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1 accused of drunk driving and endangering the safety of minors

The penalties for a conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol are serious, and may only grow in severity if children are involved. Those who are accused of drunk driving under similar circumstances may wish to protect themselves by challenging the charges, but they might be uncertain where to turn for help. A 48-year-old woman in New York is facing multiple charges after allegedly driving while intoxicated with five passengers in the vehicle, three of whom were minors.

Authorities claim to have initiated a traffic stop just before 1 a.m. on a recent Saturday after spotting a vehicle that was not staying in its lane. Upon approaching the driver, they assert that she appeared to be intoxicated, and she was taken into custody following the incident. According to reports, the three minors were released to their father soon thereafter.

Investigation leads to numerous drug charges for 1 in New York

Being the subject of a drug-related investigation can be a stressful and daunting process. Those who face drug charges under similar circumstances could be uncertain how to proceed, potentially prompting a need to seek guidance moving forward. A 46-year-old man has recently been arrested and accused of multiple drug crimes following a recent investigation that is said to have taken place in New York.

According to authorities, the man had been the subject of an ongoing investigation and was taken into custody after being located around 2 p.m. on a recent Monday. They claim his arrest was in relation to outstanding charges, and that a search of his home was initiated shortly thereafter. The search allegedly uncovered the presence of numerous types and amounts of narcotics, including cocaine and LSD, along with an unspecified amount of cash.

1 facing DWI charges following pedestrian-related collision

Facing accusations of driving under the influence can be a stressful and daunting experience. The penalties for a drunk driving conviction are serious and may only increase in severity if a collision occurs in the process, especially one causing major injuries. A 27-year-old man is facing DWI charges following a recent accident involving a pedestrian in New York.

The incident reportedly took place on a recent Saturday outside of a local church. According to police, the man's vehicle suddenly slammed into a van that was parked outside the building, then proceeded to hit a pedestrian before finally coming to a stop. They say the pedestrian was seriously injured in the process, and she and the two individuals in the van were taken to the hospital for treatment.

Criminal defense: 3 accused of grand larceny and tresspassing

Three teenagers have recently been arrested and accused of multiple crimes following an alleged string of automobile thefts in New York. All three face numerous charges, including grand larceny and criminal trespassing, the penalties for which are severe if a conviction is obtained. Those accused of similar crimes might choose to prepare for legal proceedings by seeking guidance from a criminal defense attorney.

Police claim to have received a call just before 4 a.m. on a recent Monday morning about three individuals who were exhibiting suspicious behavior. Upon arriving at the scene, they say the men began to flee. The three teens were later located in various yards in the area and were all arrested on suspicion of involvement in a car theft spree.

1 facing felony drug charges following traffic stop in New York

Upon initiating a stop for a traffic violation, a police officer may request to search the vehicle, perhaps especially if he or she becomes suspicious of criminal activity. While in some cases a search may be uneventful, in others, a person could be facing criminal charges should the officer claim to uncover the presence of illegal drugs. A 27-year-old man has been arrested and is facing drug charges following a recent traffic stop in New York.

New York State Troopers initiated the traffic stop after coming upon a vehicle they say was exhibiting erratic driving behavior. Upon approaching the vehicle to speak with the driver, they claim to have noticed the presence of illegal narcotics. A subsequent search of the vehicle allegedly uncovered numerous bags of crack cocaine and cocaine, and the man was taken into custody.

New York man accused of DUI following cyclist-related collision

In areas of dense population, many individuals may choose to travel via alternative forms of transportation, such as a bicycle. With much less in the way of protective barriers, cyclists and drivers both have a duty of care to follow to prevent a dangerous accident. A man has been arrested and accused of DUI after a recent collision in New York where he allegedly struck four cyclists, leaving one in critical condition.

According to initial investigations, the four cyclists were waiting at a traffic light when the man pulled his car out of a parking space and came to a halt behind them. Authorities claim the man suddenly accelerated and struck the cyclists, then allegedly proceeded to back up, trapping of them underneath the vehicle in the process. He was reportedly pulled from the vehicle and held down by several individuals until authorities arrived at the scene.

New York man loses job following arrest for domestic violence

Facing allegations of violence and abuse can be a stressful and daunting process. Those accused of similar crimes may find it beneficial to prepare for legal proceedings by focusing on their defense. A 61-year-old man in New York has recently lost his job after he was arrested and accused of domestic violence for the second time in the past 10 months.

Authorities claim the incident occurred on a recent Sunday, and involved a female acquaintance of the man in question. The woman was allegedly injured in the process, and the man was taken into custody on misdemeanor domestic violence charges before being released. According to reports, he was also accused of a similar offense 10 months prior, where he allegedly choked another individual and held her against her will.

Woman faces felony drug charges following routine traffic stop

Many individuals have faced criminal accusations following a routine traffic stop. Although each individual has rights that must be upheld in this process, should authorities have reasonable suspicion of criminal activity, the search of a vehicle may ensue. A recent traffic stop in New York has reportedly led to drug charges for two passengers, one of whom faces felony charges.

According to reports, police claim to have witnessed a driver violating several traffic laws just after midnight on a recent Sunday. Upon initiating a traffic stop and approaching the vehicle, they claim to have spotted evidence indicating the presence of drugs inside. A search was initiated, during which they claim to have uncovered just under 20 grams of cocaine and an unspecified amount of marijuana.

Traffic stop leads to drunk driving charges for New York man

The penalties for driving under the influence are serious, and the consequences of a conviction may only increase in severity if additional charges are present. Those accused of similar crimes may find it beneficial to seek guidance in the early stages of the process for advice on how to proceed. A 54-year-old man has recently been arrested and accused of drunk driving following a recent traffic stop in New York.

According to reports, police claim to have received information indicating an individual who was exhibiting erratic driving behavior just after 8 p.m. on a recent Monday. Shortly thereafter, authorities located the vehicle in question in a nearby parking lot. Upon obtaining the driver's identity and running a search, they allegedly found out he was operating the vehicle without a valid license.

Fire alarm leads to drug charges for 4 in New York

Fire alarms are placed in buildings everywhere to alert emergency responders of potential dangers. Should one of these alarms go off, the response time is generally swift, and upon arrival, an investigation of the area typically follows. While this sweep may be intended to identify potential hazardous, if suspicious activity is present, accusations of crimes may follow. Four individuals are reportedly facing drug charges after a similar situation in New York.

Authorities assert that a fire alarm recently went off around 2:30 a.m. at a local apartment complex. Upon arriving at the scene, firefighters initiated an investigation into the cause of the alarm, and claim to have stumbled upon suspicious activity in the process. They proceeded to notify police, which subsequently led to the arrest of four individuals.