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.
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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.