In 2012, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo implemented an initiative to prevent repeat DWI offenders from getting their driver’s license reinstated. With these rules, the state of New York has one of the most aggressive approaches to protecting drivers and pedestrians from inebriated motorists.
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Families across the country take advantage of the three-day weekend that accompanies Memorial Day by welcoming summer with a trip to the coast or to see their loved ones in neighboring states. If you plan on hitting the road, it is important to remember that more traffic means more police activity, and officers will not just be looking for drunk drivers over the holiday weekend.
If police give you a ticket for committing a moving violation, you may consider paying it and forgetting about it. Although this is certainly the path of least resistance, most motorists do not realize that disputing a ticket can actually be more cost-effective than simply paying one.
Your driving record can have far-reaching effects on your career and rights, so if you are facing charges for a traffic violation, it is always worth exploring the defense options. Serious offenses can remain on your driving record for more than a decade, and minor offenses will typically appear for at least a few years.
The Journal News reports that a police officer in New York is currently facing felony DWI charges after he allegedly drove drunk with a child in the vehicle while off duty. Police arrested the 46-year-old cop after receiving several calls about an erratic motorist on Route 17.