Defense Of Repeat And Felony DWI Charges
Felony charges related to DWI are more common than they used to be. A second DWI conviction in a 10-year period will be a felony charge. A third DWI in 10 years will nearly always be charged as a felony.
At the office of James M. Wagman, Attorney at Law, my job is to make sure that your rights are respected and your interests are protected at each stage of a felony DWI prosecution.
To learn how my experience and familiarity with DWI charging practices and drunk driving defense can help you avoid the worst consequences of a felony drunk driving charge, contact my office for a free consultation.
My Trial Experience Can Give You An Edge
My practice has focused on criminal defense, DWI defense and traffic violations in courts all over New York for more than 35 years. If your felony case is based on prior DWI convictions, the first step is to see whether legal defects in the older case can keep it from increasing your current exposure to punishment.
Whether or not I can attack a prior conviction or guilty plea, I’ll also examine the facts of the present case to see if we can challenge the circumstances of your arrest or your toxicology report. Even if there’s no practical defense on the facts of the case, there’s a lot that an experienced lawyer can do to work toward a much lighter sentence than called for under the statutes.
Felony DWI charges can also be based on serious alcohol-related accidents as well as a record of multiple DWI offenses. If you’re charged with vehicular assault or vehicular homicide, my criminal trial experience in local courts throughout the region can help you present your strongest possible defense.