New York’s process for prosecuting anyone charged with an alcohol related crime is intended to do one thing: penalize. Known as having the toughest criminal charges against drinking and driving in the country, New York’s laws are extremely stringent. Anyone with a Blood Alcohol Level of .08% or higher faces traditional DWI charges. People with a Blood Alcohol Level of .05% or higher face even more punitive charges — a Driving While Ability Impaired. Those caught with a .17% or higher must address charges of Aggravated DWI.
Why do I point these numbers out? To underscore the importance of hiring a skilled, experienced DWI Attorney. With years of experience as a prosecutor and as a criminal defense attorney, the Law Office of Dennis Dowd is well-equipped to provide you with the advice and assertiveness necessary.
Serious Charges Demand Serious Action
I’m sure that I don’t have to tell you that having an alcohol related driving offense on your record can have catastrophic consequences. You contend with significant fines, bigger insurance premiums, and hours of driving school and community service. You will likely need an ignition interlock system that requires you to breath into a machine every time you drive. Not only are these devices expensive, but they are also embarrassing. Such charges affect your personal and professional life. If you’re charged with a DWI in New York, having the right legal counsel can save your life.
Improve Your Outcome
It is possible to eliminate your DWI in New York.
There are strategies that I can use to fight a DWI, depending on the circumstances of your case.
Timing is critical.
You only have 15 days to avoid having your driver’s license suspended in New York. The sooner I hear from you, the more likely I can help you avoid this outcome.
I offer all new clients a free consultation. During this time, I can help you understand all of your available options.
Charged with a DWI in New York?
While everyone wants to hear that they can be free and clear of charges, that outcome simply isn’t available in all situations. The Law Office of Dennis Dowd works hard to see that potentially damaging evidence is suppressed, penalties are reduced and/or charges are dropped. I examine all of the police actions to ensure full compliance with the law. I also help you understand all of the ramifications of your choices as it relates to the charges.
DWI should not be taken lightly. You need a criminal lawyer who is adept at handling DWI cases. I have many years of experience prosecuting and defending DWI charges, and have successfully had charges dismissed in prior cases. If you want the best chance at a strong defense, contact the Law Office of Dennis Dowd at (718) 989-2882, or by emailing [email protected].