Jamel Oeser-Sweat, Esq.
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NYC NEW YEAR'S EVE INFORMATION PAGE!
As most of you know, at the end of each year Santa leaves and the first week of the year becomes my busy season. People will drive drunk. People will fight with friends, family & strangers. Random acts will occur. Every year, I plead with those in my social networks to be aware of the dangers of this particular time of the year. Just because you are careful does not mean others are. A DWI can cost you thousands of dollars and cost lives. A dispute about a point that seems important today can be life-changing and even lead to your arrest or even worse. This is not a joke. I have practiced law for over a decade and a half and I can assure you, I have seen more arrests, incidents and movie type scenarios between December 26-January 3 than any other part of the year. This year, these situations have already begun to occur. Please be safe. Drink responsibly. If you find yourself in a conflict, leave. Take a cab or public transportation if you need to travel. If you get arrested, it will be a long week for you. Start the New Year off by making good decisions!
# of people killed in crashes involving a drunk driver in New York
# of people killed in alcohol related accidents per 100K People in NY (24-34 yo)
Percent of people in NY who report driving after drinking too much
# of incidents it takes to change a life
If you or a loved one are arrested in New York, there are things you should know:
You have the right to remain silent. Don't explain your life or situation to the arresting officer, no matter how nice they may seem. The information given can be used in your prosecution.
You should contact a lawyer right away. (Disclaimer: This was written by a lawyer, which does not make it any less true IMHO.)
People arrested are usually processed and then arraigned. Some people will get a desk appearance ticket. Others will go to central booking to be processed and then will be arraigned.
Based on new Bail reforms, the likelihood of cash bail in many cases is low. However, bail has not been totally eliminated. There are still cases where bail can be ordered.
The official TIMES SQUARE WEBSITE contains valuable information for those who will be in the area for New Year's Eve. Spolier: Public Drinking is illegal in New York.
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