Riccola Voigt is currently a Pro Tem Judge in Grant County Justice Court, in Canyon City, Oregon. Riccola was previously a criminal defense attorney, representing clients in criminal, probation violation, contempt, civil commitment, dependency, and juvenile delinquency proceedings. She has a sociology degree from the University of Texas at Austin and earned her law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. In law school, Riccola served as the law review literary and senior editor and clerked for the U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division and for a U.S. District Court Judge. In 2010, she graduated as Valedictorian and her law review note, Recovery Planning, Science and Flexibility Under the Endangered Species Act was published.
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“Operating while intoxicated” (OWI) is a serious offense that carries long-term consequences. However, certain OWI offenders are eligible for the deferred adjudication program. This program gives offenders the opportunity to avoid an OWI conviction.
Driving while intoxicated by drugs is a crime in New York. A conviction can result in fines, jail time, and license suspension.
If the defendant has two prior DWI, Aggravated-DWI, Drug-DWAI, or Combination-DWAI convictions within the past ten years, a third Aggravated-DWI is a Class D felony.
In New York, penalties are generally less severe for Alcohol-DWAI convictions than for DWI, Drug-DWAI, and Combination-DWAI convictions.
An Alcohol-DWAI conviction in New York is a misdemeanor if the defendant has been convicted of two or more impaired driving offenses within the preceding ten years. A third conviction within ten years for DWI per se, DWI, Drug-DWAI, or Combination-DWAI is a class D felony.
A first conviction for Alcohol-DWAI is a traffic infraction and the penalties imposed are generally less severe than those for other impaired driving convictions.
A second conviction for DWI, Drug-DWAI, or Combination-DWAI in New York within ten years carries a sentence of one to four years in prison and/or a fine of $1,000 to $5,000.
In many states, DUI (driving under the influence) laws apply to bicycle riders and the penalties for a bicycle DUI are often the same as those for a motor vehicle DUI. Read about how DUI laws apply to bicycle riders and the consequences of riding a bicycle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Find out how Illinois defines "driving under the influence" and the penalties you'll face (fines, jail time, and license suspension) for a first, second, and third DUI conviction.
A person who drives while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and leaves the scene of an accident will likely be charged with two crimes: DUI (also called “driving while intoxicated” or “DWI”) and hit-and-run. This article provides an overview of the potential penalties associated with leaving the scene of a DUI-related accident.