Domestic violence can greatly affect a person's life, and for that reason, each case should garner due assessment. Of course, an accusation of domestic violence does not mean than an accused person is guilty of carrying out violent acts against another individual. Therefore, if you have had charges brought against you for domestic violence, you may wish to find out more information about your options for creating a criminal defense.
If you have found yourself on the cusp of criminal proceedings due to a leveling of assault or battery charges against you, you may feel overwhelmed. These feelings are understandable, as a risk exists for you to potentially face serious punishments if convicted. Therefore, you may wish to explore your options for a criminal defense.
The holiday season is a time to spend with family and friends. By nature this means social events at people's homes or at restaurants and bars. Add to that annual end of the year work parties and it can get pretty busy, particularly if there are a spouse and kids who have their own parties as well. There are only so many weekends between Thanksgiving and New Years, which often means double or even triple booking your days and nights. The roads are also crowded with people in the same predicament.
Leandra's Law came into existence because of a terrible tragedy. Leandra Rosado was 11 years old when she died in a car crash while in a vehicle with a driver who was allegedly under the influence of alcohol at the time. Henry Hudson Parkway is where the accident occurred. Leandra's Law was implemented at the close of 2009 in New York State and sets forth some of the most stringent DWI provisions in the nation. Here is a summary of what to expect if you or someone you know becomes convicted under this law.
The police are on the lookout for a reason to pull you over. Just about any type of suspicious on-road behavior will prompt a stop. Let's take a look at some of the most common ways to get pulled over by the cops.
Is lifetime driver's license revocation possible in New York? It certainly is, much to the dismay of many New Yorkers who have found their driving privileges permanently revoked after a DWI or serious driving offense conviction.
1. Don't drink and drive. If you are attending a function where alcohol will be served, plan ahead (designated driver, taxi, etc.).