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From a social gathering to a jail cell and drunk driving charges

Any number of mishaps can occur on your way home from a night out at your favorite New York pub with friends. Perhaps you realize, half way home, that you left your credit card at the checkout back at the restaurant. Maybe you get a flat tire a quarter mile from your house. One of biggest downers at the end of an otherwise pleasant evening is getting pulled over for suspected drunk driving.

New York man arrested in Applebee's lot now facing drug charges

New Yorkers are certainly familiar with Applebee's restaurants. Parking lots outside such establishments are often busy places. Authorities in Putnam County say a particular Applebee's lot recently had a lot more going on in it than restaurant patrons looking for parking spots. In fact, they arrested one man who is now facing serious drug charges.

Facing felony charges while serving a court sentence

Being convicted and sentenced for a crime is no guarantee that a person will not run into further legal trouble. The case of a former surgeon currently serving time in a New York prison is evidence of that. The former orthopedic doctor is now facing felony charges regarding allegations that he committed fraud following a prior arrest on a separate matter and while serving a sentence for the conviction that was handed down in that case.

Prosecutors file drug charges against 2 in New York re overdose

New York, like other states, is often the scene of drug crimes and overdoses. However, as unfortunate as such events may be, it doesn't give police reason to make arrests or prosecutors to file drug charges against people without probable cause to do so. Authorities say they have such cause in a case related to two men who now stand accused in federal court of selling illegal drugs.

Conor McGregor arraigned on felony charges in New York

UFC giant Conor McGregor is known for his rowdy, often rambunctious disposition. Traditional boxing fans throughout the world have come to know more about this man since his $30 million-guaranteed fight against boxing great Floyd Mayweather, Jr. From this point forward, he may also be known as the superstar fighter who got arrested on felony charges for supposedly inciting a brawl with other fighters in New York.

3 facing drug charges in New York following home search

One can only imagine the startling effect a sudden knock at the door at approximately 5 a.m. might have on those residing inside the home. Several people in a small New York village now know exactly what that is like because it happened to them on a recent Thursday. The events that unfolded from that point on did not end up in their favor. Three people from the residence are now facing drug charges.  

It's often possible to avoid drunk driving conviction

New York police must have reasonable cause to pull you over in a traffic stop. Beyond that, they must have probable cause to make an arrest if they suspect you of drunk driving. While claiming to have witnessed your vehicle veering over the yellow line may warrant a stop, it is far from enough to result in criminal charges or conviction. 

Cocaine possession problem arises for airline worker in New York

Most flight attendants in New York would agree that such work can be extremely stressful and challenging. While typical aggravations on the may have more to do with customer relations and air turbulence, other types of problems can arise as well. For one airline worker who recently flew into JFK airport, allegations of cocaine possession interfered with his workday.  

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