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Defending 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, 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.

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