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Understanding DWI in NY: The Hardship License

If you are arrested for driving while intoxicated not only are you exposed to severe punishment such as jail, probation and fines you are also subject to penalties and restrictions on your ability to ...
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Consenting to the Breath Test in NY: Should I or Shouldn't I?

It’s been a long night of partying; you’ve had your fair share of drinks but decide you are good to drive home. You get in your car to drive, and you see the dreaded sirens in your rear ...
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Debunking the Myths of Defeating the Breathalyzer Test.

In New York State, driving is a privilege- not a right. As such, motorists must abide by the rules of the road. New York State has an “implied consent” law which states that upon a legal ...
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Understanding the Breathalyzer Test in New York

If an individual is pulled over for a DWI, New York law requires the driver to submit to a chemical test as a matter of “implied consent.” This means that by driving in New York, a driver ...
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What to Do If You're Pulled Over for Drunk Driving

New York law requires drivers who are pulled over for DWI/DUI in Mineola to consent to a blood, breath, urine, or saliva test. If someone chooses to refuse a chemical test for suspicion of DWI/DUI the ...
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Common DWI Charges in New York

New York laws for DWI/DUI are very strict, so it’s important to consult with a defense attorney near Mineola immediately following arrest. Simply by driving a vehicle in New York, someone ...
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Handling a Field Sobriety Test

If you are pulled over for drunk driving near Mineola, NY, there is a good chance that the police will try to administer a portable field sobriety test. Even though the officer may offer the test so ...
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Relying on an Attorney's Help for a DWI

Drunk driving on Long Island is a criminal offense, so someone facing a DWI charge should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Someone facing a DUI or DWI charge should find a ...
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Distinguishing Between DWI and DUI

Driving while intoxicated (DWI) and driving while under the influence (DUI) are very serious criminal offenses. If you've been charged with either offense, you need legal assistance from a ...
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Knowing Your Rights in New York | Part 2

Our last article discussed an officer's reasonable suspicion to pull a vehicle over. With that in mind, let's now consider an officer's ability to search a vehicle. How can an officer ...
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Spotlight on Attorney Robert Schalk

Attorney Robert Schalk of Schalk, Ciaccio & Kahn, PC is firmly committed to aggressively defending the rights of clients accused of violent crimes, driving while intoxicated, drug offenses and a ...
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What to Do If You Are Pulled Over

If you've been pulled over for reckless driving in Mineola—or for any other reason—there are some important steps you need to follow. Attorneys strongly advise individuals to pull over ...
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A Look at the DWI Laws in New York

Each state establishes specific regulations with regard to the definition of driving while intoxicated (DWI) and its penalties. In New York, as with other states, the penalties for this type of ...
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Mandatory Jail Sentences for Repeat DWI Offenders in New York

New York takes a strict approach to driving while intoxicated (DWI) offenses. Your Mineola DWI lawyer s at Schalk, Ciaccio & Kahn, PC, can explain the types of penalties you could be facing if ...
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Preparing for Your First Meeting with Your Attorney

When you arrange an initial consultation with an attorney, it's a good idea to ask the law firm representative what you should bring to the meeting. You'll likely be requested to bring any ...
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What You Should Know About DWI In New York

Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is hazardous, and endangers you, your passengers, pedestrians, and other motorists on the road. In New York, DWI is no laughing matter, with first ...
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FAQs: What to expect at a deposition

Often times our attorneys are asked questions regularly about a specific aspect of the law or court process. We want to use our blog to educate our current and potential clients as to the most ...
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