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April 2018 Archives

Looking into underage DWI charges

For someone who is charged with drunk driving, the challenges that lie ahead can be very difficult and this is especially true for someone who is underage. Whether you are a teen who was recently pulled over for driving under the influence or your child has found themselves in this position, underage DWI charges can lead to a significant amount of uncertainty and stress about the future. From the loss of driving privileges, which can interfere with school and employment, to problems later on (college, applying for jobs, etc.), underage DWI charges can be problematic for years ahead. As a result, it is crucial to handle these allegations properly and understand what your options are, especially since so much is at stake.

Understanding the basics of tax evasion penalties

With tax return season fresh behind most Americans, one common concern involves mistakes. The many details involved in filing taxes can naturally make it difficult to spot a slip-up. Because these details are vital, however, just one wrong move could come with many repercussions. Although New York has considered taking lighter steps around white collar crimes in recent years, there are nevertheless a number of legal facts to keep in mind.

Alcohol is not the only cause of DUI

When it comes to the idea of driving under the influence, most New York residents imagine a driver who had too much to drink at a bar or party. However, DWIs and DUIs cover a wide variety of situations. Driving under the influence simply means that the driver is not fully able to focus and navigate carefully behind the wheel.

Understanding drug schedule classifications

Most in Hamburg may automatically assign guilt to those charged with drug possession. Their thoughts may be that law enforcement officials would have no reason to bring such charges if a controlled substance was not found to be in an individual's possession. A closer look at the state's drug laws may reveal, however, that an allegation of possession may be applied rather loosely. 

The problem with eyewitness identification

In New York and throughout the United States, victims of crimes are often asked to choose their attacker out of a physical or photograph lineup. Although this method of perpetrator identification is still widely used in the U.S., flaws in the procedure can lead to wrongful conviction of an innocent person. According to the Innocence Project, 354 people have been exonerated from their criminal sentences after DNA evidence proved they were innocent of committing a crime. At least 70 percent of those cases involved eyewitness misidentification. Why are innocent people being picked out of eyewitness lineups on such a regular basis?

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