Hamptons 2015….DUI, Dangerous and Costly The busy Hamptons season is about to begin and with that tons of partying. If you’re headed up to the Hamptons this summer, it might be a good idea to hire your own driver if you plan on going out and drinking. If hiring your own driver is not financially feasible then UBER is an option or one of the many car services in the Hamptons. According to The Southampton Press in 2014, police departments across Suffolk County announced a concentrated crack down on drunk driving and boating. It is my hope that the East End DWI Task Force will enforce this crack down again this summer. “Hire a Sober Driver Tonight, not a Good Criminal Defense Attorney Tomorrow,” was the slogan around the Hamptons last year 2014. I think it should be the permanent slogan because it says it all. Hopefully Eddie Burke Jr. doesn’t get too many calls, but if bad decisions are made, call Eddie Burke. DWI charges in New York are not only very serious and expensive, they are extremely stressful, upsetting and even humiliating. If you have been arrested for a DWI charges in NY,you have only a short amount of time from the date of your arrest to successfully fight to keep your drivers license at your administrative license hearing, or your license could be automatically suspended. It is important to understand that a New York DWI/DUI conviction will always show in any kind of background check done on you in the future, that can cause a variety of other problems both professionally and socially for years to come. A typical DWI charge in New York will typically cost well over $12,000 in fines after you have paid bail, fines, fees, insurance and more, but the financial NY DWI costs don’t stop there and in the Hamptons that cost could be double. To stand a better chance of getting a more favourable result, reducing the financial impact and penalties, you may want to hire a defense lawyer. Ongoing costs can even double that over time. There are hidden or additional costs related to a DWI or driving under the influence charges in New York can include (but not limited to) loss of your current job, difficulty in obtaining job opportunities in the future, college and military, increased insurance rates – see DUI insurance, driver’s license surcharges, probation fees, and the hidden costs of the non-monetary effect on your friends and family. Driving under the influence of Drugs/Alcohol of both is irresponsible and dangerous for yourself and for the lives of innocent people who just happen to be around you. Your irresponsible driving will cost someone years of heartache. Many people come out to the Hamptons and think they can do WHATEVER THEY WANT…..NO ONE WANTS TO PURPOSELY STEAL YOUR FUN…BUT YOU NEED TO ACT RESPONSIBLE and remember “Hire a Sober Driver Tonight, not a Good Criminal Defense Attorney Tomorrow,” Have fun but Stay safe, and think about someone other than yourself. When you choose to make the bad decision of Driving under the Influence you have potentially ruined the lives of everyone around you. Make good choices! If you are the victim of another driver’s negligence, you might want to think about seeking help from a car accident attorney.
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