DWI-aggravating-factors

Aggravating Factors in New York DWI Cases

If you've been arrested for Driving While Intoxicated ("DWI") or any alcohol- or drugged-driving offense, you may already be wondering what the possible punishment will be. One way the penalty may be...
licensing-multiple-offenders

Licensing of Multiple DWI Offenders by the New York DMV

As of October 2012, the New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) began applying certain rules to persons with multiple convictions or incidents involving alcohol- or drugged-driving. As such, licen...
Drinking and Driving

Are You Eligible for a Hardship Privilege?

If you’re arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (“DWI”), your license will likely be suspended at your arraignment. But what about getting to work? How about attending classes at school? Or if you ne...
Drinking and Driving

New York State’s Tough New Drunk Driving Laws

On November 18, 2009, Governor Patterson signed into law the Child Passenger Protection Act (Leandra’s Law).  As a result, New York State now has some of the toughest drunk driving laws in the entire...
Drinking and Driving

Drunk Driving or Drag Racing May Cost You Your Car

Criminal defense attorney John Pappalardo of the Westchester New York law firm of Pappalardo & Pappalardo, an expert in both Driving While Intoxicated and Illegal Speed Contests law, spoke in fron...