Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Using Prescribed Marijuana in New York

If I'm prescribed medical marijuana why can't I take it like all my other doctor prescribed substances?

After all it is now "legal" or not a criminal activity in the majority of states. Why do the courts, judges, and prosecutors feel medical marijuana is still UN-acceptable?

Thursday, January 24, 2019

New York State Education Department’s Office of School Personnel Review and Accountability (OSPRA) and DWI Cases

NewYork Education Department
Needs More Love

I have done a few posts concerning being a teacher and getting a DWI. The NYS education department has to follow specific laws and rules before firing you for a criminal conviction.

How will the DWI effect your job? How will it impact your life? It depends upon what work you do for the education department, and many other factors which I will list below.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

How to Avoid Problems with Your Drug/Alcohol Evaluation

OASAS is also Anti-tobacco
In New York if you are charged (not convicted) with any drinking or drugging DUI (DWI/DWAI drugs) then you will have to have a OASAS drug/alcohol assessment. This is no longer voluntary, this is a requirement of the times we live in. Every New York DWI judge now requires this before sentencing for a number of reasons.

Is it a fair to require a comprehensive evaluation for every single DWI arrest?
Is the evaluator I pick going to be biased or prejudiced against me?
Do I have to be on the defense when it comes to my New York DWI evaluation?

Monday, January 21, 2019

Utah is Now .05 DUI is New York Next?

Utah is now .05 is New York far behind?

At the end of 2018 Utah lowered it's DUI BAC (blood alcohol concentration) to .05. They now have the lowest DUI alcohol law in the country. This is the second time Utah was first in lowering it's limit for DUI. In 1983 Utah went from .10 BAC to .08 BAC, leading the nation and perhaps heralding the new prohibition on alcohol use.

Is .05 BAC DUI too low to prove impairment?
Is having a .05 BAC mean you are now guilty of DUI regardless of how you walk, talk, and act?
Is .05 BAC going to change the way people drink when not at home?

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

New York Speeding Diversion

In some New York counties District Attorneys are allowing some drivers to get their speeding tickets completely dismissed through Diversion. Now before you jump up and applaud, there are a great many conditions, obligations, and costs involved with diversion.

Is speeding ticket diversion always available? Is speeding ticket diversion worth the time, cost, and hassle?