Monday, December 11, 2017

What Are The Different Types Of Driving Under The Influence Charges In Queens?

Getting your first DUI is one of the scariest things that you will ever encounter. Fighting a DUI charge is not easy. New York has some of the harshest penalties of any state for driving while intoxicated. There are various types of DUI charges that a person can be charged with.

If you are found driving while intoxicated in New York, it is possible for the jurisdiction to suspend your license, put you in jail and impose stiff fines. New York defines driving while intoxicated by doing a Blood Alcohol Concentration Test (or BAC). There are different types of DWI classifications depending on what type of motor vehicle you are driving:

The different types of BAC levels are:

● 0.08% for those who are over the age of 21
● 0.04% if you are driving a commercial vehicle
● 0.02% if you are under the age of 21

Additional alcohol and drug crimes

Depending on the BAC test results you might face other criminal charges, such as:

● DWAI/Alcohol is the term that is used when you are driving while ability impaired and are under the influence of alcohol
● DWAI/Drugs is the term that is used when you are driving while ability impaired not by alcohol but by some other drug
● DWAI/Combination is the term that is used when you are driving while ability impaired by both drugs and alcohol
● Aggravated DWI (A-DWI) is the term that is used when you are being charged with aggravated driving, and you have a BAC of 0.18% or more

Penalties that can be imposed for excessive alcohol concentrations or the combination of drugs are related to criminal prosecution. If you refuse to submit to a test for chemicals or you break the “Zero Tolerance Law,” then you can face harsher criminal charges.

The type of DWI that you are charged with depends on many factors, including:

● Your age
● The substance that you took which impaired you (alcohol, drugs or the combination of both)
● What type of driver’s license you hold (special license like a CDL, or just a regular passenger license)
● If you were willing to submit to a drug or chemical test

DWI for those who are under the age of 21

If you are less than 21 years of age and you are found with anything higher than a 0.02% BAC, then you have already broken what New York calls the “Zero Tolerance Law.”

If it is your first offense then you might face:

● A suspended license for six months
● A $125 civil penalty
● A $100 fee to have your suspension terminated
● Mandatory enrollment into the New York Drinking Driver Program and all the costs that are associated with the program
● The potential to have an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle and all the costs surrounding installation and use

If it is your second offense, then you might face:

● A revoked license for an entire year (or until you turn 21)
● A $125 civil penalty
● A $100 termination of suspended license fee
● Mandatory enrollment in the New York Drinking Driver Program and all the costs that are associated with the program
● The potential to have an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle and all the costs surrounding installation and use

DWI Penalties for those who are over 21

If it is your first offense:

● Your license suspected for 90 days
● A $300-500 fine
● A minimum of $250 annual assessment fine, which totals over $750 in fines over a three-year period, which is a part of New York’s Driver Responsibility Program
● Up to 15 days in jail
● Mandatory enrollment in the New York Drinking Driver Program and all the costs that are associated with the program

If it is your second offense:

If you receive a second DWI charge within five years of your first offense, you might be subjected to:

● Having your license revoked for up to six months
● A $500-700 fine
● A minimum of $250 annual assessment fine, which totals over $750 in fines over a three-year period, which is a part of New York’s Driver Responsibility Program
● Up to 30 days in jail
● Mandatory enrollment in the New York Drinking Driver Program and all the costs that are associated with the program

There are many different classifications for drinking and driving in Queens. If you are being charged with any type of DWI offense, it is imperative to have a queens dui lawyer on your side to try to minimize your charges or have them dismissed altogether.

What Are The Different Types Of Sex Crimes?

A sex crime is not just one single type of crime; there are many criminal offenses that can be encompassed under the “sex crimes” category. Most of them involve the coercion or illegal sexual acts of one person against another. Sex crimes are determined at the state level, meaning they are classified by the state in which the offense was committed. Every state makes laws about the definitions of things like “rape” or “sexual assault, ” and they have varying time limits, also known as statutes of limitations, which define how long an individual has to file a lawsuit. Below are the different types of sexual crimes and their various definitions.

Indecent Exposure

Indecent exposure is a sex crime where an individual breaks the law by showing their genitals in public. Most states have laws making it illegal to show your genitals in public because, in most instances, it is a way that sex offenders either get sexual gratification or try to get a sexual response from those around them. Because it is not only alarming but offensive, indecent exposure laws vary by state, but in general, exposing yourself in public is a crime in almost every state.

Prostitution


Prostitution is another category that falls under sex crimes in many states. Prostitution is defined by offering sexual acts in exchange for any type of payment. It is not only illegal for someone to offer sexual acts for payment; it is illegal in most states for someone to hire another individual for sexual acts. Currently, prostitution is illegal in every state with the exception of Nevada. But even in Nevada, it is heavily regulated. Prostitution does not always mean payment in the form of money; there are all sorts of ways that “payment” can be defined.

Rape

Rape is defined differently according to state laws, but it generally refers to someone having non-consensual sexual intercourse under physical force or the threat of physical force, and sometimes even under duress. Common-law rape is an act of rape that is forced upon a woman by a man who is not her husband. But many states have overridden the “common-law” definition of rape, including the wording in the laws and other specifics related to “consent.”

Sexual assault

Sexual assault is usually defined as an offense that involves an unwanted sexual touch. Ranging in severity from groping to rape, each state deals with sexual assault differently and with varying elements of wording and legal definitions. Sexual assault is a much more difficult crime to prove for a plaintiff. Because sexual intercourse is not a part of the definition, proving that someone touched you inappropriately can be very problematic.

Solicitation

Solicitation is different from prostitution because it involves anyone either encouraging, demanding, or requesting that someone engage in an illegal act through criminal conduct. In most states, solicitation is tied to prostitution because it is the illegal act of trying to engage someone in a criminal sexual act. There are all sorts of variations of solicitation laws according to the state where the offenses occur. In general, though, it is the communication of a request for a person to engage in a criminal act, typically related to a sexual act.

Statutory Rape

Statutory rape is when you have sex with a minor child who is not old enough to give legal consent. Each state has an “age of consent,” which is the age at which someone is considered capable of giving informed consent to have sexual intercourse. If someone engages in sexual intercourse or sexual acts with someone who is not of the legal age of consent, that is a clear violation of the law, and it can affect someone for the rest of their life.

Statutory rape is also determined differently by varying states, as is the way that the cases are prosecuted. Some states have laws that punish statutory offenses in the same manner as rape, while others are punished by a lesser degree of sexual assault.


Sex crimes are a type of crime that involve sexual acts through coercion. Sex crime laws were created to protect innocent victims from being assaulted or being forced to commit sexual acts against their will. Both men and women can be accused of sex crimes and on varying levels according to the state where they live. Because having a sex crime on your criminal record can severely limit your future, if you should be accused of one, it is imperative that you seek the counsel of a criminal attorneys Toronto who specializes in sex crimes.

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