According to NBC New York, a Long Island police officer sustained life-threatening injuries in a suspected drunk driving accident while on DUI patrol earlier this month. The officer, who had been a member of the Nassau County Police Department for 12 years, was in an unmarked vehicle on Glen Cove Road in Roslyn when the incident occurred.
Because criminal law is inherently complicated and the judicial system can be unpredictable, people who are facing charges should always take them seriously. Even if you were the victim of a false arrest or you are certain the prosecutor does not have any substantial evidence against you, hurdles that threaten your very freedom can arise at every step of the proceedings.
Most people are familiar with at least some of the potential consequences of a DUI conviction, but few are aware of all the ways in which such charges can affect various aspects of life. For example, few offenders who live in and around New York City consider the effect that a conviction might have on their immigration status.
When police pull you over, it can be nerve-racking, even if you do not believe you were doing anything wrong. Confrontation with an authority figure, whether a law enforcement officer or a superior at work, is always stressful.
Trucking can be a lucrative career that allows you to spend a significant amount of time at home with your family. Although truck drivers must go on the road a lot, they also get extended periods of leave, which many families find far more valuable than the standard five-day workweek and two-day weekend.
If you had to guess on which day of the year you typically consume the most calories, what would you say? Unless you’re an ultra marathoner or Iditarod trailbreaker, your answer is probably Thanksgiving.