A DWI or DUI charge comes from a violation of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, or in some cases drugs. The criminal defense attorneys at Tully Rinckey PLLC are experienced in handling misdemeanor and felony DWI and DUI charges.
Our team of experienced criminal defense attorneys have years of experience defending the rights of clients who face charges of drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs. We regularly work with prosecutors, the courts, and the police to help clients reach the best possible resolution for their charges.
At Tully Rinckey, we understand that experience is very important in DWI and DUI defense. Our criminal defense team has the experience that you need to fight aggressively on your behalf. Our defense team includes:
Former DWI Prosecutors
Former District Attorneys
Former Federal Prosecutors for the United States Attorney’s Office
Our criminal defense attorneys have a multitude of experience on both sides of a criminal procedure and bring that knowledge and strategy to every case the firm takes on. Each client is given personal and individual attention to ensure that we are providing the best and most professional service possible.
The trial-tested attorneys at Tully Rinckey protect your legal rights and fight aggressively to defend you from DWI or DUI charges. Working tirelessly from discovery through appeal, we help you realize a fair outcome of your case. Let us defend you today.
Alcohol and Drug Violations and Penalties
The criminal defense attorneys at Tully Rinckey PLLC are experienced in dealing with DWI and DWAI cases.
In New York State, there are seven basic alcohol and/or drug-related violations with which a driver can be charged. The possible violations are as follows:
DWI: Driving While Intoxicated; .08 BAC or higher, or other evidence of intoxication.
Aggravated DWI: Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated; .18 BAC or higher.
DWAI/Alcohol: Driving While Ability Impaired (by alcohol); .05 BAC to .07 BAC, or other evidence of impairment.
DWAI/Drug: Driving While Ability Impaired by a drug other than alcohol
DWAI/Combination: Driving While Ability Impaired by the combined influence of drugs and alcohol
Chemical Test Refusal: Refusing to take a chemical test, normally a test of breath, blood or urine.
Zero Tolerance Law: A driver who is less than 21 years old and who drives with a .02 BAC to .07 BAC
Driving While Intoxicated is not a crime taken lightly in New York State. Penalties for such alcohol and drug-related violations can include:
Possible jail terms
Higher insurance premiums
Mandatory attendance at Victim Impact Panel
Mandatory enrollment in Drinking Driver Program
In addition to the penalties listed above, surcharges are added to violations. In most instances, these surcharges cannot be waived and will be due on top of the fine you are assessed for your violation.
Committing multiple alcohol and/or drug-related violations within a 10-year period can mean more severe penalties. Three or more convictions within the 10-year period can result in permanent revocation of your license. Should your license be permanently revoked, you will have the opportunity to request a waiver no sooner than 5 years from the revocation.
No matter the criminal matter you face, the respectful, knowledgeable and experienced attorneys at Tully Rinckey handle your legal representation with sensitivity and care. We protect your rights and fight to help you realize the legal outcomes you desire. Let us represent you today.
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