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Brooklyn DWI / DWAI / DUI Defense Attorney

Assisting Clients in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx, Staten Island and Queens, New York

Being charged with a New York DWI (driving while intoxicated) or DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs) is a criminal matter which may result in serious consequences for the defendant. A DWAI, or driving while ability impaired, is a traffic infraction and not a crime in New York State, which is a lesser charge but still serious.

If you have been charged with a DWI or DUI or DWAI, it is vital that you seek the legal services of a competent criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Contact Brooklyn criminal defense attorney Michael Redenburg for a consultation about your case. He will answer your questions and provide the legal advice you need. After reviewing your situation, he will be able to begin building your defense strategy for the legal process involved.

DWI/ DUI/ DWAI in New York State

A DWI is typically charged against a person who has a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or above. In these cases, the defendant's driver license is suspended while the case is pending; that is, suspended pending prosecution.

In a DWAI case, the blood alcohol concentration may be 0.05 through 0.07. In these cases, the defendant's driver license is not suspended until he or she is convicted or enters a plea of guilty.

Depending on the defendant's BAC (Blood alcohol concentration) and other mitigating or aggravating factors, a DWI charge can sometimes be reduced to a DWAI. If your DUI case must go to trial, DUI lawyer Michael Redenburg has the experience to fight for your rights.

Consequences of a New York DWI/ DUI

The penalties for a first-time offense of driving while intoxicated or driving while impaired are numerous and varied. In fact, some of the penalties imposed on first-time offenders can include:

  • Drug fines that range from $500 to $1000
  • A maximum jail term of 1 year
  • The required installation of an Ignition Interlock Device
  • Loss of driving privileges for at least 6 months

Some of the penalties imposed on repeat offenders can include:

  • Fines of up to $10,000
  • Maximum jail terms of 4 years (second offense) or 7 years (third offense)
  • Driver's license revocation of up to 18 months

A conviction of a DWI or DUI usually causes your auto insurance rates to increase. In some cases, you may lose your auto insurance coverage altogether. Aside from all this, since a DWI is a criminal offense, a conviction will give you a criminal record which may negatively impact your employment, your ability to lease an apartment, and other matters. That is why it is so important to have a Brooklyn DWI attorney working on your behalf.

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Are you facing DWI/DUI or DWAI charges? Contact the Brooklyn DWI defense attorney at the firm for assistance today!

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