Brooklyn DWI / DUI Lawyer
A Brooklyn DUI Lawyer can tell you that being stopped for a DWI in New York can be an unsettling experience to say the least. You likely have many questions and are worried about what kind of penalties you will be facing. A DWI in New York is defined as operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol level of .08% or higher. It is important to speak with an experienced Brooklyn DWI Lawyer from our team who can advise you of your legal options and ensure that your rights are protected.
The most commonly seen DWI related charges:
DWI: You can be charged with a DWI if you operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of .08% or higher.
Aggravated DWI: If you operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol level over .18% you can be charged with an Aggravated DWI charge.
DWAI: If you operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol level between .05% to .07%, you can be charged with driving while ability impaired (DWAI).
DWAI/Drugs: You can also receive a DWAI charge if you are found to be impaired by another substance other than alcohol.
Being convicted of a DWI charge is a serious matter, and can bring substantial penalties:
A DWI charge is a misdemeanor offense. It is punishable by fines, a maximum of one year in jail, as well as a 6-month suspension of your driver’s license. A second DWI charge within the last 10 years can bring a Class E Felony DWI charge. A felony DWI charge will bring you enhanced penalties as well as a mark on your criminal record.
DWAI: Driving while ability impaired is a traffic infraction, and as such, it is not reflected on your permanent record. A first offense is punishable by a maximum of 15 days in jail, and/or fines and a license suspension of up to 90 days. A second offense that is committed within 5 years is punishable by a maximum of 30 days in jail, and/or fines and a 6-month license revocation.
Being charged with a DWI or DUI can be a confusing experience. It is important to give yourself every chance for a positive outcome and speak with an experienced New York Criminal Attorney from Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC. We will create an aggressive defense strategy and ensure that your rights are protected. When you come in, we will provide you with valuable legal advice and a free consultation. We have offices throughout New York to serve you including offices in Suffolk County and Nassau County on Long Island, and Westchester County. In New York City, we have locations in Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, the Bronx and Brooklyn. Call us today to schedule an appointment at 800.696.9529.