Crimes Involving Driving
Were you charged with crimes involving driving? There are a few crimes that you can get arrested for including DWI, a hit and run, and joyriding. These have serious penalties that you want to avoid.
Crimes Involving Driving | Joyriding
In New York, there is no formal joyriding charge. It is a grand theft, it is the theft of an auto. It’s a felony charge. While not globally recognized as being a crime, certainly taking somebody’s car without permission is a crime and is a vigorously prosecuted crime.
If you or somebody you know is facing a charge of theft of an automobile, please allow me to set up a free consultation so that we can discuss your case.
Crimes Involving Driving | Leaving the Scene of an Accident
In New York, if you’re charged with leaving the scene of an accident, it’s a fairly serious motor vehicle offense and actually is a criminal offense.
If you’re charged with an offense like that and it’s being prosecuted within the criminal court, give me a call. We’d like to discuss that case with you to see what type of impact I can have with helping you resolve the case satisfactorily.
Crimes Involving Driving | Penalty for DWI under 21 BAC .08 or Less.
In New York, there is zero tolerance for an individual under the age of 21 to drink and drive. If their blood-alcohol content was measured by a police officer to be below a .08, they could be charged with driving while intoxicated because of the zero tolerance. I’ve handled cases like this before. Some of those cases are prosecuted in the local court and some of them can be diverted to the Department of Motor Vehicles.
If it’s diverted to the Department of Motor Vehicles, there might be certain advantages to your child’s case being diverted based on the fact that they won’t be convicted in a criminal court. I’ve actually represented an individual under the age of 21 who was charged with an underage DWI whose blood-alcohol content was below .08, and we were able to divert the case from the criminal court to the Department of Motor Vehicles so they did not have a conviction in the criminal court.
If you were charged with crimes involving driving, please call our NYC criminal defense attorney Carl Spector today for a free consultation.