Underage DWI

James M Wagman

Expanding Your Options in Underage DWI Cases

With teenage drunk driving regarded as a serious public safety problem in many New York State communities, the combination of local zero tolerance policies and harsh state laws means that underage DWI charges are a serious risk for anyone under 21 who has been driving after drinking anything at all.

If you need the advice of an experienced defense lawyer who can go to work toward protecting your interests after an underage DWI arrest, contact me, Jim Wagman. Call the office of James M. Wagman, Attorney at Law, in Catskill.

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With over 30 years of experience traffic violation charges all over the state, I can help juveniles and drivers between the ages of 18 and 21 on underage DWI charges. The prosecution needs only to prove a blood alcohol concentration of .02 percent to support a DWI conviction against an underage driver.

The first line of defense is to examine the circumstances of the arrest. If there was no good reason to pull you over or to suspect you of drunk driving, we might be able to get the charges dismissed. If your blood alcohol test shows a concentration not much greater than .02 percent, we can explore the possibility of an attack on the toxicology evidence.

In many cases, your best bet will be to work toward the lightest possible punishment and protecting your driving record. My experience in the different city, town and village courts up and down the valley can give you a good idea of what to expect, and what your best options might be for keeping your license intact.

For more information about my ability to protect your interests in the aftermath of an underage DWI arrest, contact the office of James M. Wagman, Attorney at Law, for a free consultation in Catskill.