It’s the holiday season, and celebrations are in full-swing. Particularly at this time of year, it is essential to remember that in New York, the penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol and controlled substances are harsh. The New York Legislature has made it a priority to reduce the number of motor vehicle accidents…

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On a Thursday night on the Upper East Side you are pulled over by an officer with the NYPD, and subsequently arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI). The next morning you are arraigned in court and formally charged with a criminal offense. By Friday night you face the challenge and uncertainty of DWI charges in…

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