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.