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New York Law Links Boating While Intoxicated With Prior DWI Offenses

A new piece of legislation in the State of New York is aiming to strengthen the laws pertaining to Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) charges in New York. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the new legislation on August 16th, 2016 and the new laws will be effective starting on November 1st, 2016. This article discusses the current laws that pertain to boating while intoxicated in New [...]

By |September 6th, 2016|DUI|Comments Off on New York Law Links Boating While Intoxicated With Prior DWI Offenses

New York DWI: How To Fight Your DUI Arrest & Beat The Charges

Many drivers throughout the State of New York are arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) every day. After being arrested on DUI charges, many drivers want to know whether or not it is possible to fight the charges that they are facing. In fact, one of the most common DWI-related questions that we here from those who have been [...]

By |August 25th, 2016|DUI|Comments Off on New York DWI: How To Fight Your DUI Arrest & Beat The Charges

Supreme Court Rules ‘Officers Need Warrant For Blood Tests After DWI’

A recent ruling by the US Supreme Court in Birchfield v. North Dakota determined that part of the State's implied consent laws proved to be unconstitutional. North Dakota’s implied consent laws previously required drivers to submit to chemical blood tests after a DUI arrest regardless of whether or not officers had a search warrant. But the new Supreme Court [...]

By |July 25th, 2016|DUI|Comments Off on Supreme Court Rules ‘Officers Need Warrant For Blood Tests After DWI’

NY DUI Law: Study Says Legal Limits For Marijuana DWI ‘Unscientific’

The use of marijuana (or cannabis) has now been legalized for medicinal purposes in more than twenty states including the State of New York. Recently, the laws pertaining to driving under the influence of marijuana, and its enforcement, have been heavily debated. Many argue that the current methods used to determine marijuana impairment in drivers are not reliable and [...]

By |May 17th, 2016|DUI|Comments Off on NY DUI Law: Study Says Legal Limits For Marijuana DWI ‘Unscientific’

New York DUI Law: What Is A Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) Charge?

The State of New York is known for having some of the strictest and most confusing drunk driving laws in the US. In some states there is only one type of DUI charge which applies to drivers who are over the legal limit of 0.08% BAC, but in New York there are many different types [...]

By |April 26th, 2016|DUI|Comments Off on New York DUI Law: What Is A Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) Charge?

Holiday Season DWI Crackdown In NY

The festive season is fast approaching within the few weeks and months. There is a crunch down of celebrations and other festive activities all lined up that are attached to this season. The coming months will see the festivities associated with days including: Thanksgiving Christmas and a myriad of other days all associated with the [...]

By |November 29th, 2015|DUI|0 Comments

Understanding New York’s Zero Tolerance Law

On November 1, 1996, New York State enacted a "Zero Tolerance" Law, which established strict blood alcohol concentration levels and firm penalties associated with infractions. Unlike what defendants encounter from criminal court proceedings, the standard of proof at a Department of Motor Vehicles' hearing following a violation of the Zero Tolerance Law is much lower. [...]

By |October 23rd, 2015|DUI|0 Comments

Facing A DWAI In New York

Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) is considered a traffic infraction in the state of New York. If you are charged with a DWAI, the prosecutor in your case will only have to prove that there was an extent of impairment in your ability to drive. DWAI is a lower level of "drunk-driving" offense in New [...]

By |September 24th, 2015|DUI|0 Comments

Drinks That Increase Your BAC

In the world of alcoholic drinks there are two types of consumers; those that drink for pleasure and those that drink to get drunk. Unfortunately, there are some drinks no matter which camp you are in that will seem less potent than they actually are. This is very important if you still plan to drive [...]