Challenging Drunk Driving Charges in NYC
Driving while intoxicated (DWI), referred to as DUI in other states, is a potentially serious crime. There are many different ways that a DWI conviction will affect a New York driver. He or she may face serious criminal penalties enforced by the court, including imprisonment, fines, and probation. There is also the fact that the defendant may face driver's license suspension or revocation, vehicle impoundment and the mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device in his or her vehicle. Having a DUI conviction can also affect one's reputation, career and employment.
When you consider all of the negative consequences that a DWI conviction may have, it is easy to see why one should involve an experienced attorney to challenge his or her charges and work toward avoiding a criminal conviction. Perez & Cedeño, P.C. can offer you the knowledgeable advice you need to fight drunk driving charges inside and outside of the courtroom. Our firm handles all types of DWI charges in New York City and the entire state.
DMV Refusal Hearings
If you have recently been charged for refusing a blood or breath test from a police officer, you may face a $500 civil penalty and one-year license suspension. A NYC criminal lawyer can help you prove your innocence in a court hearing.
Driving While Ability Impaired by Alcohol
In the state of New York, a driver is considered to be driving while impaired if he/she has a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08%. However, even if your BAC is below that number, an officer may still charge you for driving while ability impaired (DWAI) by alcohol.
Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs
If a police officer suspects you of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance, even a prescribed medication, you may be charged with a criminal DWAI offense. A New York City lawyer can help you defend your rights against faulty accusations.
Driving While Intoxicated
If you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated, there are various ways that you can challenge your DWI charge. Skilled legal counsel can greatly assist you in further investigating your DWI case and building a defense.
DWI arraignment is the term given to the specific criminal court process that applies to those arrested and charged for a DWI offense. If you are unfamiliar with this complex process, a New York DWI attorney can help.
You may be facing felony DUI charges because of a previous conviction occurring within the last 10 years. The severe penalties that accompany a felony DUI conviction may include up to 4 years in prison and hefty fines.
Under 21 DWI
Has your underage child been charged with driving while intoxicated in New York City? These charges are very serious and can result in lifelong consequences, including imprisonment, probation, fines and more.
We understand the particular factors associated with drunk driving-related charges, including field sobriety testing, breath or blood testing and issues that may arise concerning the lawfulness of the initial police stop or the arrest. We can investigate your case from every angle to determine the best manner in which to challenge your charges, whether this is to contest the validity of your breath test or the fact that the officer did not have probable cause to pull you over in the first place. Building a unique strategy will allow us to seek the most advantageous result.