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A lower BAC limit for DWI in New York is a real possibility

According to a recent report, New York lawmakers considered seriously whether they should lower the legal limit in this state to .05 blood alcohol content, or .05 BAC. Currently, the legal limit is .08, and a person driving with this much alcohol in their system, or more, runs the risk of facing the serious drunk driving charges.Only one state has already lowered its legal limit to .05, and that new law will take effect just before the new year. However, the National Transportation Safety Board has recommended that other states follow course, citing science which suggests that drivers are potentially dangerous even at that lower BAC level.While it remains to be seen whether New York will actually implement a lower BAC, it is important to remember that New York's laws [...]

A lower BAC limit for DWI in New York is a real possibility2018-12-28T00:00:00+00:00

NYC inspector took bribes to ignore dangerous asbestos conditions

Samuel Nebedum, an inspector with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), is facing charges about alleged bribes. Over a period of ten years, the inspector is accused of ignoring violations at the worksites of an asbestos abatement contractor.Inspector overlooked unsafe conditionsNebedum allegedly accepted cash, meals and even expensive fish as bribes. In return, he ignored asbestos regulations, tipped the contractor about inspections and referred business to the contractor. He allegedly received $10,000 in cash during the decade.He allegedly put lives at riskThe New York Attorney General's Office and the Department of Investigation conducted a joint investigation that revealed his wrongdoing. A DEP spokesperson stated proper asbestos abatement protects the health of the public, including workers on the jobsites. By disregarding safety concerns, Nebedum put New Yorker's lives at risk.The inspector [...]

NYC inspector took bribes to ignore dangerous asbestos conditions2018-12-19T00:00:00+00:00

0.18 BAC is a key threshold in New York DWI law

One thing that makes the already serious situation of facing DWI charges here in New York even more high-stakes is if a person is accused of driving with a BAC of 0.18 or more. That's because, under state drunk driving law, driving with a BAC at or above this threshold isn't a standard DWI offense, but is instead aggravated DWI.While aggravated DWI generally has the same potential max jail sentences as standard DWI (one year for a first offense, four years for a second offense and seven years for a third offense), there are other areas where the potential penalties are higher for aggravated DWI.For one, it has a higher fine range for a first offense. A first offense of aggravated DWI carries a mandatory fine of $1,000 to $2,500. [...]

0.18 BAC is a key threshold in New York DWI law2018-12-14T00:00:00+00:00
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