Blood Alcohol Content

Blood Alcohol Content
Download Our Free DWI eBook As a knowledgeable Buffalo DWI Attorney, I am frequently asked about the meaning of the acronym, B.A.C., which simply stands for blood alcohol content. B.A.C. indicates the amount of alcohol currently in your blood. The level is usually tested via breathalyzer, but can also be measured by a blood test. Like us [...]

Distracted Driving in Buffalo

Distracted Driving in Buffalo
If you have been ticketed for distracted driving in Buffalo, this could cause a lot of issues with your license. Watch this video, and then contact our dedicated attorneys. Distracted driving is defined by anything that takes your attention away from the road. It could be talking, texting, using your phone, eating, drinking, or operating [...]

Buffalo DWI Attorney Defending Against Commercial Driver DWI Charges

Buffalo DWI Attorney Defending Against Commercial Driver DWI Charges
Download Our Free DWI eBook Because of their profession, a commercial driver’s license is subject to much more severe penalties than those of a regular driver’s license. The holder of a CDL could have the CDL suspended for one year, be imprisoned for up to one year, and pay a fine of as much as [...]

Parking Lots Are a Common Spot for Distracted Driving

Parking Lots Are a Common Spot for Distracted Driving

In New York State, it is illegal to text while driving on the road. But what about parking lots? Because there are likely no cops patrolling the area, parking lots are a common spot for distracted driving. You’ve probably seen it within the last few days: someone coming out of a grocery store on the […]

Distracted Driver Sentenced For Death of his Mother

Distracted Driver Sentenced For Death of his Mother

Manslaughter charges have been dropped against an East Otto, New York driver who caused a fatal crash that killed his mother. He was sentenced Monday in Cattaraugus County Court to five years’ probation for attempted first-degree reckless endangerment, a class E felony. He had faced several counts of manslaughter for the Jan. 26, 2017 accident […]

The Dangers of Distracted Driving in Parking Lots

The Dangers of Distracted Driving in Parking Lots Buffalo Injury Lawyers

Vehicle crashes in parking lots and garages cause more than 500 deaths and 60,000 injuries annually. Auto insurance claims increase on Black Friday and are above normal throughout the holiday shopping season. In a National Safety Council public opinion poll, 66% of drivers said they would make phone calls while driving through parking lots and: Program […]

Fines & Points for New York Cell Phone Tickets

Fines & Points for New York Cell Phone Tickets

New York State Vehicle & Traffic Law prohibits drivers from using portable electronic devices. “Portable electronic device” means any hand-held mobile telephone, personal digital assistant (PDA), handheld device with mobile data access, laptop computer, pager, broadband personal communication device, two-way messaging device, electronic game, or portable computing device. “Using”  means holding a portable electronic device […]

Welcome to the Distracted Driving Blog

Welcome to the Distracted Driving Blog

Welcome to the Distracted Driving Blog. As a Vehicle & Traffic Prosecutor for over thirty-three years, I have successfully prosecuted over 30,000 dangerous drivers. My law firm, Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC, has represented auto accident victims for over sixty-three years. Cell phones have become more and more an integral part of our daily lives. While tickets from […]