Thursday, August 17, 2017

Ithaca DWI Lawyer: How Do Police Prove It Was Your Car Speeding on Radar?

Our Upstate New York law practice puts out lots of videos and blog posts about the defense of tickets and DWI. I think understand the legal process and how things work practically helps people make "informed" decisions. Because of that we get lots of questions concerning speeding ticket defense.

A recent inquiry went like this, Hi, my name is Ryan.

I saw your video called "How Do Police Prove You Guilty of a New York Speeding Ticket?"

It is a great video that helped me better understand the laws, good job!

However, I am curious about something.

When an officer uses a radar gun to determine your speed, how do they prove that they were measuring your vehicle's speed and not of another nearby? (emphasis mine)

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Ithaca DWI Lawyer: Can Video Make or Break Your DWI Case?

Just recently we have seen an uptick in the number of Upstate New York police departments using video. This isn't the video of a few years ago on VHS tape either this is high quality digital images with clear sound. Video is not always positive or negative in every DWI case.

Can video help in the defense of a New York DWI case? 
Can video destroy the defense of a New York DWI case? 
Does video still matter if the DWI case has a breath or blood test? 

Does video matter that much in a DWI refusal case (with NO blood or breath test)?  

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Ithaca DWI Lawyer: The Truth About New York Reckless Driving

There is a great deal of mis-information on the internet. The first thing on Google that pops up when searching New York Reckless Driving is this:


Which states that in New York, speeding is automatically considered reckless driving once you're 30 mph over the posted limit. Is this really the case in New York State?

If you are 30 mph over the posted limit are you driving recklessly in New York State?

Is that all they need to prove to find you guilty of the criminal misdemeanor of New York Reckless Driving?