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New York’s Drunk Driving Laws

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Three Strikes and You’re Out: DWI Laws in New York Mistakes happen. Good people can make bad decisions, such as driving under the influence in Long Island. Even drivers who have a history of making bad decisions like driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can generally get their licenses back once they… Read More »

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Impact of Social Media on Your DWI Case

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How Social Media can Affect Your DWI Case Spend 20 minutes scrolling through the comments section of a popular post on Facebook or Twitter. Chances are it is filled with all sorts of inappropriate statements. Research shows that people generally say and do things online that they would never consider saying or doing in… Read More »

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5 Common Misconceptions About DWI Charges

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Misunderstandings About DWIs in Long Island NY There are many misconceptions and misunderstandings about being stopped by law enforcement on the suspicion of being drunk or high while driving. The Long Island drunk DWI attorneys at 888-DUI-Lawyer thought it might be helpful to offer some answers for five common confusions and misunderstandings. 1) DWI… Read More »

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Changes in New York Criminal Conviction Sealing Law

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Old New York DWI/DWAI Conviction can be Sealed Starting October 2017 Under provisions of a new law passed in February of 2017, New York now allows old DWIs and other driving-related misdemeanors and some felonies to be sealed at the discretion of the court. The new law takes effect October 1, 2017 and is… Read More »

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Is Bicycling Under the Influence Illegal?

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Walking and Bicycling Under the Influence According to a report from the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety (“IIHS”), in 2014, more than one-third of pedestrians and one-fifth of bicyclists killed in crashes were impaired by alcohol. Studies show that being under the influence of alcohol or other mind-altering substances impairs brain functions and decision-making… Read More »

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How Long Does a NY DUI/DWI Conviction Stay on My Record?

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 DWI / DUI Conviction and Penalties According to the NY Department of Motor Vehicles, a DWAI conviction stays on your New York driving record for 10 years and a DWI conviction stays on your record for 15 years. This is what is publicly available to insurance companies, for example. However, law enforcement will always… Read More »

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How Does a Long Island DUI Charge Affect Car Insurance Rates?

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  DUI Conviction Will Increase Your Car Insurance Rates A DUI arrest or DWI conviction will cost you a lot. In general, the cost you pay for insurance depends on the coverage levels that you chose and information about you and your car including: Your age Where you live What type of car (and… Read More »

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DUI / DWI: Refusal of Breathalyzer Test

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Our Long Island DWI Lawyer Explains, “What Happens if I Refuse a Breathalyzer Test?” As is true in every state, New York law prohibits operation of a motor vehicle if you are drunk or impaired by other substances. See N.Y. Veh. & Traf. Law § 1192. One test that law enforcement can use to… Read More »

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Arrested for DUI in Another State

Out of State DUI 

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When You Are Arrested for DUI in Another State It goes without saying, but every state in the United States has a law prohibiting a person from driving while they are under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs. Moreover, being a resident of one state does not prevent you from being arrested and… Read More »

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DUI Arraignment in Long Island

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What Happens at a DUI Arraignment? If DUI charges have been filed against you, it may take months before your case is resolved (or longer if you elect to contest the charges at trial). Between the time of your arrest until the sentencing hearing that marks the conclusion of your case, there will be… Read More »

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