As the school season revs up at universities and colleges all across the nation, another seasonal event will soon follow: pledge week.
Many people think a fake ID is pretty harmless. After all, a lot of today's college students probably grew up hearing stories about their parents using fake IDs to sneak into bars back when they were in school.
Leandra's Law was signed nearly nine years ago, which strengthened penalties for drinking and driving in New York. The law, sometimes known as the Child Passenger Protection Act, was proposed after Leandra Rosado, an 11-year-old girl, was killed on the Henry Hudson Parkway while she rode in a vehicle with a friend's mother, who was intoxicated behind the wheel.
If you face charges of driving while intoxicated (DWI) in New York, the consequences can be severe.
Ethan Couch, the teenager whose name became synonymous with the excesses of privilege and wealth, has recently been released from prison after almost two years in custody.