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DWI Incrimination
  • November 2, 2022

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    For years, chemical breath tests have been a widely used by law enforcement to test drivers’ blood alcohol content (BAC) levels. Whenever a police officer pulls over a driver on suspicion of drunk or impaired driving, the breath test is typically one of the first [...]

  • July 27, 2022

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    What if an ignition interlock were installed on every car? The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has just unveiled new technology designed to eliminate drunk driving once and for all. Through advanced breath and touch-based sensors that would read a driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) [...]

  • June 20, 2022

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    Any New York driver convicted of driving while intoxicated charge (DWI) can be required to install and maintain an ignition interlock device on their vehicle. These devices are used to punish DWI offenders and prevent future DWIs. What is an ignition interlock device, then? And [...]

  • June 6, 2022

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    Traditionally, law enforcement authorities have requested that motorists suspected of intoxication perform sobriety tests, such as walking a straight line, putting a finger to the nose, or balancing on one foot. This is in order to corroborate their conclusion of intoxication of the motorist based [...]

  • April 20, 2022

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    DWI Chemical Tests In general, there are three tests used as evidence in DWI cases: blood tests, breath tests, and urine tests. A chemical test refers to any analysis of the chemistry of blood, breath, or urine to determine the blood alcohol content of a [...]

  • March 20, 2022

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    Sobriety checkpoints have become more prevalent in the past ten years, especially in the state of New York. Advocates for the continued use of DWI checkpoints focus their discussion on the effectiveness of the DWI checkpoints ability to deter drunk driving. Those who protest DWI [...]

  • February 27, 2022

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    The police are permitted to use roadblocks to stop drivers at specified locations to identify alcohol-impaired drivers. These locations are called sobriety checkpoints. Sobriety checkpoints are often established at times when drinking and driving are very prevalent, such as holidays and weekends. Sobriety checkpoints are [...]

  • January 28, 2022

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    Getting stopped by the police is a scary experience for anyone. This article is intended to give motorists some background information regarding traffic stops and any subsequent investigation by police. However, the main purpose of this article is to describe the differences between a Preliminary [...]

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