Maybe you took the family out for pizza and a few drinks, maybe there was a family reunion or a birthday party, whatever the cause a day celebrating with family could take a nasty turn if you get pulled over and accused of drunk driving.
In the state of New York, motorists accused of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol may face serious fines and penalties if convicted. This is especially true if a driver has been previously convicted of multiple offenses or if a DUI charge involves an accident in which other people were killed or injured. However, depending on the circumstances, a number of defense strategies are available to those who decide to contest the validity of drunk driving charges.
New York residents may be interested in learning about a separate court for those charged with driving while intoxicated in Brooklyn. Felony DWI Court was established by the Kings County Supreme Court in late 2010 as part of the Brooklyn Treatment Court. This special court is separate from the usual system but has specific qualifications for eligibility.
Police in New York say that a 30-year-old man was driving under the influence when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a residence on Nov. 21. In addition to drunk driving charges, the Scottsville resident is facing counts of leaving the scene of an accident, driving without a valid driver's license and contempt.