Category Archives: NYS DWI News

The New York State Senate has unanimously passed Alix’s law, making it illegal to leave the scene of an accident while intoxicated. Current law only requires drivers to report an accident if they know it caused an injury or property damage. Senator Patrick Gallivan (R-59) says the current law creates a loophole that allows a […]

There are many factors to consider when searching for a top-notch DWI attorney to represent you during a DWI charge. In addition to background credentials, you should make sure the lawyer is accessible and approachable. Can you interact and communicate effectively? When you first meet with a potential DWI attorney, the consultation is usually free. […]

If you are a first time DWI or DUI offender in New York State, you may be asking yourself what’s next. You are probably wondering what will happen to your car, your license, your job, and your permanent criminal record. First, you have only a short amount of time from the date of your arrest […]

If you have to drive home after watching the Super Bowl Sunday night, be aware that police will be watching for impaired drivers. State Police will join local law enforcement agencies for a crackdown on impaired driving, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Thursday. The STOP-DWI campaign, which will run from noon to midnight Sunday, will […]

Beginning November 1, penalties will get tougher for repeat DWI offenders. Vincent’s Law, signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo this summer, aims to keep drivers who keep breaking the law off the road. Vincent’s Law is named for a Central New York man killed by a drunk driver with five DWI offenses who had never served […]

What is “Leandra’s Law”? Leandra’s Law was signed into law on November 18, 2009 in honor of Leandra Rosado. Leandra was an 11-year old killed while she rode in a vehicle with the intoxicated mother of one of her friends. In response to this tragedy, the NYS Legislature made several changes to the Vehicle and […]

Governor Cuomo announced Monday that new DMV drivers license rules have taken thousands of dangerous motorists off New York State roads. The changes set an important precedent by mandating the permanent revocation of driving privileges for the worst drunk driving offenders. But since the new policies apply only to DWI violations, the state is still […]