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EMERGING FROM LOCKDOWN

The past 14 months have taken a toll on all of us. I hope that all are healthy. As society emerges from lockdown, we are faced with a myriad of new issues. It must be cautioned that while the lockdown and the resulting slowdown have affected the court system the system is coming back quickly. Read More

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St. Patrick’s Day DWI Crackdown in New York

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that state and local law enforcement agencies across New York will be stepping up patrols to crack down on impaired driving for St. Patrick’s Day. The enforcement campaign will run through Sunday, March 21. This special traffic enforcement detail is designed to reduce alcohol and drug-related traffic crashes. It Read More

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Understanding The New York Desk Appearance Ticket (DAT) during Covid-19

The Desk Appearance Ticket (DATs) has increased in use and significance since the Covid-19 Pandemic. The Desk Appearance Ticket was generally utilized in the Nassau and Suffolk Counties of New York (pre-pandemic) for minor charges and violations and by the New York State Police for DWIs and DUIs. Through necessity, the DATs role has been expanded Read More

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Even on Valentine’s Day, No matter what day it is, no one loves a drunk driver

Updated 1 hour ago Valentine’s Day a “drinking holiday”? Actually yes! Many people would never guess it; except for the police shown in the high DWI/DUI arrest stats each year. How could this possibly happen? First date jitters? Couples getting a break away from the kids? Drinking away a failed relationship? The reasons could go Read More

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New Years Eve 2020 Alert

It’s New Year’s Eve 2020, which is typically one of the biggest party days of the year as everyone rings in a new year. But, once again health officials are urging everyone celebrate smart and avoid large gatherings during the pandemic. Local law enforcement said they will be busy working to keep everyone safe who Read More

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The History of Drunk Driving and the Drunkometer.

According to the History Channel’s “THIS DAY IN HISTORY” – September 10, 1897, a 25-year-old London taxi driver named George Smith becomes the first person ever arrested for Drunk Driving after slamming his cab into a building. Smith later pleaded guilty and was fined 25 shillings. In the United States, the first laws against operating Read More

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New Year’s Eve Celebration without Incarceration: Avoid a DWI/DUI on the “Amateur Night” known as New Years Eve.

Have a wonderful New Year’s Eve Celebration without Incarceration: Avoid a DWI/DUI on the “Amateur Night” known as New Years Eve. For people of all ages, New Year’s Eve plans are often last-minute arrangements. This uncertainty can lead to reckless decisions that end in disaster, like driving without a designated driver. This year, make your Read More

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Kick Off the Football Season – Have a plan for getting home when Drinking and Driving

Frank x. Casale – DWI Lawyer remind fans to always make a plan for a safe ride home before the game starts. Too often a designated driver is chosen during the course of the evening and is often considered the “least drunk” person in the group. The designated driver should always be a sober driver who has not consumed any amount Read More

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“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” 2019 Memorial Day Campaign in New York: ALERT: 2019 Memorial Day DUI Checkpoint Enforcement in Nassau and Suffolk County

“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign in New York: ALERT: 2019 Memorial Day DUI Checkpoint Enforcement in Nassau and Suffolk County and all of New York is in full effect (and nation-wide). This includes BOATS. Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) applies to boat operators with a BAC of at least 0.08%. The New York DMV Read More

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Statistics about Memorial Day weekend DWI/DUIs

Since 1868, Memorial Day has been the day we honor the soldiers, sailors, airmen-women, and marines who did not return home from war. Not to be confused with Veteran Day which celebrates all who served in the armed forces, thus alive or who have passed away. But Memorial Day is also considered the unofficial first Read More

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