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What if I have kids in the car when driving under the influence?

Driving under the influence is an issue that continues to plague jurisdictions across the country, especially New York. Even if you have a clean driving and criminal record, the penalties are steep for a first-time DUI offender. You may already know about the consequences of a DUI, but if you get caught operating a vehicle while under the influence with minor passengers, you could face additional criminal charges in addition to a DUI.

Murder case dismissed over police misconduct in New York

Police misconduct is a serious problem. When the police do something that isn't appropriate, it can affect an entire case. Take, for example, this recent case out of New York in which a man whose DNA was allegedly discovered on a dead female will no longer face murder charges.

An overview of New York’s drug treatment courts

When authorities charge you with a drug-related criminal act, you run the risk of facing serious penalties that may include jail time, hefty fines, substance abuse treatment obligations and more. If your criminal act was not a violent one, but rather, something you did because of your addiction, you may be able to avoid some of these penalties by enrolling in and graduating from a New York drug court.

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