DWI (driving while intoxicated), known as DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs) in other states, is a potentially serious offense. There are many different ways that a conviction for DWI affects a driver of New York. The driver can face serious penalties, including imprisonment, fines and probation. There is also the fact that the accused could face the suspension or revocation of driver’s license, vehicle impoundment and the mandatory installation of a vehicle ignition interlock device. A conviction for driving while intoxicated may also affect the reputation, career and employment.

Considering all the negative consequences of a conviction for DWI is easy to see why you should hire an experienced lawyer to contest the charges and avoid a conviction.

Hearings rejection of the DMV

If you recently refused a police officer to perform the breath test, you may face with a civil penalty of $ 500 fine and one year license suspension. A criminal lawyer in New York can help prove the innocence at a hearing.

Driving with faculties impaired by alcohol

In the state of New York, it is considered that a driver is drunk if you have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or higher. However, if your blood alcohol concentration is below that figure, an officer can lift an offense for driving with diminished powers (DWAI) by alcohol.

Driving with faculties impaired by drug use

If a police officer suspects you driving a vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance, including prescription drugs, you can be charged with driving with diminished powers (DWAI) for drug use. A New York lawyer can help you defend your rights against false accusations.

Driving while intoxicated

If you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated, there are several ways to challenge DWI charges. Specialized legal advice can be helpful to investigate your case and prepare a defense.

Reading DWI charges

For DWI Arraignment is the name of the specific criminal justice process that applies to people arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI). If you are not familiar with this complex process, a New York attorney who specializes in DWI can help.

Felony DWI

May face serious charges of DUI if you had a previous conviction in the last 10 years; the sentence for this crime is up to 4 years in prison and heavy fines.

A DWI under 21

Your minor child was charged with driving while intoxicated in New York City? These allegations are very serious and can have lifelong consequences, including incarceration, probation, fines, etc.

We know well the specific factors related charges driving while intoxicated, including field sobriety tests, breath or blood tests, and issues that may arise concerning the legality of the initial test by police or the arrest. We can investigate your case from all angles to determine the best way to defend either challenging the validity of the breath test or the fact that the officer had no probable cause for the initial test. The development of a single strategy will allow us to obtain the best result.