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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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New Year’s Resolution for 2021: Responsible Driving when Drinking

Driving while under the influence of alcohol puts everyone on the road at risk. Protect yourself and your loved ones by always avoiding alcohol when you drive. Every holiday party starts with planning, and you should apply that same mindset before getting on the highway. If you decide to drink, plan ahead to have a 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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MARCH MADNESS or DWI/DUI Madness?

When March Madness College Basketball season is here you can almost bet that fans will be “tipping up” at parties with cocktails, beer, vodka shots and some will have drugs like pot (marijuana), Meth, Oxy, Coke (cocaine) and mixtures of both. Not surprising, many March Madness fans were more likely to binge drink/drug at parties 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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It’s Drunksgiving (Thanksgiving Eve) – Watch out!

                      During Thanksgiving, it’s almost a requirement that copious amounts of alcohol are consumed around friends, family, and well, anyone else who happens to be in your direct vicinity. So, to extend some of that cheer to other parts of the week, Drunksgiving (Thanksgiving Eve) was created. 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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DWI/DUI Season is here…so How Long Does Alcohol Stay In Your System? …And DUI/DWI Checkpoint Info

DWI/DUI Season is here…so How Long Does Alcohol Stay In Your System? The short answer is one hour per one ounce of alcohol consumed. NOTE: the following information is an estimate, not an absolute rule or precise science. The liver processes one ounce of pure alcohol in sixty minutes, on average, and a standard drink Read More

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Prescription Medication DUI/DWI

Prescription Medication DUI Most people associate driving under the influence with being impaired by alcohol. However, you can also be convicted of a DUI and face sharp fees, based on being under the influence of drugs, including prescription medication. Some states have per se drug DUI rules, such that you cannot drive if you have Read More

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