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September 2017 Archives

What is New York's Zero Tolerance Law?

If you have heard of New York's Zero Tolerance Law you may have wondered what and who it refers to. The law applies to drivers under the age of 21 who operate a vehicle under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol content level of between .02 percent and .07 percent. If an accused individual is pulled over and suspected of driving under the influence and being under the age of 21, they will be required to submit to a breathalyzer test and may be detained for that purpose.

Marijuana-impaired driving in New York: What the law says

There is no denying the fact that marijuana laws around the country have changed dramatically over the past decade. While pot remains illegal under federal law, many states have legalized the drug for medicinal and/or recreational use. Here in New York, possession of small amounts of marijuana has been decriminalized, which is not the same thing as making something legal.

Strategies for challenging traffic citations

It may be possible to defend against traffic offenses which is an option that it can be helpful to be familiar with. Traffic tickets, such as speeding and other traffic offenses, can be costly in different ways including fines and points that can impact insurance. As a result, different strategies can help fight traffic tickets and it can be helpful to be familiar with what they are.

New Yorker faces DWI and drug charges after traffic stop

It is important for accused individuals to be familiar with their criminal defense rights. A man from a nearby New York community is facing DWI charges following a traffic stop. The man is accused of drunk driving and possessing drugs. The 28-year old man was stopped for violation of vehicle and traffic laws. Following the routine traffic stop, authorities alleged they observed that the man's eyes were blood shot and watery and that his breath had a strong odor of alcohol.

The basics of traffic offenses in new York

Traffic offenses may seem insignificant but that is not necessarily the case. Because of the point system in New York concerning traffic offenses, paying a fine and accepting the charges may not be the only cost. In addition to paying the fine, a traffic citation can be costly down the road. Traffic violations can also lead to driver's license suspension or revocation so they should never be taken lightly.

Routine traffic stop leads to drug charges for woman

Drug charges should never be taken lightly and can result in serious consequences and penalties. A New York City woman was recently left facing drug charges following a traffic stop. According to authorities, the vehicle the woman was in was pulled over for several vehicle and traffic violations but the woman wound up facing drug charges. Police reported they detected evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle while conducting a roadside interview after stopping the vehicle. Subsequently, police allegedly discovered that one of the vehicle's occupants possessed crack cocaine.