DWI

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Sometimes good people make mistakes. However, if you’re convicted of DUI, you could end up facing tough penalties such as jail time, loss of driving privileges, fines, or community service. Additionally, your insurance rates can be increased and you may even be shut out from some job opportunities due to your conviction.

With the stakes being so high, it’s a wise idea to enlist the help of an attorney who handles DUI cases. I can help you:

  • Understand your charges
  • Become aware of your rights under the law
  • Identify illegal police actions (such as failure to read Miranda Rights)
  • Determine which defenses apply to your case

DUI Law in Buffalo, NY

Driving under the influence (DUI, also sometimes called DWI or OUI) is one of the most commonly committed crimes in the United States. Unfortunately, because this crime is so common, many people make the mistake of taking their DUI arrests lightly instead of seeking appropriate legal representation. If you’ve been charged with DUI in Buffalo, NY, your first step should be to discuss your charges with a me.

Terminology

  • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI): .08 Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) or higher or other evidence of intoxication. For drivers of commercial motor vehicles: .04 BAC or other evidence of intoxication.
  • Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (Aggravated DWI): .18 BAC or higher.
  • Driving While Ability Impaired by Alcohol (DWAI/Alcohol): more than .05 BAC but less than .07 BAC, or other evidence of impairment.
  • Driving While Ability Impaired by a Single Drug other than Alcohol (DWAI/Drug).
  • Driving While Ability Impaired by a Combined Influence of Drugs or Alcohol (DWAI/Combination).
  • Chemical Test Refusal: A driver who refuses to take a chemical test (normally a test of breath, blood or urine).
  • Zero Tolerance Law: A driver who is less than 21 years of age and who drives with a .02 BAC to .07 BAC violates the Zero Tolerance Law.

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