DWI/DUI Defense. This law firm has been able to accumulate well over a decade of experience and insight when it comes to successfully defending people that have been charged with all types of DWI/DUI cases – including drunk driving, drinking and driving as well as driving while under the influence of illegal drugs and substances. If you have recently been arrested for a DUI in New York, then our lawyers are going to be right there to help you from start to finish because we are able to fight these charges within any courtroom throughout the entire state. Tony Mirvis will guide you through the entire process in order to prevent any further costs, fees and consequences from occurring because of your actions.
DWI LAWS AND CHARGES IN NEW YORK. People that are usually accused of DWI charges in New York are usually indicted with the violation of three separate acts: New York Vehicle & Traffic Law §§1192(1), (2) and (3). Keep in mind that both VTL §1192(2) and (3) are unclassified misdemeanor charges which are specifically designed to leave someone with a permanent criminal record.
VTL §1192(1) is a traffic violation but also comes with its own grave penalties. This includes paying double premiums on your automobile insurance for up to ten years, prohibiting your entry to Canada for up to five years and also disallowing to rent an automobile for up to three years.
VTL §1192(2) charges people with a DWI (driving while intoxicated) violation simply for operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content level that is equal to or in excess of .08%.
VTL §1192(3) relates to a person that is operating a motor vehicle while their ability to do so is substantially impaired by alcohol.