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Types of drunk and drugged driving violations in New York State

Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a criminal offense in New York State which can bring jail time, fines, loss of driving privileges and other related costs. Once you have consumed alcohol, there is no quick way to get sober.

A driver’s judgment and coordination, as well as their ability to drive, is affected when they consume any amount of alcohol, even if it’s less than the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08%. The level of impairment depends upon:

Construction is New York’s most dangerous industry

The construction industry has always posed dangers for employees. However, the construction industry across New York City has become particularly deadly recently, with stories circulating in the news constantly about serious or fatal worker injuries.

According to CBS New York, statistics show that accidents, injuries and deaths are all increasing. City data shows that work site deaths are up 33% from five years ago while injuries are up by 221%.

Four steps to take after being involved in a car crash

Four vehicles were involved in a recent head-on crash in New Castle that seems to have been caused by someone driving the wrong way on the Taconic State Parkway. Only minor injuries were reported in this incident, which is fortunate because head-on collisions often cause life-altering injuries to drivers and passengers.

Head-on collisions are not always caused by someone driving the wrong way on a road. They have also been caused by drivers who drift over the center line because they are distracted, drowsy or drunk.

Fatal Car Accident

A fatal car accident, such as the one that claimed the life of an 86 year old woman in Clarkstown - Rockland County in December 2017, is an all too common occurrence on the roads of New York, including Westchester County and Rockland County during the winter holiday season.

Ways a DWI Conviction in New York Can Ruin Your Life

Getting caught drinking and driving is bad enough. Getting caught drinking and driving in New York is even worse. The moment you're convicted of driving while intoxicated in New York, you have to prepare for the consequences because they can ruin your life in more ways than one. Let's take a closer look at what's in store for you if you ever get a DWI conviction in New York.

Holding a GPS while driving will cost you 5 points

Traffic tickets for driving while holding a GPS device are being issued in Rockland, Westchester and across New York state. Does driving while holding a GPS device violate Vehicle & Traffic Law - specifically Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1225-d (2) (a)  - so holds the Appellate Division in a recent Decision

Why it pays to fight a speeding ticket in Chestnut Ridge, NY

Chestnut Ridge 2016.pngTraffic Tickets are a fact of life for drivers. Sooner or later, even the most careful driver will be on the receiving end of a "Uniform Traffic Ticket" charging the driver with speeding or another moving violation. Drivers on the Garden State Parkway extension in Rockland County have seen the police actively enforcing the speed limit and issuing summonses to appear in Chestnut Ridge Village Court

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