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As a citizen of the United States, you have certain rights when it comes to criminal justice proceedings. For example, police must have probable cause to pull you over and conduct a traffic stop.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 10 high school teens drinks and drives. Although drunk driving is dangerous for all age groups, young adults between the ages 16 and 20 are 17 times more likely to die in a collision if they have a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher.
If you are facing charges for driving while intoxicated in New York, there is a lot at stake. Even if this is your first offense, potential penalties include fines, a license revocation, and jail time, as outlined by the NY State Department of Motor Vehicles.
The Daily Voice reports on a scenario that is all too common on New York roads: Police stopped a man for speeding but they ended up arresting him for drunk driving. Just after 3:30 a.m., officers who were enforcing the posted speed limit using radar spotted a man traveling 63 mph in an Acura.
If you are facing DWI charges and it is your first offense, there is a good chance they are misdemeanor charges. In many cases, though, driving while intoxicated is a felony and comes with severe penalties.
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It is never a good idea to drive under the influence. In addition to putting your life and the lives of others at risk, you could face severe penalties. Sometimes, though, police stop a sober person who they suspect of DUI, and that individual winds up facing charges.
According to the Daily Voice, police have charged a 23-year-old man with multiple misdemeanors following a traffic stop early one Saturday morning. Police claim that at approximately 6:30 a.m., they stopped the man and had him step out of his vehicle.
St. Patrick’s Day is on a Friday this year, which means people are going to be more rowdy than usual. Law enforcement personnel know this, and the police are going to be even more vigilant about catching drunk drivers.
DWI might stand for “driving while intoxicated,” but police don’t necessarily have to find you driving to charge you with DWI. In fact, DWI charges don’t actually result from driving while intoxicated; rather, they result from breaking New York State Law Section 1192.