New York State DWI/DUILet Us Help You

If you’re facing charges related to Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in New York State, it’s crucial to have a knowledgeable legal advocate by your side. DWI cases can have significant implications on your driving privileges, financial standing, and even your personal freedom.

At Chris Johnson Attorney At Law PLLC, we understand the intricacies of New York’s DWI laws and have a proven track record of providing dedicated representation to clients navigating these challenging situations. Our experienced team will diligently analyze the circumstances of your case, explore potential defenses, and work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome. We are committed to safeguarding your rights and guiding you through the legal process with the utmost care and expertise. Your future matters to us, and we’re here to provide the guidance and support you need during this difficult time.

Common DWI/DUI Questions

What are the potential consequences of a DWI/DUI conviction in New York State?

DWI/DUI convictions can result in fines, license suspension, mandatory alcohol education programs, increased insurance rates, and even imprisonment, depending on factors like your BAC and prior convictions.

Can I lose my driver's license if I'm charged with a DWI/DUI?

Yes, a DWI/DUI charge can lead to a driver’s license suspension. The length of the suspension varies based on the offense and your driving history.

How can an attorney help me if I'm facing DWI/DUI charges?

A skilled attorney like Christopher can assess the evidence, challenge the legality of the stop or arrest, negotiate with prosecutors, and build a strong defense. Our goal is to minimize the impact of the charges and protect your rights.

Is it possible to have the charges reduced or dropped?

Depending on the circumstances, an attorney like Christopher may be able to negotiate for reduced charges or have the case dismissed. Their expertise is essential in navigating the legal process and advocating for your best interests.

What should I do if I've been arrested for DWI/DUI in New York?

Firstly, consult an attorney without delay. Secondly, avoid discussing the case with anyone except your attorney. Lastly, follow legal requirements such as attending court hearings and responding to DMV notifications.

DWI & DUI Offenses
  • Standard DWI/DUI: Operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) exceeding the legal limit of 0.08%. Penalties may include fines ranging from $500 to $1,000, a license suspension for up to six months, and possible imprisonment of up to one year.
  • Aggravated DWI/DUI: Driving with a BAC level significantly higher than the legal limit, often 0.18% or higher, resulting in enhanced penalties. Penalties may include fines ranging from $1,000 to $2,500, a license revocation for at least one year, and potential imprisonment of up to one year.
  • Felony DWI/DUI: Multiple DWI/DUI convictions within a certain time frame, usually 10 years, can elevate the offense to a felony charge. Penalties for felony DWI can include substantial fines, extended license revocation, and imprisonment ranging from one to seven years.
  • Underage DWI/DUI: Operating a vehicle with any amount of alcohol in the bloodstream if you’re under the legal drinking age of 21. Penalties may include a license suspension for at least one year, fines up to $125, and mandatory attendance at an alcohol education program.
  • DWI with Child Passenger: Operating a vehicle under the influence with a passenger who is 15 years of age or younger, leading to additional charges. Penalties can include fines, possible imprisonment, and an extended period of license suspension.

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DWI/DUI CasesImportant Tips

Just as each person is different, each case is different. If you have been charged with a driving while intoxicated and didn’t submit to a breathalyzer or blood test, talk to a seasoned attorney to learn about the possible weaknesses with your case.

More DWI Tips

Adhere to Legal Obligations:

Attend all court appearances and follow any orders from the court. This includes completing required alcohol education or treatment programs and complying with probation conditions.

Know Your Rights:

Understand your rights during the arrest and questioning process. You have the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. Use these rights to your advantage.

Document Everything:

Make notes about the arrest, including interactions with law enforcement, details about the traffic stop, and any observations that could be relevant to your case. This information can be valuable for your attorney’s assessment.

Follow Court Orders:

Attend all court hearings and follow any orders or requirements set by the court. Failure to do so can result in additional charges or penalties.

Attend Required Programs:

If you’re required to attend alcohol education or treatment programs, follow through promptly. This can demonstrate your commitment to addressing the issue.

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