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  • Albany police officers save shooting victim

    Monday Aug 24 | via Albany Times Union 

    On Saturday, they put their experience to work to save a 20-year-old shooting victim's life in West Hill. In addition to current work with the Albany Police Department , Forgea spent six years as an emergency medical technician, while Lawyer served in the Army for seven years, which included a tour in Iraq, working as military police officer.

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Rensselaer Law

I was recently arrested for a 3rd dwi in NY within 10 years.
I was convicted of dwi in 2005, may 2009, and arrested in June 2012. I see that the penalty states revocation of license for minimum of 1 year to permanent revocation. What will determine the outcome? If I cannot reapply for a license for a minimum of 5 years I am sure to lose my job.
Unfortunately you can be charged with a class D felony and possible jail time depending on the county you were arrested...
Out on bail for fellony dwi, how long do they have have to prosicute untill its thrown out? county court
since my bail hearing it has been 27 days. havent heard anything, and there is no return court date. also am wearing a alco montering braclet while on bail./
On a felony, the people have 180 chargeable days to be ready for trial. That is not 180 calendar days as certain time...
Is it possible to get a reduction from DWI charged to DWAI with a reading of BAC .16% in nassau county?
Also Charged violation in changing lanes without signal and violation on failing to stay in a single line
No. Having handled countless DWI cases in Nassau County I can tell you that they will never offer an impaired off of a ....
Drove into ditch, open container, dwai drugs
Charged with: DWAI drugs, leaving the scene of accident, open container, consumption of alcohol in motor vehicle, failure to stay in lane, and refusal to take breath test. I did take the breath test about 3 hours later when offered a 2nd time at the station and came to 0.0%. Given physical tests, which claimed I was under the influence of opiates. I am 18 years old and this is my first run-in like this...What is my likely outcome?
There are too many variables to answer this question here. You have to play this out.
I was arrested for a dwi and at arraignment the judge didnt suspend my license due to not having the original paperwork.
My court day was adjourned until august 20. Its my 1st time being involved in anything with the law. I do plan on hiring a dwi attorney. Does this work in my favor?
Don't read anything into the Judge's decision other than what you have reported. He didn't have the paperwork and...
Complicated question on serious injury auto accident. Liability is being disputed. Other driver was convicted of misc DWI.
Witnesses are giving wildly conflicting stories. Other party (defendant) w/$100k hired shadow lawyer. My lawyer thinks if we drop punitive damages, shadow will have to switch to pushing her ins to settle the $100, so we don't go for excess verdict against her. Then we can move onto my SUM for more. My lawyer says settlement for 100k will include claim for SUM not to pursue her. No fault 50k is spent, & injuries more than 100k. She had low ins, but a successful business & may have money. Any thoughts at all? I don't want to leap on what's suggested, without seeing if there are other approached possible. Please answer hypothetically if you prefer, since there's no way for you to have all the info. Thanks so much for any thoughts.
Your case is fact intensive and nuanced. Any advice you get on a forum like Avvo is cursory and speculative. Sit down...
If I file a 440 motion to appeal plea of dwai, breathalyzer in car, does it do back to DWI charge?
I feel I was misrepresented by my lawyer, and forced to plea.. The original charge was DWI, cell phone, and speeding. The plea agreement is DWAI, interlock breathalyzer installation for 6 mos, the Impact classes, and lose license for an additional 3 mos.. I wasn't on my phone, have proof of that, I wasn't speeding, and I literally had 1 drink. The breathalyzer at field sobriety had no batteries in it, I was arrested anyway.. I worked from 2pm-12:30 am, and got arrested at 1:38am.. There are a lot of inconsistencies throughout arrest mostly based on probable cause.. I feel like my hired lawyer was capricious, and unprepared at all times, and I was improperly represented.. I have not been sentenced yet 2 years later, and I feel I have been "painted in a corner"...
If you file and win a 440 motion the case goes back to where it was before you took the plea. The DWI would be re-instated.