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Those who have been charged with the criminal offense of driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol can face heavy penalties that can forever alter their life. New York state typically refers to this offense as DWI. Other drivers can be substantially impacted by the drunk driver if an accident were to take place, which is why it is important to retain the legal assistance of our firm. The New York Department of Motor Vehicles explains the severe penalties that an individual can face if they are convicted of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Need a lawyer for your DUI case in Brooklyn? If you have been charged with either offense, it is essential to retain the legal assistance of a Brooklyn criminal lawyer from our firm.
If you have been cited for driving while under the influence, it is essential to remember that this is not a simple traffic offense that can be handled by a small fine and traffic court. A DWI is a criminal charge that can result in jail and court. If you have a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .08% or higher or demonstrate evidence of obvious intoxication, you can face criminal charges. Penalties for this offense are very severe because they are designed to encourage drivers to never drive while intoxicated ever again. After the first offense, the penalties substantially increase.
For a first offense, it is charged as a misdemeanor with a fine of up to $1,000. It may also include a year in jail and a six-month license revocation. Penalties for a subsequent DWI offense are even more if the offense has taken place within five years of the original charge.
If you have been charged with a DWI in the state of New York, it is important to contact our firm at your earliest convenience. You need the best DUI lawyer in Brooklyn by your side. We have extensive DWI / DUI trial experience with charges ranging from felonies to misdemeanors.
Our founding Brooklyn DWI attorney even participated in the Nassau County Police Department Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFSTs) training. Call The Law Offices of Michael Mullen today!
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