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NYC DAs Get 640,000 Arrest Warrants for Petty Offenses Tossed

by Adam Rosenblum on August 28, 2017 in news

Hundreds of thousands of people have been given a clean slate in New York City. Four of NYC’s five district attorneys vacated warrants for failing to pay tickets for minor offenses a decade or more ago. In total, 640,000 arrest warrants were tossed for individuals who had been cited for “quality of life” offenses, such […]

DWI Crackdown Expected Through Labor Day Weekend

by Adam Rosenblum on August 28, 2017 in news

For many New Yorkers, Labor Day Weekend marks the final weekend before the start of a new school year. For state and local law enforcement officials, however, it means enhanced vigilance for drunk driving and other traffic violations. Starting Friday, Sept. 1 through Monday, Sept. 4, police will be increasing patrols and setting up DWI […]

Expired License, Suspended License, or No License at All: Which is Worse?

by Adam Rosenblum on August 15, 2017 in news

If you frequent this blog, you likely understand that driving on a suspended or revoked license can carry serious consequences. However, is there a difference between driving on a suspended license and driving on an expired license – or worse, without ever having obtained a license at all? Of the three scenarios, which is the […]

DWI Enforcement in Effect Through Independence Day

by Adam Rosenblum on June 29, 2017 in news

New York State and local law enforcement officials will be cracking down on drunk driving for six days as part of the STOP-DWI Independence Day initiative. Drivers can expect an increase in marked and unmarked patrols starting Friday, June 30 through Wednesday, July 5. Police will be on the lookout for drunk driving as well […]

NY’s Low Drunk Driving Rates Could be a Sham

by Adam Rosenblum on June 13, 2017 in news

New York prides itself on its low drunk driving rates — based on available data, New York has the fourth-lowest drunk driving rates in the country. A new report, however, shows that this data may not be entirely accurate. In fact, New York could have much higher drunk driving rates than we realize. The National […]

Nearly 240 Drunk Drivers Arrested Memorial Day Weekend

by Adam Rosenblum on June 8, 2017 in news

New York State Police issued 12,169 tickets and arrested nearly 240 people for drunk driving this Memorial Day weekend as part of the STOP-DWI traffic enforcement period. The crackdown, which targeted impaired and dangerous drivers, took place between May 26 and May 29. As part of the enforcement, state police issued 3,599 tickets for speeding, […]

How to Not Drive Drunk

by Adam Rosenblum on June 6, 2017 in news

The most common advice given to drivers who want to avoid a drunk driving charge is to simply not drive. This is reasonable, but a bit oversimplified. After all, once you start drinking your inhibitions go down, which makes you braver, and your judgement clouds, which makes you more likely to get behind the wheel. […]

How to Perform a Basic Vehicle Safety Check

by Adam Rosenblum on May 26, 2017 in news

May 22 through May 29 is Vehicle Safety Week in New York. Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles are urging drivers to perform basic maintenance and safety checks on their vehicles before hitting the roads. If you’re not a car guy (or girl), you may not be sure what […]

NYPD to Crack Down on Drunk Driving Memorial Day Weekend

by Adam Rosenblum on May 25, 2017 in DUI,news

The long weekend and warm weather that come with Memorial Day bring with it a fair amount of drinking. The weekend is also one of the busiest travel times of the year, which makes for dangerous roads. This Memorial Day weekend, state and local police will on the lookout for drunk driving and other traffic […]

Click it or Ticket Enforcement to Take Effect on May 22

by Adam Rosenblum on May 22, 2017 in news

State and local law enforcement agencies will participate in a two-week-long crackdown on unbelted drivers and passengers as part of the annual Buckle Up NY, Click It or Ticket initiative. The seat belt enforcement campaign will start Monday, May 22, 2017 and will run through Sunday, June 4, 2017. Buckle Up NY is a statewide, […]