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Initiating a defense following a drunk driving charge

Whether you are celebrating in a big city or not, New York residents are likely preparing to celebrate the various holidays this season. It may be at home, at work, at a family member's house or at a local establishment; no matter where one celebrates, it is likely that alcohol consumption will be involved. While this is a common practice during the holidays, it is a dangerous practice for those driving. If a police officer suspects that a driver is over the legal limit for alcohol consumption, this could mean a drunk driving charge.

A DWI is a serious traffic offense that has the tendency to carry severe penalties if a driver is convicted on the charge. This could mean hefty fines, driver's license suspension and even jail time. Therefore, those charged with a drunk driving charge should understand that there are defense options available.

At James M Wagman, Attorney at Law, our legal team is dedicated to serving the interests and protecting the rights of New York residents accused of drunk driving. A suspected drunk driver is likely nervous and emotional about the process, but our legal team will ensure that our clients are well informed of their rights and what options will best serve their future interests.

A field sobriety test is frequently used by police officers to establish whether or not a driving is intoxicated. While these tests can be very reliable, they can also be carried out improperly. This could yield false results or even generate a cause to dismiss this evidence. Dismissing this evidence could help a driver reduce or even eliminate the charges against them.

To learn more, check out our law firm's website. No matter the charge or the severity of a traffic offense, drivers should take every ticket seriously. Errors could be made and drivers have the rights to seek justice.

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