When charged with a drunk driving offense, a person may face penalties including license suspension, fines and jail. There are different ways in which a person can be charged with drunk driving. It is important to hire an experienced criminal lawyer in New York.
Driving While Ability Impaired By Alcohol (DWAI): When a person drives while intoxicated and his/her blood alcohol content (BAC) ranges from 0.05 to 0.07, that person can be charged with “driving while ability impaired by alcohol (DWAI)”.
Driving While Intoxicated (DWI): A person can be charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) when his/her BAC is 0.08 or more. If there is no BAC tests, one can still be charged if the police alleges there is evidence to prove the diver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Aggravated DWI: One can be charged with aggravated DWI if his/her BAC is 0.18 or more, resulting in penalties.
Drivers with BAC 0.02 to 0.07: The Zero Tolerance Law in NY says a driver under the age of 21 with a BAC from 0.02 to 0.07 can be charged with a DWI and may face penalties.
Contact New York Criminal Lawyer
If you’re charged with DWI, or any alcohol-related offense, you do have rights. The Law Office of Reuven J. Epstein will work hard to represent your case. If you wish to hire a criminal lawyer, then call 845-459-0002 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We serve the areas of New York, New City, Rockland, Rockland County and Spring Valley. To know more visit http://reuvenjepsteinlaw.com/.