Among all the states in the U.S., New York ranks as one of the toughest in the prosecution of DWI cases. Though the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit across the country is 0.08%, New York also recognizes a second category of driving impairment known as driving while ability impaired (DWAI). This means the driver has a BAC between 0.05% and 0.07%. Furthermore, in New York driving with a BAC of 0.17% or over is considered Aggravated DWI and is a very serious offense.
One of the most important aspects to your DWI defense is contacting a New York criminal defense attorney after you have been arrested. In fact, some DWI penalties, such as having your driving privileges suspended at your arraignment under the state’s “prompt suspension” law, can best be avoided by promptly contacting an attorney soon after your arrest.
If you work with the right criminal defense team, it is possible to be found not guilty in New York after having been arrested and charged with DWI. At Goldberger & Dubin, P.C. we are dedicated New York criminal defense attorneys. We understand that a DWI charge can be genuinely terrifying, and that a conviction would be life-altering for many of our clients. With over 75 years of collective experience, you can trust that we will capably defend your rights.
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