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Supreme Court allows warrantless blood tests in DWI arrests

Individuals in New City arrested on suspicion of drunk driving may be asked to submit to a breath test or blood test. You may wonder whether making such tests mandatory is legal, and indeed this issue was recently presented to the United States Supreme CourtLast month the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that while police do need a warrant in order to perform a blood test on individuals they believe are driving while intoxicated, a warrant is not necessary to perform a breath test on an individual they believe is drunk driving.The ruling came in a consolidation of three cases. In the first case, a man who was accused by police of drunk driving refused to submit to a breath test after being arrested. In the second case, [...]

Supreme Court allows warrantless blood tests in DWI arrests2016-07-29T00:00:00+00:00

Woman dies, daughter injured in car accident

A New York mother was killed and her 9-year-old daughter was injured following a car accident on July 17. The accident occurred around 5 p.m.According to police, a 58-year-old man was driving a BMW X5 westbound on 115th Avenue in South Ozone Park when he ran a stop sign and hit a Toyota Corolla traveling northbound. A 40-year-old woman was ejected from the Corolla and died at the scene. The man hit three more cars and then left the scene. The woman's daughter was hospitalized in critical condition.The man was later found and taken into custody. He faces charges of aggravated unlicensed operation, assault, criminally negligent homicide, manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident causing injury and leaving the scene of an accident causing death.In a case where a driver's [...]

Woman dies, daughter injured in car accident2016-07-25T00:00:00+00:00

Don’t let drunk driving accusations derail your summer fun

Summertime in New City is a time to relax and enjoy the many activities that only come in the summer months. New City residents may be heading to the beach, going to ball games, going camping, taking a road trip or simply enjoying their summer in their own back yards. In many of these settings, alcohol is served, and most people either take care not to drink too much or they ride with a designated driver. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean that overzealous police officers won't be on the lookout for those they believe are drunk driving.Being pulled over by the police can be nerve-wracking. The police may ask you to perform difficult field sobriety tests that even a sober person may fail. They may also use a breath test machine [...]

Don’t let drunk driving accusations derail your summer fun2016-07-20T00:00:00+00:00

American fatal car accident rate higher than many other nations

Statistics recorded in New York state and across America have shown that, though car death rates are decreasing, America still has more car crashes deaths per capita than 19 other wealthy countries. Of the 20 countries surveyed, all had a car accident fatality rate that was decreasing more quickly than America's.In 2013, an average of about 90 people were killed in car crashes daily in the United States. This rate is 31% lower than it had been in the year 2000.This data was part of the reports on car accident fatalities collected in twenty wealthy nations. The information was then analyzed and the countries were compared. It was found that over the same period of time these nations reduced their car fatality rate by an average of 56%. America's rate [...]

American fatal car accident rate higher than many other nations2016-07-19T00:00:00+00:00

What defenses are available to allegations of theft?

A charge of theft is often based upon an accusation that an individual knowingly took the property of another person. New City residents can face theft charges that arise from a number of different factual scenarios, and as such, it is important that they remember that all criminal cases are different. Criminal defense attorneys can be useful resources for those individuals who wish to learn more about the particulars of their personal theft charges, as this blog provides only general information about criminal law topics.Depending upon the facts of his case, a person facing theft charges may be able to use one of several defenses. The most straightforward defense to a theft charge is innocence; if a person did not take the alleged victim's property then he could not have [...]

What defenses are available to allegations of theft?2016-07-14T00:00:00+00:00

These tips can reduce medication errors at home

People in New York taking prescription medications have a lot to keep track of when taking their medicine. From following a proper dosing schedule to avoiding foods that interact dangerously with certain drugs, people need to follow safety steps that start in the doctor's office and pharmacy.When a doctor prescribes a medicine, the patient should ask questions. An understanding of side effects, expected results and the duration for taking the drug should be obtained. The doctor should also be asked to write the reason for the medication on the prescription instructions. This information might enable a pharmacist to spot possible mistakes when filling the prescription.Additionally, a patient should request that the doctor provide a printout with dosing instructions and the name of the drug. The patient should then compare this [...]

These tips can reduce medication errors at home2016-07-12T00:00:00+00:00

Drug trafficking in New City can lead to serious penalties

Residents of New City may have heard of various types of drug offenses, and in particular, 'drug trafficking.' However, it is important to understand what this crime entails, as it is much more serious than mere drug possession.Drug trafficking is the illegal selling, transporting or importing of illegal drugs. It is a felony crime. For example, if the police find that an individual has drugs in his or her possession, and they have a reason to believe that the individual was going to sell the drugs, the individual may be charged with drug trafficking. If the police find great quantities of drugs and money on an individual, that individual could also be accused of drug trafficking.While penalties vary based on state law, the type of substances found, the amount of [...]

Drug trafficking in New City can lead to serious penalties2016-07-07T00:00:00+00:00

Discerning between psoriatic arthritis and osteoarthritis

Some types of weather changes in New York can cause those suffering from arthritis to notice increasing pain. Statistics indicate that 70 percent of older adults suffer from osteoarthritis, a form of joint damage caused mostly by wear and tear. However, other types of arthritis can closely mirror OA, which makes it important to pay careful attention to ongoing arthritis symptoms. Psoriatic arthritis affects approximately 1 percent of all individuals, but it can be difficult to detect.Some of the similarities in psoriatic arthritis and OA include swelling of small joints, bone spurs, and pain. However, the swelling in PsA can result in deformity. Psoriatic patients often deal with psoriasis as well as inflammation of the joints in the axial spine, which is also known as spondylitis. The feet can be [...]

Discerning between psoriatic arthritis and osteoarthritis2016-07-07T00:00:00+00:00
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