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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Canada, arguably the friendliest neighbor a nation can have, and luckily enough our neighbor to the north, is a frequent tourist destination for U.S. citizens and residents alike. As a result, we are frequently asked if you are still able to enter Canada with a DWI charge from New York. The first, and most important,…

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Photo Credit: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) There are many conditions that affect a person’s blood alcohol content (BAC), a measure of the amount of alcohol that is present in ones blood stream. A person’s BAC can be determined from 30 to 70 minutes after consuming alcohol, and it’s based on many…

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What if an ignition interlock were installed on every car? The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has just unveiled new technology designed to eliminate drunk driving once and for all. Through advanced breath and touch-based sensors that would read a driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) before the car is started. But is the recommendation that…

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A million questions can run through a person’s mind once they are formally charged with a misdemeanor DWI. Should I get a lawyer? What is going to happen to my license? What kinds of penalties am I facing? Will I have a criminal record? What are DWI punishments? All of these questions are good ones…

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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…

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Driving while intoxicated is a serious offense that can result in steep fines, driver’s license revocation, and jail time, among other penalties. In addition to the penalties for this charge, a convicted driver may face negative consequences when searching for a new job or applying to college or the military. A DWI conviction can affect…

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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…

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Any New York driver convicted of driving while intoxicated charge (DWI) can be required to install and maintain an ignition interlock device on their vehicle. These devices are used to punish DWI offenders and prevent future DWIs. What is an ignition interlock device, then? And when could you be required to install and use one?…

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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…

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