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  • By: On behalf of The Law Firm of Michael R. Franzese
  • Published: March 29, 2018
  • Category: DWI

There is typically one number that people in Mineola associate with drunk driving: .08. That is the blood-alcohol content measurement that is almost universally accepted as defining intoxication. Yet it is not the only number related to BAC that New York drivers need to worry about. Per the New York Department of Motor Vehicles, a BAC or .05 percent is…Read More

  • By: On behalf of The Law Firm of Michael R. Franzese
  • Published: February 1, 2018
  • Category: DWI

Like most people in New York, you are likely aware that a driver who police suspect might be intoxicated could be asked to perform a few actions before being arrested. Some of these tests are called field sobriety tests as they are generally administered in the field at the location where officers first pulled the driver over. However, unlike what…Read More

  • By: On behalf of The Law Firm of Michael R. Franzese
  • Published: January 6, 2018
  • Category: DWI

If you or someone you know has been arrested and charged with a drunk driving offense in New York, you should become educated about the legal process involved in a drunk driving arrest and the subsequent defense process. One important thing to know and remember is that like any criminal charge, you are not guilty until proven so. An arrest…Read More

  • By: On behalf of The Law Firm of Michael R. Franzese
  • Published: December 16, 2017
  • Category: DWI

The holiday season is upon us in New York, with all of its yuletide merriment and festive events. For anyone tempted to drive after imbibing a bit too much at a holiday party, a reminder about Leandra’s Law is in order. According to New York’s Department of Motor Vehicles, the statue carries the name of an 11-year-old girl killed in…Read More

  • By: On behalf of The Law Firm of Michael R. Franzese
  • Published: December 8, 2017
  • Category: DWI

Implied consent laws may be a new concept to many Mineola, yet they may be worth understanding in case you are ever in a position where a law enforcement officer asks you to take a sobriety test. Essentially, such laws state that by applying for the privilege of driving, you agree to submit to chemical testing in order to determine…Read More

  • By: On behalf of The Law Firm of Michael R. Franzese
  • Published: October 27, 2017
  • Category: DWI

A blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or greater is generally grounds for a Driving While Intoxicated charge in the state of New York. However, according to YPDcrime.com, that is not the case if the driver is under the legal age for drinking. When a driver is underage, which is anything younger than 21 years old, New York's Zero Tolerance Law…Read More

  • By: On behalf of The Law Firm of Michael R. Franzese
  • Published: September 27, 2017
  • Category: DWI

The summer season may have come to a close last week, but sunny, warm weather has certainly prevailed in New York. With this warm weather naturally comes the desire to set off on one of the state's many beautiful lakes. Boating is a popular sport in New York and in most parts of the country, but what happens when the…Read More