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.
According to the Daily Voice, police arrested a 27-year-old man at his home in Yonkers after he allegedly fled the scene of an accident. Detectives claim the crash occurred at around 5 p.m. in the eastbound lane of the service road leading to I-287.
According to News 12 Westchester, a White Plains man is facing charges for driving under the influence after he drove his SUV into a backyard pond. The man was driving a red Ford Excursion when he lost control of the vehicle and ended up careening into a small pond behind someone’s home.
If you are facing charges for driving while intoxicated, your very freedom is at stake, and it is essential that you do everything in your power to protect it. For most defendants, that means hiring a seasoned criminal defense lawyer to guide them through the proceedings.
In the state of New York, a DWI conviction can bring with it severe penalties including mandatory fines, jail time, and a lengthy license revocation. Unfortunately, these court-imposed penalties are not the only consequences of a DWI.