DUI and Drug Laws in New York

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Laws concerning driving under the influence and drug manufacturing or possession vary greatly state by state. New York has it’s own laws regarding complications of driving while on drugs, breathalyzer tests, civil damages available, and more.

  • ContentDUI in New York - Understanding the Process

    When a driver commits an infraction through driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, he or she may incur DUI charges, and understanding how this works in New York is vital for the individual. The process is similar to other areas, but this state has certain penalties and conditions that affect the crime and conviction differently.

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  • ContentHow Are Boating DUIs Handled in New York?

    Every state where large bodies of water exist has some form of boating laws that govern those caught driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs when operating a watercraft. Understanding how these laws work in New York is important when the individual owns or drives a boat and either drinks before or during the ride.

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  • ContentNew York's Leandra's Law: Enhanced DUI Penalties When a Child Is Present

    Around the country, states are cracking down on drunk driving. In state after state, legislatures are enacting ever-increasing penalties for drivers convicted of multiple drunk driving infractions, and New York is no exception. A new law, called Leandra’s Law, has been enacted in New York to trigger substantial penalties if a child under 16 is in the car at the time of a drunk driving offense.

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  • ContentA DUI Is Not a DIY: Save Money and Hassle Using an Attorney

    All too often individuals think they can proceed without a lawyer in drinking and driving offenses. Some people don't understand the consequences that they face in such serious matters while others simply think they will be better off without an attorney. Unfortunately, an attorney is crucial for all defendants facing such issues.

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  • ContentUnderstanding the Different Types of DWI Charges in New York

    No one sets out to get a Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) charge. If you or someone you know has recently been arrested for a DWI, you may be wondering what the potential penalties are. For repeat offenders, you should take a look at the DMV page on DWI charges and penalties. For first-time offenders, this article should help you understand the meaning of your charges and what the worst penalties you can expect might be.

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  • ContentDrug Crimes Continue to Pose a Problem in NYC

    In New York City, along with every other big city nationwide, drugs have become a growing problem on the streets as well as in schools.

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