, 2013


Zero Tolerance Against Underage Drinking and Driving

New York has a strict Zero Tolerance Law against drinking and driving for those individuals under the age of 21. The law applies to all persons under the age of 21 who operates a motor vehicle with a Blood Alcohol Content (“BAC”) of not less than 0.02% and no more than 0.07%. Safety NY describes […]

Written by on May 16, 2013


Dram Shop Acts

Dram shop liability holds the owner or servers at a bar, restaurant, or other location where a patron consumed their last alcoholic beverage, responsible for harms subsequently inflicted by the patron on others. Dram shop liability gets its name from the English word “dram,” which refers to a unit of measure in which alcoholic beverages […]

Written by on May 6, 2013


DWI Forfeiture Law

The costs of a Syracuse DWI, Albany DWI, Rochester DWI, Watertown DWI or Binghamton DWI conviction can be great. The fines can be upwards of $15,000 for a first offense of DWI. The penalties for DWI in New York have become harsher and harsher over the past couple of years. If someone is arrested in […]

Written by on April 23, 2013


DWI with a Child in the Vehicle

Under current New York law, you could face harsher consequences, as well as additional charges and stiffer punishment if convicted of a DWI while a minor was present in your vehicle. Ideally, no one should drink and drive, and if they do, children certainly should not be present. Still, there are those who make poor […]

Written by on March 26, 2013


New York State DWI Laws Overview

The New York State DWI Laws is a vast arena and unless one is ably assisted by an DWI lawyer in Central New York, things could get really tricky for the alleged defendant. Driving while intoxicated is not a heinous crime but the potential dangers that a person who drives while being intoxicated poses is […]

Written by on September 2, 2012