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What to Do After a DWI: Do You Need a Lawyer?

Are you or someone you know facing a DWI charge? If so, you’re likely wondering what to do next. Should you hire a lawyer or go without? The next decision you make could be crucial in determining the outcome of your case. Did you know that New York has some of the steepest penalties when…


10 Helpful Tips On “How to Beat a DWI?”

If you were pulled over for driving under the influence, would you know what to do? No one likes getting pulled over. It can be anxiety inducing and even downright scary. The moment it happens, any logical thinking is likely to go right out the window along with your license and registration. Just remember–if you…


Multiple DWI Convictions In New York?

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is a misdemeanor criminal charge in New York. A conviction of this charge can lead to severe legal consequences, including paying hefty fines and jail time. If you have been convicted of multiple DWIs or DWAIs (Driving While Ability Impaired), what are your options? And what are the possible penalties you…


When Is a DWI Charge a Felony?

Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a serious charge that can result in severe penalties upon conviction.  New York drivers face the nation’s toughest DWI laws that carry steep fines, driver’s license suspension or revocation, or even jail time, among other penalties. Drivers convicted of certain alcohol-related offenses may also be subject to felony charges. Below…


Breathalyzers And The Mouth Alcohol Defense

When a driver is suspected of committing a DWI offense, he or she may be given a breath test on a device known as the Breathalyzer to determine their blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Many law enforcement officials make use of the Breathalyzer machine in DWI cases because it is able to give a direct digital…


DWI vs. DUI In New York State

A DWI means that the driver is legally intoxicated, or drunk, with a BAC of at least 0.08 percent. A DWAI means that the driver’s BAC is between 0.05 and 0.07 percent, or there is other evidence that the driver is impaired. Both a DWI and DWAI are criminal charges, and can result in fines,…


Permanent Effects Of A New York State DWI Conviction

Every American driver has to undergo some form of driver’s education or a driving test before receiving a driver’s license. Often that education includes some information about DWI and DUI charges and the potential criminal punishments for breaking drunk driving laws. Even though “drunk driving” has become a commonly used term, not many drivers actually…


How To Know If You Need A DWI Lawyer

You have just been pulled over by police, and the officer asks you to step out of the car.  He thinks you may be intoxicated, so you are asked to submit to a breathalyzer test. Even though you have only had a few drinks, the breath test results show your blood alcohol content level is…


How Accurate Are Breathalyzers?

For years, chemical breath tests have been a widely used by law enforcement to test drivers’ blood alcohol content (BAC) levels. Whenever a police officer pulls over a driver on suspicion of drunk or impaired driving, the breath test is typically one of the first tests used to check BAC. Although “Breathalyzer” is technically the…


A Guide To Leandra’s Law and Suspended Licenses

What is Leandra’s Law? Leandra’s law made a first-time offense of driving while intoxicated with a person under the age of 16 in the car an automatic felony. This law also set the current BAC to its current number of .08.  This law was signed into effect by Gov. David Patterson in 2009. What is…


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