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State DWI laws and their penalties

The state of New York does not take driving while impaired by alcohol lightly. If you are facing a DWI charge in any of its forms, it is an issue that you should treat seriously, as the consequences of a conviction can take a significant toll on your life.

This state recognizes several alcohol-related traffic violations. What are they? What are their associated consequences?

Speeding tickets can result from breaking school zone limits

It is not unusual for drivers to have mixed reactions to what counts as speeding. Some people may think that going a few miles over the speed limit is not a big deal, and others may think that they can ignore regulations for certain areas, like school zones, because the limit is so low. However, breaking the limit in any way could result in speeding tickets.

It was recently reported that a driver in New York was pulled over for speeding in a school zone. Apparently, the woman was traveling over the 15-mph limit, but the exact speed her vehicle was traveling was not given in the report. An officer stopped the vehicle and apparently discovered that the woman was driving on a suspended license.

Possible defenses for traffic tickets relating to parking

New York drivers could face citations for many reasons. From moving violations to parking violations to issues with a vehicle, traffic tickets are often the bane of many drivers' days. Some may simply think about taking the ticket and paying the fine, but it is important to remember that individuals do have the option of fighting these tickets.

There are various reasons a person may choose to fight a ticket, and the defense will depend on the type of ticket issued. For instance, if a person receives a parking ticket when parked at a meter, he or she may be able to argue that the meter was broken. This defense may be most effective if the driver can prove that he or she tried to pay through all accepted methods of payment and tried to obtain a parking receipt from a nearby machine.

Off-duty police officer likely looking into DWI defense

There are many instances in which people want to limit the negative effects an event can have. When a person has been charged with drunk driving, he or she undoubtedly wants to work toward an outcome that offers the fewest number of negative consequences. Creating and presenting a meaningful DWI defense often helps with that endeavor.

It was recently reported that an off-duty police officer was taken into custody after involvement in an accident in New York. Reports stated that the man was driving an SUV when he failed to stop at a red light and hit a bicyclist who was in the crosswalk. The bicyclist hit the ground, and his bicycle ended up under the SUV. The 35-year-old victim was taken to the hospital in order to be treated for undisclosed injuries, and it was noted that he was in stable condition.

Traffic tickets expected for unattended, running vehicles

When people are in a hurry, they may take seemingly harmless shortcuts in hopes of completing their tasks more quickly. In some cases, drivers may want to go over the speed limit or take other actions that could save some time. However, it is common for these actions to be against the law, and they could result in traffic tickets.

It was recently reported that New York drivers could end up with tickets if they start their vehicles and then leave them unattended. According to a recent report, leaving a running vehicle unattended violates the state's Vehicle and Traffic Laws. It also means that drivers may be making their vehicles more appealing to individuals who want to steal them.

5 violations that could result in a traffic ticket

Many New York residents find joy in driving. It can allow you to get to your intended destination, and it can act as an enjoyable activity, especially if you are a car enthusiast. However, if you do not follow the rules of the road, you could easily end up pulled over by police and possibly end up with a traffic ticket.

A number of violations could result in an officer issuing you a ticket. However, simply receiving a ticket does not mean that you are guilty of a crime or that your only option is to pay the ticket. Just as with any other type of accusation, you have the right to defend yourself in court if you wish to do so. Of course, understanding the violation associated with your ticket is important.

What are the penalties for phone use while driving in New York?

Under New York state law, drivers are generally prohibited from using cellphones while driving, unless they are using a hands-free system. This law has primary enforcement in the state. This means police can pull over and ticket a driver solely for using a cellphone behind the wheel, they don’t need to pair it with some other traffic offense.

What can a person face if ticketed for cellphone use while driving in the state?

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