Protecting Your Rights From DWI Charges
A first DWI conviction may not seem like a severe problem, but it can affect you in multiple ways and have serious consequences. It is important to keep your record as clean as possible, and an experienced attorney can help you do it.
Here at Donald H. Vogelman, Attorney At Law, I pride myself on helping all of the New York community defend themselves from DWI and DWAI charges. In the decades I have been representing clients, I have built a track record of success that has earned me a position on the Super Lawyers list.
Know What You Are Up Against
In New York, there are actually two different types of offenses for “drunk driving” charges: DWIs and DWAIs. DWIs are for when the driver had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of more than .08 percent. DWAIs (driving while ability impaired) are charges that pertain to a specific drug that impaired the driver’s ability to drive.
A conviction in these charges can result in fines, installing ignition interlock devices and even jail time. As your attorney, I will not take chances by hoping that the first strategy is the best one to defend you with. I take the time to explore every option available to protect you from a conviction.
In some cases, it is possible to get a court to drop the charges completely, based on the nature of the arrest. If the arresting officer conducted the field sobriety test improperly, there was an issue with the breathalyzer test; or if the police officer did not have probable cause to pull you over, there might be grounds for dismissal. You can count on my service to review all details of your charges when it comes to looking for ways to protect you.
Keeping Your Record Clean
Prior convictions make it easier for future convictions to stay on your record, let me protect that record by doing everything in my power to beat your charges.