It may seem that the most frightening part of a drunk-driving charge is the possible jail time and monetary fine, but a conviction would affect many areas of your life. You would probably lose your license at least temporarily, making it harder to work and provide for yourself and your family. Sometimes convicted drunk drivers must forfeit their motor vehicles. You would also find it more difficult and more expensive to maintain auto insurance. Contact an experienced drunk-driving defense lawyer today to help avoid these consequences.
Upstate New York DWI Lawyer
While DWI charges are common these days, you may be unsure of what to do when it actually is happening to you. DWI charges can lead to several serious consequences including higher insurance premiums, loss of your driver's license, or even jail or prison time. For these reasons, it is important to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney. My name is Kenneth C. Hyland and I have over 30 years of experience as a prosecutor in the Rochester, New York area and currently help my clients defend against DWI charges. For more information, please contact my law office to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your situation.
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Drunk Driving Resource Links
Information and resources on drunk driving from a legal and social viewpoint and with a goal of prevention, provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Link to informational chart about the drunk-driving laws of all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Injury Prevention and Control: Impaired Driving
Facts, data, publications and other helpful information involving impaired drivers, provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
The Century Council
A not-for-profit organization dedicated to fighting drunk driving and underage drinking.
American Council on Alcoholism and Treatment
A national nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public and those with alcohol dependence about the effects of alcohol, alcoholism, alcohol abuse and options for recovery. Extensive information about drunk driving.
How a drunk driving conviction affects your insurance
Description of the effect that a DUI may have on an insured's auto policy, from insure.com, an online consumer insurance information service.
Alcohol Problems and Solutions – Drinking and Driving
Comprehensive, highly acclaimed website about alcohol consumption, alcoholism and drunk driving by David J. Hanson, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the State University of New York at Potsdam.
Insurance Information Institute (III) - Drunk Driving
Hot Topic and Issue Update article on drunk driving.
A brief overview of drunk driving violations provided by the Legal Information Institute (LII) at the Cornell Law School.
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