Rochester New York Criminal Defense Blog

DWI/DWAI: Do you know the difference?

Driving while ability impaired is one charge that you could face if you’re impaired while behind the wheel in New York. This charge varies from a typical driving while intoxicate (DWI) charge, because it is usually applied when someone is assumed to be impaired by...

When can the police search your vehicle?

You’re probably aware that in most cases the police need permission to enter your home, either through someone at the home or via a search warrant. But what about searches of your vehicle? In general, search and seizure laws are less strict when it comes to...

How drug possession can affect college students

College is a great time for fun and making friends. This is the time of your life when you get to embrace your first taste of freedom and can make decisions on your own. While it’s important to explore the world on your own and embrace your newfound...

What is reckless driving in New York?

If you receive a charge for reckless driving, you are dealing with serious consequences. New York treats reckless driving as a criminal offense, not a mere traffic violation punishable with a ticket. A conviction may hit you with jail time, hefty fines and a...

Why you probably should not refuse a breath test

Driving under the influence of alcohol is a bad idea. After all, New York has strict penalties for drunk driving. Fortunately, driving your car after consuming a few beers or cocktails is something you never have to do. If you find yourself beside the road in the...