You were likely charged with petite larceny (New York Penal Law 155.25). This crime is a misdemeanor, which can be punished by up to 1 year in jail, $1000 fine and 3 years’ probation. Not knowing anything about your background (whether you have prior offenses) and the exact circumstances of your...View More
You do have a right to refuse a breathalyzer test, but the question is whether it is worth your while. By refusing the test, you can wind up being charged with your refusal (even if you are found not guilty for the DWI).
This is because when you obtained your license, you automatically...View More
Because of your age, if you had a blood alcohol level of 0.02 or higher, your charge comes under New York's zero tolerance law. You could receive: $125 penalty, suspension of your license for 6 months, a $100 charge for suspension termination, need to enroll in a drinking driver class, and...View More
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