Countless individuals have been arrested following accusations of driving under the influence of alcohol. Determining intoxication can be a delicate process, especially with numerous issues, such as medical conditions, often exhibiting similar signs. Unfortunately, drunk driving is often the initial assumption of arresting officers. A man has recently been arrested following allegations of driving under the influence in New York.
Routine traffic stops have been the cause of countless arrests involving accusations of drug-related crimes. Allegations alone can be difficult for an individual to endure, with challenges arising in various areas of life, such as reputation and/or employment. A conviction is generally much more devastating, likely including a lengthy prison term. A 19-year-old man was recently arrested and is now facing drug charges following a traffic stop in New York.
Until very recently, New York was one of two remaining states in the nation that charged some teens accused of crimes as adults, and punished them thusly upon conviction. All that changed on the evening of Friday, April 7, 2017 in a move that will have some definite – and hopefully positive – effects on the criminal defense of 16 and 17-year-olds. Not only will the process change for future teens facing charges, but the legislation also deals with their relocation from jails and prisons -- where the youths are currently being held -- to a more suitable facility.
Felonies are considered more serious than misdemeanors and typically involve mandatory jail time. This may paint a rather dire picture for any New York individuals facing felony charges, but when it comes to criminal charges, there are also different degrees and classes of these crimes. For example, one New York woman has been charged with Grand Larceny in the fourth degree, which is a non-violent crime considered a class E felony.