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Drunk driving charge brought against driver with child in car

Getting pulled over by a police officer can certainly cause anyone's heart to skip a beat. When the officer seems to suspect something illegal taking place other than a simple traffic violation, the traffic stop can easily become more nerve-wracking. In some cases, an officer may request for a driver to participate in field sobriety tests, and the results could lead to a drunk driving charge.

DWI and the professional assistance program

Amherst residents with a career that requires state licensing face scrutiny from many sources. When their behavior violates the ethical code of their profession, it can cost them that license and, thus, their livelihood. For instance, if someone with a professional license faces DWI charges, it could lead to devastating professional consequences.

Don't risk charges for drunk driving during the holidays

During the holiday season, police here in Amherst and elsewhere are often out in force looking for impaired motorists. They watch for people who may have had one too many drinks at a holiday party or family get-together. While there is nothing wrong with enjoying some holiday cheer, it would be wise to take the steps necessary to avoid charges for drunk driving.

What does it mean to face charges of aggravated DWI?

Nearly everyone with a driver's license knows that driving after drinking is illegal if a person's blood alcohol concentration reaches or is above the state's legal limit -- which is .08 in most instances. If convicted, an Amherst resident could face criminal penalties that include fines, jail time and more. However, under certain circumstances, the charges can come with potentially much stiffer penalties, which could lead to a charge of aggravated DWI.

Nurses often face additional ramifications from a DWI

Seeing flashing lights in the rearview mirror is never a good sign. When police stop an Amherst resident and suspect the individual of drunk driving, a driver's anxiety can skyrocket as he or she considers the consequences associated with a conviction. If that driver is a nurse, the situation can become even more stressful since nurses tend to face additional ramifications from a DWI conviction outside of the criminal justice system.

A DUI conviction costs New York drivers more than they think

Being pulled over can make even the calmest New York driver nervous, especially if he or she recently had a drink. If a police officer suspects impairment, that driver could face charges for DUI. If those charges result in a conviction, it could end up costing that driver more than he or she realizes.

New York woman accused of drunk driving in crash involving bus

Sometimes, when people are involved in a traffic accident, they panic and respond in a way that may be out of character for them. However, failing to remain at the scene of an accident can have serious consequences. In fact, a woman in New York now faces multiple criminal charges, including drunk diving, after police say she fled the scene of an accident. 

Bereavement is not a good defense to a New York DWI

Losing someone suddenly and violently can take its toll on anyone. Far too many New York residents face this situation each year, and many of them work in high risk occupations such as law enforcement or firefighting. Losing a colleague under these conditions often feels like losing a member of the family. Even under these circumstances, it is not a good idea to drive while impaired since police probably will not care that the individual is grieving and could make a DWI arrest.

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