Monday, December 14, 2009

New DWI Laws Take Effect Friday

From Gannett News:
Tougher laws on drunk drivers who have a child in the car are set to take effect Friday.

The new law, known as Leandra's Law, makes it a felony to drive with a blood-alcohol level greater than .08 and a passenger in the car under the age of 16. A first offense will carry a potential prison sentence of up to four years; up to 15 years if a child passenger is seriously injured; and up to 25 years if a child is killed....

The law also requires drivers charged with drunk driving with a child in the car to surrender their licenses pending prosecution. And if convicted, an ignition-interlock system must be installed in the car for at least six months. The system requires a clean Breathalyzer test to start the car. On Aug. 15, the law will expand to require the system for any driver convicted of misdemeanor or felony DWI.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Search for Unclaimed Cash

Many New Yorkers have unclaimed property. This property could include utility deposits, forgotten bank accounts and insurance benefits.

Click here for a useful site to find unclaimed property that belongs to you. Just click on your state and enter your name. You’ll get a list of unclaimed property that might be yours. You’ll also find information on claiming it.