Felony DWI

James M Wagman

Defense of Repeat and Felony DWI Charges in New York

Felony charges related to DWI are more common than they used to be. Even a second DWI conviction in a ten-year period can expose you to the risk of a felony charge, while a third DWI in ten years will nearly always be charged as a felony. At the office of James M. Wagman, Attorney at Law, my job is to make sure that your rights are respected and your interests are protected at each stage of a felony DWI prosecution.

To learn how my experience and familiarity with DWI charging practices and drunk driving defense can help you avoid the worst consequences of a felony drunk driving charge, contact my office in Catskill for a free consultation.

Call 866-901-8742 to Discuss Your Case With a Skilled Lawyer

My practice has focused on criminal defense, DWI defense and traffic violations all over the state for more than 25 years. If your felony case is based on prior DWI convictions, the first step is to see whether legal defects in the older case can keep it from increasing your current exposure to punishment.

Whether or not I can attack a prior conviction or guilty plea, I'll also examine the facts of the present case to see if we can challenge the circumstances of your arrest or your toxicology report. Even if there's no practical defense on the facts of the case, there's a lot that an experienced lawyer can do to work toward a much lighter sentence than called for under the statutes.

Felony DWI charges can also be based on serious alcohol-related accidents as well as a record of multiple DWI offenses. If you're charged with vehicular assault or vehicular homicide, my criminal trial experience can help you present your strongest possible defense.

For more information about my ability to protect your interests on repeat or felony DWI charges, contact James M. Wagman, Attorney at Law, in Catskill, New York.