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New York DWI & New York DUI Information

Alcohol and Driving

Although the penalties for DWI in New York are harsh, you are lucky if getting arrested is the only thing that happens as a result of driving drunk. Drinking and driving is illegal for one important reason: it’s dangerous and it can kill. Among other things, drinking affects your coordination, reflexes, ability to sense danger, and vision. Read more...

 

Drugs and Driving

In New York, it is just as illegal to drive under the influence of drugs as it is to drive under the influence of alcohol. It doesn’t matter if the drugs were legally prescribed to you or not-if they affect your ability to drive, you can be charged for using them and then driving. In New York, driving under the influence of drugs is charged as DWAI-drugs (driving while ability impaired by drugs). Read more...
  


DUI/DWI Basics

Everyone knows that drunk driving is both illegal and dangerous. However, many people don’t think twice about running out to a bar or a party, having a few drinks, and then getting behind the wheel of a car. Is that safe? No matter how sober you feel, probably not! First of all, even a few drinks can definitely impair your driving ability. Read more...

 

DWI Attorney Directory

Need the services of a DWI Attorney? Find one in your area. Read more...

 

DWI Attorneys

“They say a man who represents himself has a fool for a client. Well, with God as my witness, I am that fool!” Gomez Addams, The Addams Family Don’t make the same mistake as Gomez. If you’ve been arrested for DWI, DWIA or any other charge relating to impaired driving, you need an attorney immediately! As you can see, the consequences for a DWI conviction are severe. Whether you are innocent of the charges against you or you are guilty, you are much more likely to get convicted if you try to navigate through an unfriendly and unfamiliar court system alone. Read more...

 

DWI Costs

The exact cost of an alcohol/driving related charge will depend on many different factors, including what you get convicted of and how many prior offenses you have on your record. Read more...

 

DWI Laws

In New York, there are several different offenses that you could be charged with if you drink and drive, depending on the circumstances and the amount of alcohol in your blood (BAC). Read more...

 

DWI Penalties

In New York, the penalty for a DWI depends on how many prior offenses you have had and what you were charged with. Read more...

 

Implied Consent

What if you say “no” to when the police ask you to take a chemical test? While it’s perfectly understandable not to want to provide the police with evidence against you, refusing to take a chemical test is also against the law. In order to get your license, you have to give consent to take a breath, blood or urine test at any time if a police officer suspects you of DWI. Read more...

 

Sobriety Tests

How do the police know how much alcohol you have in your bloodstream? There are several different types of tests that can be used to determine if you are likely to be intoxicated and/or the amount of alcohol in your bloodstream. Immediately after you are pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, the officer will administer field sobriety tests to help determine whether or not you are intoxicated. Read more...

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