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Drunk Driving is a Menace to Our Roads

By David J. Hernandez |

It has happened again. According to the Daily News, a drunk driver has caused a multi-car crash, critically injuring several people. Twenty-seven-year-old David Olivier was speeding his Mercedes down Flatbush Avenue on April 13 when he crashed into a BMW that was preparing to make a left-hand turn. Mr. Oliver then plowed his car… Read More »

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Caught on Tape: Officers at DUI Checkpoint Violate Constitutional Rights

By David J. Hernandez |

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… Read More »

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Does Driving High Heighten the Risk of a DUI?

By David J. Hernandez |

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… Read More »

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Tips: Sharing the Road with a Drunk Driver

By David J. Hernandez |

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… Read More »

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A Woman Abused by Officer in DUI Arrest

By David J. Hernandez |

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… Read More »

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New York DWI/DUI 101

By David J. Hernandez |

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… Read More »

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Fatal Car Crashes Are Back Up: Why?

By David J. Hernandez |

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… Read More »

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