November 21, 2013

Your New York DWI/DUI Attorney

The state of New York defines DWI/DUI as the charge of driving while your ability is impaired or you are intoxicated. The state of New York pursues DWI/DUI cases aggressively, so having an equally aggressive and experienced Manhattan criminal defense attorney on your side is important to protecting your rights.

New York statutes define a DWI/DUI when the blood alcohol content (BAC) of the driver is .08% and above. The penalties are steep and can include heavy fines, suspension of driver’s license, and even jail time. Underage drivers, people with multiple DUI convictions, and those with a BAC of .18% or higher can face even more serious charges. For example, a second offense within 10 years can result in a felony DWI charge, which usually includes a four-year prison sentence if convicted.

It is also important to know the law used in your arrest.

  1. Is this your first offense? Typically, a repeater offender receives harsher penalties.
  2. What was your BAC level? A rule of thumb is the higher your BAC, the higher the penalties.
  3. Were you accused of a DWI or DUI offense? In some states, including New York, a DUI is considered a lesser charge than DWI.

For expert advice and representation, call Strazzullo Law & Associates, PLLC. We immediately begin advocating on your behalf and collecting evidence for a strong defense strategy. Our goal is always to gain the best possible outcome for our clients. As experienced Brooklyn criminal defense lawyers our litigators fight for your rights every step of the way. Click here or call us today at (800) 476-9993 for the best representation available.