DUI / DWI
A DWI In New York
In the State of New York a person will be arrested for DWI (Driving
While Intoxicated) if the person is operating a motor vehicle while
in an intoxicated condition or while that person’s blood alcohol
content is above .08%. An arrest for this is a crime.
A person will be arrested for DWAI (Driving While Ability Impaired
by Alcohol) is the person’s ability to drive a motor vehicle
is impaired by alcohol. A blood alcohol content of .06% or .07%
will typically result in an arrest for DWAI.
Increased pressure from groups like MADD, Dedicated, and the District
Attorney’s Offices of Nassau and Suffolk Counties have resulted
in more strict handling of DWI cases and more stringent guidelines
regarding pleas and sentences. Only with an attorney who is experienced
in handling DWI cases, can the case be successfully defended .
Hiring An Experienced Attorney
New York's DWI laws can be complex and continue to evolve, and
defending a DWI case is very different from any other criminal case.
Many DWI cases can be defended successfully. Therefore, it is necessary
to hire an attorney who is experienced in DWI defense.
DWI cases involve police officers, field sobriety tests and breath
testing Instruments. In order to successfully defend a DWI case,
an attorney must know exactly how the field tests should be administered
and how the breath testing instruments operate in order to effectively
evaluate the results of those tests.
You need a lawyer who will explore factual and legal defenses,
suppress evidence, and above all else, get results. Price is also
a consideration. A good defense will cost money. Like anything else
in life you get what you pay for. Remember, DWI convictions can
result in losing your driver’s license, fines, jail, probation,
forfeiture of your vehicle, alcohol treatment programs, DMV fees
and increased automobile insurance rates.
Our team of attorneys will evaluate your case for strengths and
weaknesses and advise you of your options. We will never tell you
what to do, since the decision is always yours to make, however
we will explain every aspect of your legal defense so that you will
have all the information necessary to determine how to proceed with
your case. If a plea is in your best interest we will advise you
accordingly, but if the case is heading toward trial, our team of
attorneys have the experience and will be the most prepared for
battle in the courtroom.
Related Information On DWI In New York
If you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance, call DerGarabedian, Dillon, Nathan, Marino & Rodriguez at (516) 766-1619 or schedule a consultation
and review. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree
to handle your case, we may work on a contingency fee basis, which means we
get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In
many cases, a lawsuit or other claim must be filed before an applicable expiration
date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that
you do not waive your right to possible compensation.