New York DUI/DWI Defense Lawyer
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Driving while intoxicated from alcohol and/or drugs is a serious offense in New York. Retain the services of an attorney knowledgeable about the legal complexities, scientific factors, and technical aspects of DUI law. At Martin A. Kron & Associates, P.C., we have the requisite experience and skill to investigate all angles of your arrest and build a defense strategy designed to give you the best possible chance for a favorable result.
DUI/DWI Charges in New York
The terms DUI and DWI are used interchangeably in New York and refer to the same offense. The official title of the offense, however, is driving while intoxicated (DWI). If your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) measures .08 percent or higher you can be charged with DWI. You can also be charged if a police officer observes visible signs of intoxication without the results of a breathalyzer test or if such a test measures under .08 percent.
Visible signs of intoxication—such as slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, or the perceptible smell of alcohol—constitute probable cause for an arrest. Driving with a BAC level of .02 to .07 percent can also lead to the charge of driving while ability-impaired, which has its own set of penalties. Driving with a BAC that measures or exceeds .18 percent is charged as aggravated DWI, which is the most serious of all DWI charges.
A first-offense conviction for DWI carries the following penalties, dependent on your BAC level:
- A fine ranging from $300 to $2,500
- Jail sentences ranging from 15 days up to a year
- Surcharges ranging from $260 to $400
- Loss of your license from 6 months up to a year
Second and subsequent convictions will lead to stiffer fines, lengthier incarceration, and longer license revocations. For example, a third offense can result in fines of up to $10,000 and seven years of incarceration. You will also face increased insurance premiums, a permanent criminal record, and the potential for the installation of an ignition interlock device on your vehicle.
Get the Help You Need from a New York DUI/DWI Defense Lawyer
Martin A. Kron & Associates, P.C. offers the sound legal advice and aggressive defense you will need as you face a DWI charge. You can rely on our honesty, integrity, and thorough commitment to excellence. Take advantage of our extensive experience and knowledge by contacting us as soon as possible following any DWI arrest.
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