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Is There a Particular Segment of the Population on Long Island Who Are Prone to DWI Charges?


Interviewer: Let’s talk about DWI. On the cases you see, is there a typical type of person that gets arrested for a DWI on Long Island?

Any Driver Is Subject to a DWI Charge; in Attorney Doscher’s Practice, He Does Defend More Men than Women Being Charged

Ben: No, there’s not one type of typical person who is prone to DWI charges. A DWI charge can occur for people of all races, creeds, and colors I would say.

Interviewer: You don’t have more clients that are men or women or older people or younger ones?

Ben: With this charge, we actually do defend more men than women and the men are usually younger.

On Long Island, the Majority of Arrests Occur after Drivers are Leaving a Bar or Restaurant

Interviewer: When people come to you, do they share a common back-story when they explain what happened to them or why they were arrested?

Ben: The most common explanation is that they had just left a bar or restaurant, and at the time they didn’t think they had had too much to drink. But they were pulled over pretty quickly afterwards, for whatever reason, possibly a traffic infraction and they were arrested.

Most DWI Arrests Begin as a Police Stop for a Traffic Infraction

Interviewer: What are you finding are the most common reasons people are being told by the police that they’re being pulled over?

Ben: Not initially for being drunk but for some other reason, such as an illegal lane change or for speeding or for some other type of traffic violation.

Do Long Island Police Know Where to Look for Suspected Drunk Drivers?

Interviewer: Do you think that the police are staking our bars or it’s just that people are relaxed and careless when they leave the bar?

Police Step up Their Efforts to Pull over Suspected Drunk Drivers on the Weekends and Holidays

Ben: I think the police are definitely out more on weekends or holiday nights, where people tend to be drinking, and I think they are looking for DWIs.