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Law enforcement within the state of New York is very strict when it comes to the issue of drinking and driving. Individuals can be arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), commonly known as driving under the influence (DUI), even if their blood alcohol level is below the legal limit. If the arresting officer deems that the effects of alcohol have impacted the individual to the point that he or she should not be operating a motor vehicle, an offense of driving while ability impaired (DWAI) can be charged. If you have been charged with a DWI, it is vital that you contact a Brooklyn DWI lawyer as soon as you are able.

When You Can Be Charged With a DWI

Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) Levels

  • 0.08% if you are 21 or older
  • 0.04% if you are driving a commercial motor vehicle
  • 0.02% if you are younger than 21 years old

Penalties for DWI Charges in New York

For just a first-time DWI offense or for an offense of DWAI by drugs, you can face up to a year in jail, up to $1,000 in fines, and a 6-month license revocation. For a second offense, the penalties increase. You can face a license revocation for at least a year, a fine of up to $5,000, and up to 4 years in jail. No matter what level of charge you are facing, a DUI charge can negatively impact your life. For that reason, you are encouraged to get the help you need from the Brooklyn criminal defense attorney at the Law Offices of Lowell J. Sidney.

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