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Drunk Driving With Conditional License Now A Felony In NY State

Drunk Driving With Conditional License Now A Felony In NY State
Governor Cuomo announced today that New Yorkers who drive drunk with a conditional license will face felony charges instead of a more minor traffic infraction. "Drinking and driving have no place in New York, and we will make sure those who break the …
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Convicted drunk driver employed by government to drive van
But Cochran has a problem: he has a history of drinking and driving. We caught up with him one morning as he was starting work and asked him about his DUI arrests. His response was short and to the point: "well I'm not supposed to speak to the media."
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Drunk driving crash may end deputy's career
"For me to go out there and find those drunk drivers and arrest them made me feel safe for other people in the community," Wendt told TODAY'S TMJ4 reporter Tom Murray. "I made a goal with my OWI task force members that I was going to set out and arrest …
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Katz and Phillips Comment on New Rules for Drivers Facing DUI License Suspensions

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) July 09, 2013

A new law went into effect today affecting how and when a persons license is suspended if they are arrested for DUI in Florida.

Under the old system, an officer who made a DUI arrest would administratively suspend the drivers license. The driver would then have ten days to decide whether or not they would challenge the suspension of their driving privilege. Those who chose not to challenge the suspension would have the same penalties imposed as if they had challenged the suspension and lost.

If a driver won their Formal Review Hearing, they would get their regular drivers license back with no restrictions. However, if they did not challenge the suspension or lost the hearing, their license would be suspended for either 6 months if they took the requested alcohol test or 12 months for a first refusal or 18 months for a second or subsequent refusal to take a requested Breath, Urine or Blood test.

Further, if they took the requested test, the suspension would begin with a period of thirty days during which they could not drive, followed by the balance of the suspension on a hardship license. A suspension for refusal began with a 90 day no driving period followed by the balance of the suspension on a hardship license. A hardship license would allow driving for restricted purposes including work and education among other activities.

Now, under the new rules, those who wish to fight the suspension are punished if they lose. If a driver does not request a hearing, they are immediately eligible for a hardship license and have no period of time during which they cannot drive. This applies to all first time offenders, regardless of whether or not they agreed to participate in a requested test of their breath, blood or urine. First offenders who do not fight the suspension will have NO period of no driving even if they refused testing.

The removal of the period of hard suspension will likely cause the number of Formal Review Hearings requested to plummet as drivers will be scared to risk fighting for their rights. Those who choose not to fight should be warned however that the administrative suspension they are agreeing too will remain on their driving record even if their criminal case is dismissed and under Florida law, will remain on their driving record even if they seal or expunge their criminal record.

According to Katz, We have already seen a decline in the number of clients who want to fight the administrative suspension of their license. Although understandable, as they will be able to continue to drive to work and keep their jobs, the long term effects of the suspension on their driving record will be something they have to live with forever.

About David Katz:

David S. Katz is an experienced Orlando DUI lawyer and the co-founder of Katz & Phillips, PA. Mr. Katz is one of only three lawyers in the State of Florida who is Board Certified by the National College for DUI Defense as a DUI Defense Expert. Mr. Katz is also a frequent speaker nationwide at continuing legal education classes where he teaches other lawyers to defend clients accused of DUI. Katz & Phillips has offices in Orlando, Tampa, Gainesville, Tavares and Longwood. David Katz can be reached toll-free Statewide at 866-464-0782.

Katz & Phillips, PA

509 W. Colonial Drive

Orlando, FL 32804


Traffic Ticket Attorney, Mr. Ticket, Now Offers Services to Drivers with Suspended License

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 19, 2013

Traffic ticket attorney, Mr. Ticket, now offers legal help for drivers with suspended licenses. He represents drivers from all over the state of California at both DMV hearings and court cases for matters that lead to a suspended license, and helps drivers whose licenses have already been suspended to regain their licenses.

In the state of California, a drivers license can be suspended for a variety of reasons, from reckless driving to refusing to take a breathalyzer test, or even for having a physical or mental condition that can impair the persons ability to drive. However, even with public transportation, getting to work, school, and the necessary appointments can be a challenge without a drivers license. Additionally, once a license has been suspended, it can be difficult to get back, and it can be easier to earn another suspension for traffic offenses later on down the road. As a result of these difficulties, drivers should not simply accept a suspension without seeking legal help from Mr. Ticket, speeding ticket attorney.

Many California drivers are tempted to drive on a suspended license because they are under the mistaken impression that they can be very careful on the road and not get caught. However, even something as simple as a broken tail light can earn the attention of a nearby police officer. Once the license has been revoked, California drivers face additional penalties for driving with a suspended license once they are caught. These penalties include heavy fines, criminal charges, additional suspension time, and even a jail sentence. Mr. Ticket, reckless driving attorney, routinely defends drivers who are facing conviction for driving on a suspended license.

