For most residents in New York, the only serious criminal charge he or she is likely to face is a DWI. While a drunk driving charge may not seem as severe as other crimes, this criminal traffic offense could result in serious consequences. Thus, it is important that motorists facing a DWI take the matter seriously. This usually means taking the time to understand the situation and what defense options are available.
Although a drunk driving charge stems from allegations of driving under the influence of alcohol, the situation surrounding the charge is very unique for each motorist. In other words, an individual could face this criminal charge if a police officer observed a motorist driving or arrived at the scene of an automobile collision.
Depending on the facts surrounding the charge, a motorist could face additional charges. This could mean even harsher penalties. Therefore, it is essential to fully understand the details of the stop, arrest and criminal charges faced. At James M. Wagman Attorney at law, out legal team has years of experience helping motorists fight a wide variety of drunk driving charges.
Our law firm is knowledgeable with the process for suppressing evidence. We will work diligently to determine whether evidence was obtained legally. We have the skills and resources needed to assess the evidence collected during a field sobriety test so as to determine whether a legal arrest was made. If an error was made, we can use this to help our clients reduce or even dismiss the charges against them.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s drunk driving webpage. Whether it is your first, second or third DWI charge, it is important to take these charges seriously in order to avoid the penalties that could ensue.