You may be asking yourself, “What is Leandra’s Law?” If you are a resident of New York State, it is important that you are aware of this aspect of DWI law and how it may pertain to you. If you have been arrested for a DWI, contact our office immediately to schedule a free consultation and protect your freedoms.
What is Leandra’s Law | Definition
Recently, I had a client come in being charged with moving violations and DWI. She had the children in the car and actually had an accident; a horrific situation. She wanted to know the implications. Implications are severe to be charged with DWI and have children in the car. Under Leandra’s Law, it is required that she be charged with a felony and prosecuted very severely. That is something you definitely do not want to do. You do not want to drink and drive, and you certainly do not want your children in the car.
If you or someone you love was arrested for driving while impaired with children in the car, these can bring serious charges in New York State. Contact us today to arrange a free confidential consultation with dedicated Jamestown DWI lawyer Scott F. Humble. He can explain your rights as they pertain to Leandra’s law and fight to ensure they are protected. Let his 30+ years of experience work for you.
What is Leandra’s Law | Fired Because of a DWI
I represented an individual who was a high school senior in a small town, and was 17 years old, obviously under the age of 21. He was actually just moving his car from his girlfriend’s house to his parents and didn’t use a turning signal. There was a local festival going on and there were a lot of Deputy Sheriffs out that day. They saw that he didn’t use the turning signal, so they pulled him over and they had probable cause to go through the field sobriety, give him the breathalyzer, the whole nine yards. Now, a typical under-21 charge is anywhere from .01 to .07, and that normally is not prosecuted locally; that usually goes to the Department of Motor Vehicles. However, my client was charged with a .09, so they prosecuted him locally in the town court, and he was looking at some severe penalties. What I was able to do is, after several appearances, work with the prosecutor. We got the court to agree to go and reduce the BAC on papers and we ended up at Department of Motor Vehicle court.
If you or someone you love was arrested and worried you may be fired because of a DWI, contact us today to arrange a free confidential consultation with dedicated Jamestown DWI lawyer Scott F. Humble. Let his 30+ years of experience work for you.