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If you have been charged with criminal drinking and driving in New York, a skilled New York DUI lawyer can help you minimize the impact that a DUI/DWI charge has on your life.
New York is known for the having the toughest criminal DUI laws in the country. In addition to penalizing drivers with a Blood Alcohol Content above .08%, New York also penalizes drivers with a Blood Alcohol Content above .05%. The offense of driving with a BAC of .08% or above is known as a DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) in New York and driving with a BAC between .05% and .07% is a DWAI (Driving While Ability Impaired). New York also classifies the offense of driving with a BAC of .17% or above as an Aggravated DWI.
An arrest for a drunk driving in New York carries serious consequences that which you should consult a criminal defense DUI lawyer. Individuals charged with a DUI/DWI or a DWAI face time in jail, suspension or revocation of their driver’s license, expensive fines, required alcohol screening and required education courses. Additionally, as a result of recent changes, New York Law now mandates vehicle interlock devices for drivers convicted of certain alcohol or drug offenses. Even if your BAC was .05%, you will still be subject to many of same consequences, including jail time, license suspension and expensive fines. A DUI/DWI could also affect your current employment, your future career options and raise your insurance rates.
However, being charged with a DUI/DWI or DWAI does not necessarily mean that you will be convicted and lose your license. The state has the burden of proving the criminal charges against you and you are entitled to challenge the strength of the state’s case and to contest suspension of your driver’s license. Hiring a skilled New York DUI attorney will better enable to defend your rights against a criminal DUI/DWI charge and to minimize the impact that the DUI charge has on your life.
Proactive DUI/DWI Criminal Defense
If you have been charged with a DUI/DWI or DWAI, it is important to contact an attorney early on. Certain defenses must be raised promptly or you may lose your right to assert those defenses. The sooner you contact a New York DUI/DWI attorney, the sooner your criminal defense attorney can begin working to preserving your rights. Under New York’s “prompt suspension” law, your driver’s license will likely be suspended at your arraignment. A skilled New York City DUI attorney can assist you in challenging the suspension from the New York DMV, assist you in obtaining conditional driving privileges and can assist you in obtaining “hardship” privileges until you are eligible for conditional privileges.
In addition to working to maintain your ability to drive, our experienced New York DUI lawyers will aggressively defend you against a DUI/DWI conviction. Our New York criminal attorneys will thoroughly evaluate the facts of your criminal DUI case and raise all applicable defenses.
Highly-experienced New York DUI Attorney
Many people ask our lawyers, “What chance do I have of beating a DUI/DWI in New York?
Every DUI/DWI case is unique and the strength of your case will depend on your particular facts. However, your chances of successfully challenging a DUI/DWI are much greater if you hire an experienced New York DUI Lawyer.
Certain defenses or circumstances may entitle you to a suppression of evidence, dismissal of the charges or reduced charge or penalty. The police may not have had probable cause to stop your car or to require a BAC test. There may have been an error with the BAC testing procedure or you may have credible witnesses who can say you were not intoxicated. Speaking with an experienced New York DUI attorney is vital to understanding your options when faced with a DUI/DWI charge.
If you have been charged with an Aggravated DWI or have prior DUI/DWI convictions on your record, it is especially important that you seek experienced DUI legal advice from a qualified New York criminal lawyer.
DUI charges are not to be taken lightly and you need to a criminal lawyer who is competent in handling DUI/DWI charges. Our lawyers are highly experienced in representing New York drivers charged with drunk driving and have successfully had charges dismissed in prior cases.* Our New York DUI attorneys will provide you with proactive representation from the outset in fighting your cause.
Get in touch with one of our New York DUI attorneys to arrange a consultation at 646-871-1609.
*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome
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