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How to Find Affordable Car Insurance After a DWI Conviction

If you get a DWI conviction, you can expect your insurance rates to spike upon reinstating your license. Insurance providers consider people with a history of drinking and driving to be high-risk motorists and charge them as such for coverage.

Can Prosecutors Submit Social Media Posts as Evidence at Trial?

Most Americans use some form of social media nowadays. According to The Statistics Portal, 81 percent of the U.S. population had at least one social network profile in 2017, which represents a 3-percent increase from 2016.

County in New York Offers First-Time DWI Offenders a Second Chance with New Monitoring System

According to Press Connects, first-time DWI offenders in Broom County can opt to avoid tarnishing their criminal record by taking part in a special ankle monitoring program for three months. The voluntary program was launched by the District Attorney’s Office in January of this year.

How Do You Cope with the Stress of Facing DUI Charges?

In the state of New York, the penalties for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can range in severity, but they typically include a fine, a jail term, a license revocation, and higher insurance rates. Although the potential of receiving such penalties is undeniably stressful, a conviction is not necessarily imminent just because… Read More »

What Happens If Police Do Not Read You Your Rights?

If you have ever seen a movie or television show in which a character gets arrested, you have probably heard at least some portion of the Miranda Warning. Most people are familiar with the actual verbiage—you have the right to remain silent; anything you say can and will be used against you—but there are a… Read More »

Suspected Drunk Driver Strikes Officer Who Was on DUI Patrol in Unmarked Car

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… Read More »

What Is an Arraignment?

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… Read More »

Immigration Officials in New York Arrest Dozens of People with Prior DUI Convictions

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… Read More »

3 Steps to Take After a False Arrest Involving DWI

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.

Can You Get a Commercial Driver License If You Have a DUI Conviction on Your Record?

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.