Category: Dui

  • Canadians and the Legal Hurdles at Buffalo Bills Games

    Canadians and the Legal Hurdles at Buffalo Bills Games

    In recent times, the excitement of Buffalo Bills games has been drawing a significant number of Canadian fans across the border to Western New York. However, amidst the thrill and camaraderie, there have been increasing instances of legal entanglements involving charges like assault, trespassing, and drunk and disorderly conduct. Notably, recent altercations at these games…

  • Canadians, Buffalo Bills Games, and Legal Challenges: Navigating the Complexities with Cimasi Law

    Canadians, Buffalo Bills Games, and Legal Challenges: Navigating the Complexities with Cimasi Law

    For many Canadian sports enthusiasts, traveling to Western New York to catch a Buffalo Bills game is a thrilling experience. However, this excitement can sometimes lead to unexpected legal challenges. From speeding to more serious offenses like DWI/DUI and drug charges, Canadian fans can find themselves in complex legal situations. This is where Cimasi Law…

  • Are drunk driving checkpoints legal in New York?

    The police in New York are always on the lookout for drunk drivers and will quickly arrest anyone that they suspect of driving while intoxicated (DWI) offenses. Those accused of impaired driving could lose some of their money to fees, their driver’s license to suspension and their freedom due to their sentence for a DWI…

  • When will the New York courts require you to install an IID?

    Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is one of the most common criminal charges in New York. Despite how frequently people get arrested for and convicted of drunk driving, a surprising number of people don’t understand the penalties. Many people recognize the risk of license suspension, fines and jail time, but fewer drivers in New York know…

  • Can you get a DUI while under the legal limit?

    You know that the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit for alcohol intoxication is .08%, which means that you expect to be able to drive without fear of a criminal charge as long as your BAC is below that amount.  The truth, however, is that the .08% limit is just the per se limit. That…

  • What rights do drivers have at checkpoints?

    Drunk driving accidents injured and killed a significant number of people on New York roads. Police now set up DUI checkpoints at locations in the state to reduce collisions and potential fatalities. Drivers stopped at checkpoints still have rights, and the police cannot legally violate due process or perform an illegal search. Not all drivers…

  • Should you take a field sobriety test?

    In exchange for the privilege of driving in New York, you agreed to submit to a chemical test if you were ever asked to take one. However, it’s unclear whether you have a legal obligation to submit to a standard field sobriety test. These tests are generally used by officers to determine if there is…

  • Drunk driving and DWI arrests soar during the holiday season

    New York residents who venture out onto the roads can be involved in an accident with an impaired driver at any time of the year, but the risks increase significantly during the holiday period. Drunk driving accidents typically claim more than 30 lives each day in the United States according to the National Highway Traffic…

  • Alerts from drug-sniffing dogs not completely reliable

    Police in New York have the option to inspect the exterior of a stopped vehicle with a drug-sniffing dog. A police canine that signals that drugs are present enables officers to search a vehicle without a warrant. Although dogs have a sense of smell far superior to human olfactory capabilities, police canines have a rocky…

  • People can inadvertently make their DUI cases worse

    Blood alcohol concentration is not the only indicator of impairment. Like police everywhere else across the country, officers here in Amherst look at other factors that may indicate whether someone is intoxicated. The actions of individuals during traffic stops could end up making their DUI cases more challenging. For instance, a women here in New York…