Are you or someone you know facing a DWI charge? If so, you’re likely wondering what to do next. Should you hire a lawyer or go without? The next decision you make could be crucial in determining the outcome of your case. Did you know that New York has some of the steepest penalties when…

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If you were pulled over for driving under the influence, would you know what to do? No one likes getting pulled over. It can be anxiety inducing and even downright scary. The moment it happens, any logical thinking is likely to go right out the window along with your license and registration. Just remember–if you…

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A DWI means that the driver is legally intoxicated, or drunk, with a BAC of at least 0.08 percent. A DWAI means that the driver’s BAC is between 0.05 and 0.07 percent, or there is other evidence that the driver is impaired. Both a DWI and DWAI are criminal charges, and can result in fines,…

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Every American driver has to undergo some form of driver’s education or a driving test before receiving a driver’s license. Often that education includes some information about DWI and DUI charges and the potential criminal punishments for breaking drunk driving laws. Even though “drunk driving” has become a commonly used term, not many drivers actually…

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You have just been pulled over by police, and the officer asks you to step out of the car.  He thinks you may be intoxicated, so you are asked to submit to a breathalyzer test. Even though you have only had a few drinks, the breath test results show your blood alcohol content level is…

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Following an arrest for DWI, your first concern is surviving the booking and arraignment process. Immediately, an issue with your driver’s license comes up. At time of arrest, your drivers’ license and driving privileges get suspended. You have 15 days from the date of the arrest to seek a hearing on the license suspension or…

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While high speed car crashes can be exciting to watch on television, running from the police is not advisable and can often land you in a lot more trouble than it’s worth. A man from Queens recently learned this lesson the hard way when he unsuccessfully tried to flee from the police during a DWI…

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It is not secret that a conviction for driving while impaired, or DWI, is a serious offense that can bring about major consequences. In New York, a DWI is a misdemeanor offense, which means that a conviction will create a permanent criminal record for the accused. It is essential that someone facing a DWI charge…

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The presumption of innocence dates back to 1895, with the findings of the Supreme Court in the matter of Coffin v. United States. Considering that the world’s oldest living human was born in 1899, this legal doctrine is more long-standing than any of us. And yet, there are troubling signs that the term “presumed innocent”…

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Attorney, Dennis Nave, from our Syracuse office, takes a look at six reasons why you may want to plead not guilty or plead guilty in a criminal case. If you are put in the unfortunate position of defending yourself in a criminal case, you should know that you have two basic options: (1) proceed to…

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