On 26th December, a Long Island mother was arrested in Huntington after she allegedly drove drunk with her 7-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son in the car. |
On 26th December, a Long Island mother was arrested in Huntington after she allegedly drove drunk with her 7-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son in the car.
NY criminal defense federal lawyer Paul D. Petrus, Jr.1 says about DUI in NYC, “Legally, the original reason the officer stopped you need not be related to driving while intoxicated from alcohol or drugs. In fact, routine stops for broken taillights, out-dated registration or even cracked windshields have been upheld across the country as sufficient cause for officers to detain individuals and then to check symptoms for driving under the influence. In any given case, however, there may be grounds to have the case dismissed by the filing of a motion to suppress the evidence based upon an initial bad stop.” (Ref: The Law Office of Paul D. Petrus Jr. & Associates, P.C., http://www.petruslaw.com/practiceareas/dwi/)
Her 7-year-old daughter suffered a serious head injury and her 5-year-old son a minor one after she lost control of her Mercury Mystique, left the roadway, struck a signpost and hit a tree. Both children, who were in the backseat and were not wearing proper child restraints, were taken to Huntington Hospital.
The lady was not injured and was arrested and charged with one count of aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child 15 years or younger (Leandra's Law), one count of DWI and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
She was held $2,500 bond, and the judge allowed her to keep kids.
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1. Paul D. Petrus Jr.: Paul D. Petrus Jr. is a member of the New York State Bar Association and New York Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a practicing New York criminal defense attorney. Mr. Petrus works in federal and state courts. If you are looking for a New York criminal defense attorney, call Paul D. Petrus Jr. at 212.385.1961 / 212.564.2440 or you can e-mail at email@example.com. Office is located at the Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3601, New York, NY 10118.Visit http://www.petruslaw.com/ for more information.
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