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The Consequences Of DUI And DWI Convictions

A drunk driving charge is easy to obtain. You may have a few innocent drinks after work, while visiting a friend or just relaxing at home on the weekend, but if you drive anywhere and are stopped by law enforcement, those drinks are anything but innocent.

New York state law considers you to be driving under the Influence (DUI) if you have a BAC level between .06% and .08%. If your BAC level is .08% or above, you could be charged with DWI, which is a much more serious offense. You could also be charged with a DUI if you refuse to take a breathalyzer test. Both DUI and DWI convictions can have a serious impact on your future.

Every DWI Must Be Challenged

You may believe that if you see .08% on a breathalyzer display, your case is over and your defense is hopeless. At Deborah J. Blum, Esq., however, we do not. There are a great many mistakes that the officer can make, as well as technical problems with the machine from improper maintenance, calibration or training.

Any of these mistakes can lead to an inaccurate reading. We examine every element of your stop and arrest, looking for other substantive or procedural errors that could allow your charges to be dismissed or reduced.

The Penalties For A DUI

The penalties for a first-time DUI offense in New York can be severe and include:

  • Fines ranging from $300 to $500
  • Jail sentence of up to 15 days
  • 90-day driver’s license suspension

These consequences only get more severe as your number of convictions goes up. For example, a third DWI conviction will result in license revocation for one year.

Experienced DWI Representation

Don’t lose your driving privileges – call us at Deborah J. Blum, Esq., to hire a criminal lawyer today. Our lead attorney’s 15 years of legal experience can help you build a strong case against DWI charges in New York City.

Counsel From An Experienced Attorney

When you retain us at Deborah J. Blum, Esq., to represent you on your DWI case, you can expect unwavering legal support. We will not judge you. We will be your advocate, and our goal is to protect your interest during the case. We will meet with you one-on-one to discuss every last detail of your situation, from the officer’s arrest report to the results of your breathalyzer test.

Contact The Firm

Don’t delay if you have been charged with a DWI. You need to act quickly to protect your right to drive and your interests. Call Deborah J. Blum, Esq.‘s office at 646-741-6449 or use the online contact form to make an appointment today.