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Navigating the Legal Maze: How Braunfotel & Frendel LLC and its Experienced Attorneys Handle Traffic and DWI Cases in Rockland County Justice Courts

In the realm of legal proceedings, few areas are as daunting and potentially life-altering as traffic violations and DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) charges. These cases can have significant consequences on individuals' lives, including hefty fines, license suspension, points, and even imprisonment. For residents of Rockland County, New York, navigating the complexities of the justice system can be particularly challenging. However, with the assistance of seasoned law firms, such as Braunfotel & Frendel LLC, individuals can find the guidance and representation needed to navigate these turbulent waters. Understanding Rockland County Justice Courts: Rockland County, situated in the southern part of New York, is home to numerous justice courts, each with its own set of procedures and protocols. From Airmont to West Haverstraw, these courts handle a wide range of legal matters, [...]

Navigating the Legal Maze: How Braunfotel & Frendel LLC and its Experienced Attorneys Handle Traffic and DWI Cases in Rockland County Justice Courts2024-04-02T15:12:42+00:00

What are the penalties for drunk driving in New York?

The law treats drunk driving in New York very seriously. If you get a DWI charge in New York, you can face several penalties, including a suspended driver’s license, fines, higher insurance rates, a criminal record and the installation of an interlock device on your vehicle. Any drunk driver with a blood alcohol content level of .08% or more gets a drunk driving charge of a DWI. New York has some of the strictest DWI laws in the U.S., with basic offenses carrying a one-year jail sentence, a fine of up to $1,000 and the installation of an interlock device for up to a year. Under New York’s consent law, a driver has to take a chemical test if a police officer has reasonable grounds to think that they have [...]

What are the penalties for drunk driving in New York?2022-06-28T03:43:17+00:00

DWI crackdown in New York took place on Halloween

New York residents who planned to attend any parties or other gatherings over the Halloween weekend were wise to avoid alcohol if had they planned to drive home as law enforcement agencies all over the state put more officers on the street to combat drunk driving. The STOP-DWI Crackdown began on October 30 and ran for three days. The initiative that involved several police departments was announced on October 26 by the Steuben County Sheriff's Office.Studies suggest that an increased police presence can reduce impaired driving deaths by as much as 20%. In addition to upping the number of patrols and increasing visibility, police departments in New York set up sobriety checkpoints at known drunk driving hotspots. Similar efforts are being planned for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday periods.Law enforcement [...]

DWI crackdown in New York took place on Halloween2020-11-10T00:00:00+00:00

Drunk driving charges come against New York school bus driver

The choices people make can sometimes have unintended consequences. For some, those consequences could include criminal charges if authorities believe that the individuals consumed alcohol before getting behind the wheel of a vehicle. Though drunk driving charges are relatively common, that fact does not make them any less serious to address.One woman in New York will certainly want to address her situation as effectively as possible after recently being charged with drunk driving. According to reports, the 29-year-old woman is a bus driver and had stopped at a fast food restaurant with six students on her bus one morning. A student took a short video of what appeared to be the bus driver walking back to the bus from a McDonald's restaurant while the students followed.It was unclear how authorities [...]

Drunk driving charges come against New York school bus driver2020-11-02T00:00:00+00:00

A recent traffic stop leads to DWI charges

Police in New York recently pulled a man over after allegedly witnessing him commit various traffic violations. This individual ended up being arrested and charged with various offenses, including driving while intoxicated. A DWI charge is not anything to treat lightly because, if convicted, the consequences can be fairly severe.According to reports, on Sunday, Aug. 23, at approximately 11:30 a.m., state police initiated a traffic stop on Interstate 87 in Clarkstown. They say the stop was made after the driver had committed traffic violations, but they failed to state specifically what those violations were. When they confronted the driver - a 56-year-old male - they ultimately determined he was intoxicated and took him into custody.The accused was transported to the police barracks located in Tarrytown. A blood-alcohol concentration test performed [...]

A recent traffic stop leads to DWI charges2020-09-18T00:00:00+00:00

Ready or not, another DWI crackdown is underway

Summer is winding down, and Labor Day is fast approaching. This means that numerous New York residents are looking to enjoy their last few weeks of summer before school starts and cold weather sets in. This also means that law enforcement will be on the lookout for impaired drivers. Yes, ready or not, another DWI crackdown is already underway.The Stop-DWI Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign started on Aug. 19 and will be in effect through Sept. 7. Law enforcement officers from all over the state will be looking for drivers who are driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. So, New Yorkers should expect to see a greater police presence when they are out and about.Campaigns like this occur several times throughout the year. Every year, thousands [...]

Ready or not, another DWI crackdown is underway2020-08-21T00:00:00+00:00

Arrested for DWI over the recent holiday weekend?

The Fourth of July holiday weekend has come and gone, and so have the sobriety checkpoints that came along with it. The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign ran from July 3 to July 5 with one sole purpose - keep impaired drivers off the road. It has not yet been reported how many DWI charges were handed out during that time.Sobriety checkpoints being placed all over the state is the norm for all major holidays anymore. It is just one of the things government officials feel they can do to keep New Yorkers safe from their fellow citizens who may get behind the wheel while intoxicated. Without fail, numerous people end up facing DWI charges as a result of the use of these checkpoints.To justify the need for [...]

Arrested for DWI over the recent holiday weekend?2020-07-10T00:00:00+00:00

Memorial Day weekend DWI crackdown results in hundreds of arrests

As usual, New York State Police along with local law enforcement officers were out in force over Memorial Day weekend looking for drunk or otherwise impaired drivers. This year, over 200 DWI arrests were made statewide and thousands of citations handed out. Here's a look at how that weekend went.According to a recent report, police issued nearly 9,000 tickets for various offenses, including speeding, aggressive driving, distracted driving and seat belt violations. They investigated 457 accidents, which resulted in two deaths and the injuring of 11 people. As far as impaired driving goes, 203 people were arrested. It is unclear if any of those charged with intoxicated driving were involved in the above-mentioned car crashes.Along with increased patrols, sobriety checkpoints were set up all over the state. They ran from [...]

Memorial Day weekend DWI crackdown results in hundreds of arrests2020-05-29T00:00:00+00:00

Car crash leads to felony drunk driving charges

Police in New York recently arrested the driver responsible for a single-vehicle crash in Yorktown on Friday, April 24. This individual is facing felony drunk driving charges, which, according to state laws, carry significant penalties if he is convicted. Thankfully, the accused has the right to defend himself with the assistance of legal counsel.According to reports, the accused - a 54-year-old male - was operating his vehicle on East Main Street around noon when he crossed over the centerline into oncoming traffic and then proceeded into a ditch on the side of the road. He was uninjured in the crash. No one else was injured as a result of this incident, either.Police were called to the scene, and they promptly arrested this individual for driving while intoxicated. He was transported [...]

Car crash leads to felony drunk driving charges2020-05-01T00:00:00+00:00

Drunk driving charges filed against young mother

Police in New York recently arrested a young woman who was allegedly driving while impaired with her children in the car. She is also accused of rear-ending a vehicle and fleeing the scene. Drunk driving charges are serious enough on their own. The added charges in this case can carry penalties that will affect the accused and her children for years to come if she is convicted.According to reports, on Wednesday, March 25, the accused - a 27-year-old female - was operating her vehicle on Floyd Parkway in Patchogue when, at approximately 2:45 p.m., she struck the back end of a car. She supposedly left the scene and was located a short time later by police. The law enforcement officer who found the accused claims she had two children in [...]

Drunk driving charges filed against young mother2020-04-03T00:00:00+00:00
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