DUI / DWI Attorneys in New York State & NYC
Everyone knows that a DWI violation is a serious problem. Someone can easily lose their drivers license, face fines and receive jail time. A DWI charge will usually raise your car insurance price through the roof. So what is one that receives a DWI violation to do? We will answer this question below.
What is a DWI and a DWAI? New York State considers a DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) when ones blood alcohol content (BAC) is at or above 0.08%. How much does one have to drink to reach 0.08% BAC? Generally speaking one ounce of alcohol will raise the BAC by 0.02%, meaning about four regular drinks or beers are enough for a person to be over the limit. If you have a lower BAC, between 0.05% and 0.07%, the law considers this a DWAI (Driving While Ability Impaired). Although the DWAI is a less serious violation, it does carry some severe penalties.
Can someone legally refuse a breathalyzer test? Yes, but it's not a smart idea as one will cause your license to indefinitely be revoked even if you are not intoxicated. Even one who is a repeat offender or is extremely intoxicated should take the test.
Where does an offender go for help? Many people get DWI’s, not just criminals. But even if there was no accident or injury, a DWI is still considered a criminal case. This puts your liberty, reputation, finances and employment at risk. An good attorney can help you to a winning verdict, minimize penalties and avoid jail time.
DWI law is extremely complex as well as the procedures of the criminal charges. Only a qualified attorney at law can handle the in's and out's of such a case. An attorney can work with you to find weaknesses in the prosecutors case and in a best case senario get you a dismissal or acquittal. Managing partner Isaac Abraham represents DUI & DWI clients all over New York State and New York City. He can frequently be found in popular traffic courts like the ones in Pelham & Avoca. Many of his clients come from all over Rockland & Westchester counties including area like White Plains, New Rochelle, Rye, Yonkers, New City, Spring Valley and more. We also of course handle all violations in the Dutchess, Putnam & Orange county courts.