While a DWI is a serious criminal offense that many drivers in New York might be accused of in his or her lifetime, it also could carry serious consequences. Our law firm understands that being convicted for drunk driving could have serious negative effects. Not only are driving privileges impacted, but depending on the details and severity of the offense, a driver’s personal and professional life could be impacted by a DWI conviction as well. Because of this, it is important that drivers understand their legal defense options.
Because not all drunk driving cases are the same, our attorneys are very knowledgeable about the variations of DWI offenses. A DWI can come in various forms. It could be considered an aggravated offense if certain factors, such as high blood alcohol content, exist. If authorities believe that drugs were involved in the offense, the driver could be accused of a DWAI drugs. A felony DWI charge could occur if a driver is accused of a felony such as vehicular homicide. Lastly, a driver could face an underage DWI if they are under the age of 21 with a blood alcohol content of 0.02 percent or higher.
Whether it is a driver’s first, second or third DWI charge, it is important that a driver is aware of their defense options. Even with multiple convictions on their driving record, the accused driver is afforded the right to defend the drunk driving charges against them. Our attorneys have experience devising defense strategies for past clients, helping them to reduce or dismiss some or all of the charges against them.
Although a DWI charge could appear to be a simple criminal traffic charge, especially if it is a driver’s first offense, it is important that drivers understand the potential penalties they could face if they are convicted of drunk driving. To learn more about your defense options check out our law firm’s DWI charges website. This can provide drivers with background information regarding their situation as well as options regarding their defense.