When you hear the phrase “person of interest,” the first thing that may come to your mind is the now defunct TV series by that name that ran for a number of seasons in New York and across the country. It was a very dark drama based on the premise that “you are being watched” by the government and others whose supercomputers track you down so government officials can do you harm.
Driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious charge that may have far-reaching consequences. A DUI conviction may result in legal, educational and occupational penalties.
Have you been arrested? Are you facing criminal charges? You may wonder whether you will face a judge in one of New York's state courts or in a federal court. Typically, a federal court tries cases involving federal crimes, and state courts hear cases that involve violations of state and local laws. However, it can be more complicated than that.