Mr. Ticket is a suspended license attorney who has successfully helped hundreds of California drivers defend against charges that may result in a license suspension and helped drivers regain their licenses after they have been revoked. Contact Mr. Tickets office to find out how this traffic ticket lawyer can help with a suspended license case or with charges that may lead to a suspended license such as a DUI or hit and run charges.


Law Offices of Amir Soleimanian and Associates

Phone: (866) 780-1234

Website: http://www.4mrticket.com/

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David E. Wohl, Criminal Defense Attorney at Wallin & Klarich, Gets Truck Drivers License Returned after Charges of Vehicular Manslaughter

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 08, 2013

Recently, a Wallin & Klarich client, charged with vehicular manslaughter, was returned his Commercial Truck Drivers License. The client was represented by experienced Wallin & Klarich defense attorney David E. Wohl.

We put 110% effort into this case—the same effort that we put into all of our cases! said Mr. Wohl.

According to the Department of Motor Vehicles Licensing Operations Division records, the client, who made a living as a commercial truck driver for many years, had his Commercial Truck Drivers License revoked after being involved in a motor vehicle accident that resulted in the death of a passenger in the other car. While driving his truck, the client collided with another car on the 710 freeway. The client was devastated after learning that the accident had caused the death of another passenger and that his license would be revoked, preventing him from continuing work. The DMV presumed the client was guilty of causing the accident, and subsequently the death of the other car passenger, because he had been driving his big rig truck at the time.

After the client sought the assistance of Wallin & Klarich, Mr. Wohl quickly set a hearing with the DMV to defend the client in the matter. Mr. Wohl also brought on board two highly respected accident reconstruction experts. At the DMV hearing, the experts explained that the client was not the legal cause of the motor vehicle accident and passengers death. Instead, the expert testimony showed that an illegally parked state vehicle was the primary cause of the fatality. Following a lengthy DMV hearing, the suspension was set aside and the client was returned his Commercial Truck Drivers License.

We are thrilled that our hardworking client can now continue to work and provide for his family, said Mr. Wohl.

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At Wallin & Klarich, we never lose sight of our law firm’s fundamental commitment to do all we can to help people who are facing legal problems. We believe that every person is entitled to the highest quality legal defense when they are facing the loss of their freedom. Wallin & Klarich has over 30 years of experience helping clients facing all types of criminal and family law matters in Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura Counties.

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Santa Monica DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint Next Friday, September 14

Santa Monica DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint Next Friday, September 14
Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, court probation, and other expenses that can exceed $ 10,000. SMPD Sgt. Richard Lewis said the checkpoint is part of an …
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Buena Park Police to conduct DUI checkpoint on Saturday, Sept. 1
Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $ 10,000. “Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 15 lives …
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Cat Cora's DUI Sentencing: Alcohol Classes, Fine and Probation
Out celebrity chef Cat Cora plead no contest at the sentencing for the DUI citation she received on June 17 in Santa Barbara, CA. Cora will not face jail time as long as she completes all of the other court requirements, including DUI classes …
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Drivers License Appeal Board?

Question by sweetpea: Drivers License Appeal Board?
Does anyone know if somone lost their license for DUI’s and was going back in front of the appeal board again. Wouldnt they want the spouse to be present or write a letter? The wife is the closest witness to the situation instead of accepting letters from whomever saying “no he dont drink”. If the wife refuses to lie and he goes alone do you think they will give it back to him?
I guess my question is confusing. My husband is a alcoholic, wont go to AA. Threatening me over our son. Says he will get his license back in a week but the only people who wrote letters were his ex-lovers and other people who I dont know. Think if they knew him so well, I would know these people too. I refuse to write a letter to lie for him, nor will I go to the hearing to help him. His drinking has destroyed our family, so I cant lie for him.
What can I do to stop it? He is telling me hes getting it back this week and makes threats with taking our son where ever. I just dont think he should have it back and scared he will get it.

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Answer by cprucka
They would want him to attending AA. The wife’s or husband’s letter to the board is no proof of anything. If he goes into treatment would be even better. Not drinking would be what he needs. I can see only problems if he does help himsself. You cannot do it for him. It doesn’t work like that. He will be lucky to stay out of jail otherwise.

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Rowdy Hookah Bar Hires CivilRights Lawyer to Defend Liquor License

Rowdy Hookah Bar Hires CivilRights Lawyer to Defend Liquor License
HELL'S KITCHEN — A hookah bar that residents say has plagued Hell's Kitchen with wild parties and drunken crowds has hired a civil-rights lawyer specializing in anti-Muslim discrimination cases in a fight to keep its liquor license. The attorney has …
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PICKET: Chicago GOP to file complaint against Rahm Emanuel over Chick fil A
… business in the city. That is the kind of thing that happens in fascist states," said Hans von Spakovsky, a Heritage Foundation senior legal fellow and former Justice Department attorney to the assistant attorney general for civil rights. ← return …
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