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Category Archives: DUI

  • In New York, DUI checkpoints are common sights. Even at the checkpoints, however, officers are still required to follow protocols that respect your rights as a U.S. citizen. We would all like to believe police officers do all they can to ensure our rights, valued by us dearly, are not violated by the actions of law enforcement. Unfortunately, this is ...
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  • Does Driving High Heighten the Risk of a DUI?

    Posted By David Hernandez || August 29, 2014

    Marijuana is becoming an increasingly more accessible drug across the country: it’s being decriminalized in a majority of states, medical marijuanais legal in some parts of the country, and Washington and Colorado have made recreational marijuana legal. With increased accessibility comes increased use, and that means more people are getting behind the wheel after smoking. In the two states where ...
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  • Tips: Sharing the Road with a Drunk Driver

    Posted By David Hernandez || August 11, 2014

    Living in a city with so many drivers, and as a car accident lawyer in New York City, I have seen many accidents happen as a result of a driver deciding to slide behind the wheel after too much to drink. While it is clear that these accidents are very rarely the fault of the sober driver, it may be ...
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  • A Woman Abused by Officer in DUI Arrest

    Posted By David Hernandez || July 15, 2014

    Being pulled over by an officer who thinks you are driving under the influence of alcohol is scary: a DUI charge is serious and so are the penalties. But, at the very least, one would expect an officer making a DWI arrest truly believes that person is under the influence of alcohol. In some cases, officers make mistakes while administering ...
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  • New York DWI/DUI 101

    Posted By David Hernandez || March 25, 2014

    Different states have different laws regarding DWIs (driving while intoxicated) and DUIs (driving under the influence). Ignorance of the law is no excuse and will get you nowhere in a court. Therefore, it’s time for a crash course in New York’s law on DWIs. Whether or not you receive a ticket for a DWI in New York will be based ...
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  • Fatal Car Crashes Are Back Up: Why?

    Posted By David Hernandez || March 5, 2013

    More than 36,000 people died in car crashes on America’s roads last year. Yes, it was the first time in seven years that the number went up. But that is still an unconscionable number of deaths in vehicle accidents. In New York City and across the country, the problems that cause such crashes remain pervasive. Distracted driving, particularly involving mobile ...
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