Misdemeanor To Felony DWI Charges

In New York state, a driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) can impact your freedom, livelihood, and your ability to drive. Your license can be suspended and you will face severe financial penalties. You can even face jail time.

If you are charged with DUI, DWI, or aggravated DWI, you need an attorney experienced in defending misdemeanor and felony drunk driving charges. Schneider Law PLLC can help you fight the case, reduce the charges, and mitigate the consequences of a conviction.

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The DWI Process

Under the law, there are two different types of drunk driving offenses. DWI is a statutory offense making it illegal to have a blood alcohol content above .08. DUI on the other hand is based solely on the arresting officer's observation that you appeared to be driving drunk. If you have a previous DUI or DWI or your blood alcohol content is above .18, the consequences can be severe.

What to expect:

  • If the police suspect that you are driving under the influence of alcohol, they will take you to the station and ask you to take a breathalyzer test.
  • Whether you take the test or refuse, once it is over, you will wait to be arraigned before a judge who will either set bail or release you with a date to return. Your driver's license will also be automatically suspended.
  • After the arraignment, there is time to consult with your attorney and discuss ways to fight the charges.

Don't give up! Schneider Law PLLC can work with you to fight the case, reduce the charges, and mitigate the consequences of a conviction

    If you have been convicted of DWI or DUI before, you are looking at a possible felony charge. Your process will follow the criminal trial and arraignment process. This is a more complicated and risky process and you will need to have experienced criminal legal representation. You can also schedule a consultation with an experienced and tough criminal defense lawyer by sending a confidential email.