Drunk Driving / DWI-DUI

Prosecuting drunk driving cases has become a priority for every District Attorney's office.  Even as recently as a few years ago, a person arrested for drunk driving for the first time could reasonably expect their case to be resolved with a very favorable plea deal that allowed them to get back on the road and get their life back to normal - that is no longer the case.

 

A person charged with drunk driving now faces the pre-trial suspension of his license - even before being found guilty.  Because driving is a privilege, and not a right, your license can be revoked for simply refusing to take a chemical test of your breath or blood, upon the request of a police officer who has reasonable cause to believe you have operated your vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

 

Jail time may actually be a real possiblity for a first-time offender in the presence of aggravating factors such as:

 

  * A collision with another vehicle.

  * A Leandra's Law charge - driving drunk with a minor in the car.

  * Excessive speed,

 

Now in NY, a person convicted of a misdemeanor charge of DWI  must install an Ignition Interlock Device in every vehicle registered at his residence - at his expense.

 

There are ways of defending against these charges, call for a consultation.

 

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