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Not all New York DWI laws are alike. Until recently, almost all first time misdemeanor DWI defendants were offered a plea bargain wherein they pleaded guilty to the reduced charge of Driving shutterstock_74617723While Ability Impaired (DWAI). Now, however, in many counties, if the test result is too high or if there was a test refusal, first time misdemeanor offenders are not being offered a plea to the reduced charge of Driving While Ability Impaired. They must either plead to the misdemeanor charge or proceed to trial.

You need a New York DWI attorney with the experience, reputation, and knowledge to get you the best possible outcome for your case.

If your DWI or DWAI involved serious physical injury or death please visit our Vehicular Manslaughter page.

At Tilem & Associates our experienced DWI lawyers fight to get you the best possible result including a hardship license where appropriate, a stay of your driver’s license suspension or revocation to permit you to obtain a conditional license and a reduced charge whenever possible.

For more information about how the DWI attorney’s at Tilem & Associates can help you with your Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), Aggravated DWI, Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI), Driving While Ability Impaired By Drugs, or Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and Alcohol (combined) case, please contact our firm or visit the DWI section of the New York Criminal Attorney Blog.

Charged with BWI? (Boating While Intoxicated) Click Here.

First-offense DWI

If you have been charged with a first DWI offense in New York, you may have a lot of questions. New York does not take drinking and driving lightly. The laws are stern and the courts aggressively prosecute offenders. A first DWI charge is a serious offense and can come with overwhelming penalties. There are programs in place to rehabilitate first-time offenders and having the right attorney is in your best interests.

Second-Offense DWI

New York State takes drunk driving cases seriously. The laws impose a strict set of penalties and courts are less likely to bend to help violators charged with a second DWI offense. If you have been charged with your second DWI, it is important to know what you may be facing. Contacting the right attorney can make all the difference in your case.

Third-Offense DWI

If you have been charged with a third DWI offense in New York State within 10 years, you have a lot to consider. New York courts aggressively prosecute repeat offenders and a third DWI is no exception. You are facing severe penalties and a class D felony. Tilem & Associates, P.C. are ready to guide you through your options and help you come to the best possible outcome.

Drug DWI

Driving while under the influence of drugs is a serious crime. People who are charged with driving under the influence of drugs are facing similar consequences to a DWI offense. New York does not take driving under the influence of any substance lightly. If you have been caught driving under the influence of a drug, you also face the consequences of a drug charge and the overwhelming penalties that are involved.

High Blood Alcohol Content DWI

If you have been documented driving a car with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.18% or higher, you are facing an aggravated driving while intoxicated (AGG DWI) charge. This is a serious offense like any DWI charge. New York courts and judges actively prosecute people charged with such a high alcohol content and the consequences can be severe.

Vehicular Manslaughter/ DWI

In New York, if you cause serious physical injury or death while committing Driving While Ability Impaired [VTL 1192(1)]; Driving While Intoxicated [VTL 1192(3) & (3)]; Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated [VTL 1192(2-a)]; Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs [VTL 1192(4)]; or Driving While Ability Impaired by the Combined Influence of Drugs or of Alcohol and any Drug of Drugs [VTL 1192(4-a)], you could be facing very serious felony charges.

BWI (Boating while intoxicated

Hundreds of thousands of people travel New York’s waterways with recreational and commercial boats and vessels. Each spring brings with it even more recreational boats and vessels operating upon the various waterways of New York State. Indeed, there are more than 500,000 registered boats in New York plus many more non-mechanically propelled boats that are not required to register. What all operators of mechanically propelled boats, vessels and watercraft must know is that operating a vessel under the influence of drugs or alcohol (Boating While Intoxicated) in New York carries the same severe punishments as Driving While Intoxicated.

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If you have been charged, arrested, or questioned concerning a DWI or related charges, contact our lawyers. We can assist in protecting your future and current rights and interests. Please contact us by telephone at (914) 362-1842.