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Category: DWI

How Might a DWI Defense Attorney Challenge Field Sobriety Test Results?

If you’re facing DWI charges, it’s natural to fret about the outcome of your case—and the repercussions it could have on various aspects of your life. Fortunately, a conviction isn’t necessarily imminent. With the right defense strategy, it may be possible to secure lesser charges with reduced penalties—or to get the case dropped altogether. DWI […]

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DWI and the Fourth of July

As we celebrate our Independence, we attend parties and picnics which have plenty of food and, of course, plenty of alcohol. Historically the 4th of July is one of the deadliest holidays of the year for DWI crashes. Law enforcement is well aware of this statistic and increases their patrols and intensifies their scrutiny for […]

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Is Drinking & Driving a Felony in New York?

Driving while intoxicated is a serious offense in the state of New York. That doesn’t mean, however, that it always results in felony charges. In fact, most drunk driving-related offenses are considered traffic infections or misdemeanors, unless aggravating factors apply. Let’s take a look at the different offenses and the kinds of scenarios that could […]

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What Are the Penalties for DWI in New York?

In the state of New York, a conviction for DWI or DWAI has both direct and indirect costs, which might include fines, license reinstatement fees, lost wages, and higher car insurance premiums. When you consider that even a first-time offender could face jail time, though, the associated expenses might be the least of your worries. […]

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New York DWI charges demand an aggressive legal defense

Getting charged for driving while intoxicated (DWI) can have life-altering consequences. Many social events, from sports games to office parties, serve alcohol. It’s possible to get behind the wheel of a car feeling confident in your ability to safely drive only to be pulled over or caught up in a roadblock. Occasionally, people have false […]

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DWI consequences involve more than just fines or jail

In order to reduce the risks associated with intoxicated drivers, New York has implemented severe penalties for those charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) offenses. Repeat offenders, especially, face harsh consequences, even if no one was hurt as a result of the alleged drunk driving. The higher your blood alcohol content (BAC), the stiffer the […]

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What you need to know about Buffalo-area sobriety checkpoints

Police in most states, including New York, use sobriety checkpoints to discourage drunk driving. Police at checkpoints randomly stop drivers and look for signs of impaired driving. The checkpoints typically are used around holidays on routes that have a higher-than-normal rate of DWI arrests or DWI-related crashes. Many people question the constitutionality of sobriety checkpoints, […]

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Study: Hiring a DWI lawyer pays for itself in lower insurance

A New York DWI can be costly. Besides the potential jail time and driver’s license suspension, a conviction means a substantial fine, even for a first offense. Next, tack on the mandatory surcharge and crime victims’ assistance fee. You could also be required to install and maintain an ignition interlock device — at your own […]

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