Following a traffic stop or an accident, drivers in New York could criminal charges if an officer suspects that the driver is under the influence of alcohol. If a blood alcohol test is administered or a sobriety test raises this suspicion, a police officer could arrest the driver and charge him or her with a DWI. Some drivers might feel like they have very little options, when it comes to fighting a DWI because police officers collected evidence at the scene. However, drivers should not let this deter them.
At the law office of James M. Wagman, Attorney at Law, our legal team has over 30 years of experience helping individuals facing various types of drunk driving charges. When an individual is charged with a DWI, it is important to consider the circumstances surrounding the charge. Doing so, assists the defendant in weighing his or her options when devising a criminal defense plan.
It is important to consider the short and long-term effects that a DWI charge could have on an individual. This not only means factoring the penalties associated with a conviction, but what it would mean to face a future conviction.
Most importantly, defendants need to understand what it means to have a conviction of a DWI on their record. While it is not ideal to have any type of conviction on a record, some defendants might seek defense options that would reduce the charges.
Our law firm has experience dealing with charges, such as aggravated DWI, DWAI drugs, felony DWI and underage DWI. No matter what type of charge or charges an individual is facing, our knowledgeable legal team ensures our clients are aware of the process and defense options available to them. It is always important to ensure that the criminal process was carried out properly, and if police officers failed to take an important step, this could help a defendant with their defense.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s DWI overview. This website provides general information, helping defendants make informed decisions regarding their defense options to reduce or dismiss the charges against them.