Articles Posted in Suffolk County

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A former multi-sport, All-American football player from a Florida university was arrested on March 16 and charged with DWI, a New York Criminal Lawyer learned. The former high school and college standout had been observed by police officers driving first at a low-rate of speed, then at a speed of up to 10-miles per hour, over the posted speed limit, and unable to maintain his lane.

After the Orlando police officer pulled the 24-year old over, the officer stated that when he approached the vehicle that he smelled alcohol when the young man exhaled. The officer then suggested that the driver undergo a field sobriety test, which he agreed to do. As a result, of the field sobriety test, the Suffolk County Criminal Lawyer was told, the former All-American was arrested and taken to a DWI center so a breath test could be administered. The driver provided two valid breath samples, both of which were 0.46. The blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in the State of Florida is 0.08, but if the driver fails the field sobriety test, they can be charged with DWI with a BAC of less than the legal limit. The former collegian was then cited for a misdemeanor charge of DWI and was then taken to the Orange County Jail.

The arresting officer included in the affidavit that he filed with the DWI charges that during the entire process the young man was both cooperative and polite, according to the arrest report. His arraignment is set for April 14.

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A 27-year old San Antonio Police Officer was killed Tuesday, when her police cruiser was struck by a man that police suspect of being drunk at the time, a New York Criminal Lawyer was told.

Police say that the 32-year old driver of the SUV was driving the wrong direction on Interstate-35 in San Antonio when he struck the police cruiser head-on.

Having just finished with a call involving a fight, the young officer was responding to another call involving another officer who might be in trouble when her vehicle was struck. Another officer nearby witnessed the crash and immediately began CPR on the downed officer. When other first responders arrived on the scene, they were able to remove the officer from her vehicle and then rushed her to the hospital where she later died as a result of her injuries.

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Jaime Pressly was booked for a DUI offense after she was pulled over for a traffic violation. Pressly, the “My Name is Earl” star who plays Joy Turner, was given a breathalyzer test. She registered at .22 on the blood alcohol level test, a reporter was told.

The .22 blood alcohol level was almost three times the California’s legal alcohol limit, tells a policeman. California’s legal alcohol level is .08 for legal drinkers. It is against the law to drive under the influence no matter how much alcohol consumed. It is also against the law to drink if you are a minor.

She was not involved in a traffic accident. Drugs are not believed to have been found in her car. The police found no indication of any drugs in the blood test taken. No children were in the car when the cops pulled Pressly over for a traffic violation. It is unclear what the traffic violation was.

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Jaime Pressly decided to cancel some of her scheduled appearances at various Las Vegas clubs after she pled not-guilty to DUI charges last week. Jaime had been arrested for DUI in January when she was spotted swerving on the road while she drove. When she was pulled over and given a field sobriety test, her blood alcohol was over .20, says a New York Criminal Lawyer. Since she was over that set mark, she was required to go to a hospital after jail and had to pay a higher bail amount in order to get out.

Jaime is having a string of personal issues right now. Jaime is facing a divorce from her husband of less than two years. She is also potentially facing a custody battle with her three year old son’s father over her DUI arrest. Jaime is also faces charges that she owes a lot of money in taxes, according to reports.

Jaime is out on bail and awaiting her trial to face sentencing. She pled not guilty to the DUI charge, even though the court has her blood alcohol levels in their file. Whether her lawyer or Jaime herself made the decision, staying away from the clubs and promoting parties was probably a move to help both her custody case and that of what her sentence will be for the DUI. Her lawyer told a Criminal Lawyer in NYC that she hopes she can get probation or community service from her trial. Police in Staten Island and Suffolk County are on the lookout for drunk drivers since they are dangerous to all and cause so many accidents, some of which are fatal.

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Vince Neil accepted a plea deal with the Las Vegas prosecutors that will send him to jail for two weeks, followed by two weeks of house arrest in accordance with his arrest on DUI charges last summer. According to sources, Neil has agreed to plead guilty to the misdemeanor charge when he appears in court on January 26th. Had he not taken the deal offered, he could have spent up to six months in jail.

Neil was stopped on June 27th, 2010 near the Vegas strip after he had left the Las Vegas Hilton. He was driving his black Lamborghini when he was pulled over. Neil had declared sobriety only one week before the arrest. In Suffolk and Westchester Counties, police are always on the lookout for drunk drivers.

Vince Neil lives in Las Vegas with his fourth wife. He was the singer and front man of the famous 1980’s metal band, Motley Crue. According to a New York Criminal Lawyer, Neil owns two tattoo shops and two bars in Las Vegas. He reports that he hasn’t used drugs in twenty years, and has stopped abusing alcohol. He recently wrote a tell-all book entitled, “Tattoos & Tequila: To hell and Back With One Of Rock’s Most Notorious Frontmen.”

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A Sportscaster for a popular Illinois TV station was arrested for DUI recently. He committed several minor traffic violations which police saw before they tried to pull him over, said a New York Criminal Lawyer. He committed another infraction of a minor offense and he was pulled over and given a field sobriety test, which he failed. Police took him in to custody and there are now criminal charges pending against him.

Once the man was in custody, he acted even stranger. A Lawyer said his behavior was odd enough that he was transported to a hospital where a drug test was administered. The results have not been released on what, if any, drugs were found in his system. If drugs had been found in his system, there may be more criminal charges levied against him. In The Bronx and Suffolk County this is a felony.

For his initial DUI arrest, he will go to court and face the judge as to what his punishment will be. Fines, jail time or both might be handed down at that time if he is convicted of any criminal charges. He is released out on bail for the time being. A criminal history background on him was not available, so it is not known if he is a repeat offender, according to the NY City Criminal Lawyer. There is also no word as to the status of his job with the TV station or if they have a code of conduct that staff need to follow. He may also lose his job if the station executives deem his behavior inappropriate to a staff member who is an on-air personality.

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The United States is often seen as a land of second chances. A nation built on the backs of fleeing immigrants who simply wanted a chance to start over. American literature is littered with tales of men packing up, moving west, and reinventing themselves, notes a New York Criminal Defense Lawyer. Heck, the hit TV show Mad Men is largely based on that very idea. Baseball, the national past time, even has three strikes and then you’re out. As a New York Criminal Defense Lawyer said, for one Texas lawmaker, that’s one strike too many. She has proposed a new law that after two convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol, a person would have their driver’s license permanently revoked. In Nassau and Suffolk Counties, DUI laws are also very harsh.

The proposal is not widely popular, reports a New York Criminal Defense Lawyer. The local chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, for instance, has said that they do not necessarily think the idea is the best way to keep drunk drivers off the streets. They point out that such a proposal is more of a grandstanding way to get cheap media attention and that the focus should be on stopping people from drinking and driving. Said a New York Criminal Defense Lawyer, this doesn’t do that, rather instead it may just end up putting more people in situations where they want to hide and not take responsibility at all. This bill, noted the MAD Chapter, seems more interested in putting people in jail than it does in stopping drinking and driving.

If you have a DUI charge pending, contact a New York Criminal Defense Attorney today to ensure your rights are safe. The Office of Stephen Bilkis and Associates can offer you support and guidance as well as a free consultation when you contact us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW. We have offices in New York City, including Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island and The Bronx and in Nassau County, Suffolk County and Westchester County.

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