DWI of Cop Killer May Go Back for Life
A report stated that a convicted NYPD cop killer has to go back to prison to finish his remaining 25 to life sentence for violating his parole. Albert Victory, 68, was convicted in 1968 for the murder of NYPD officer, John Varecha, outside a disco located in Manhattan. A judge took mercy on Victory; and he was lucky to have been released from prison in 1999, even after previously breaking out of prison. Victory was put on parole since his release and was ordered to stay away from bars and alcohol and to follow strict curfew hours remaining in his Brooklyn apartment between the hours of 9 p.m. and 7 a.m.
Victory was observed going down the wrong direction on a one-way street in Brighton Beach at about 5 a.m. Upon approaching Victory, officers came across an overwhelming stench of alcohol. Victory was taken into custody after he declined to take a field sobriety test. If convicted of drunk driving in New York, he could face a year in jail.
The Division of Parole is charging Victory with violating his parole. If convicted of this charge, he could be sent back to prison to complete his original 25-year to a life prison sentence.
Driving while intoxicated tied with violating parole are serious offenses that may be seen as violent crimes in New York if anyone is seriously injured or killed by the drunk driver. These charges carry long prison terms and large fines in the states of New York and Georgia. If you or a loved one has been charged with a DWI in New York and or violating parole in New York you need skilled Georgia and New York criminal defense lawyers. Their experience and familiarity with the laws and courts are unmatched and they will do everything possible to help you.