DUI

Facts about traffic stops in New York

Traffic stops are an important part of law enforcement, but they can also be a source of confusion for drivers. Some people find it hard to manage the situation when they are pulled over mainly because they don't understand their rights and what is happening. Knowing...

Blood tests vs. Breathalyzers and refusal

Officers in Sayville, New York, are allowed to conduct chemical testing to determine if a driver is legally drunk. The officer may give a blood, breath, or urine test, but blood and breath are the most common. Some drivers may wonder if they can legally refuse the...

Drug DWIs can carry serious penalties

In New York state, it is illegal to drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. You may be subject to additional penalties if you refuse to submit to a chemical test, and this is generally true even if you aren't convicted of a DUI charge. The potential...

The basics of DWAI/DWI charges in New York

All states enforce DUI laws, though the charges and names of the offenses vary. Regardless of the charges, drivers could face stiff court fines and jail time as well as varying charges. Police commonly charge drivers in New York with driving while intoxicated (DWI) or...

An officer was injured after being hit by a drunk driver

A police officer in New York has been hospitalized after being struck by a drunk driver. The officer was driving an unmarked vehicle while searching the highway for people driving under the influence. As he started to make a left turn, he was struck by another vehicle...