You've never thought of yourself as a violent person, and you'd never intentionally hurt someone. Your spouse, on the other hand, has never been particularly calm. She often yells at you or strikes out at you, even though it's nothing serious and usually ends in a few minutes.
DWIs are hard on you. You may lose your job, fight to keep friendships or have a horribly damaged reputation. You may find it hard to rent a new home or be unable to afford car insurance to drive.
Field sobriety tests are a series of tests performed to show that you have a good sense of balance, good reflexes and are coherent. These tests help officers decide if you're intoxicated or under the influence of other substances.
Although a driver might seem drunk or out of control, it's important to remember that not everything is as it seems. Many people look like they're intoxicated when they're actually suffering from a medical emergency or condition.
Imagine driving home from work one night. During your evening commute through Queens, a police officer pulls you over. You had been feeling a bit off, dizzy even, so you were not totally surprised when the officer asked if you had been drinking. You were surprised, however, when the breathalyzer test came back positive for alcohol. You had not had a drop of alcohol since the weekend, so there was no possible way the test could be correct. Unfortunately, the officer's first reaction was to arrest you for driving while intoxicated (DWI).
Have you ever lied to your insurance company? Imagine this scenario, your kids have been playing baseball in the backyard for years, and one day you went out to check on them and noticed hundreds of pockmarks across the aluminum siding on the back of your house.
Halloween is just around the corner, and as such, you probably know that there are likely to be more drunk drivers on the roads. With parties and events, people have easy access to alcohol. Some make a bad decision and get behind the wheel of a car when they should get a ride instead.
New York is hard on those who are accused of a DWI. For that reason, it's important for you to work with your attorney to defend yourself. How can you do so?
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In Suffolk County, police are implementing an “overt camera” program in an attempt to stop crime before it starts. The program involves the placement of obvious police cameras in public areas in which residents have requested them, or in which police data has shown there is a high rate of crime.