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If you have been charged with DWI or DWAI by an officer after submitting to either Field Sobriety Tests or a blood or breath alcohol concentration (BAC) test that is above the 0.08% legal limit you must contact a New York DWI attorney immediately to protect your rights and prevent the automatic suspension of your driving privileges. Once arrested, there are two separate cases you must address; the first is the legal case, and the DWI Penalties can affect your freedom and liberty; the second is with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (NYSDMV) and concerns the automatic suspension of your driver's license.
In New York, you have only 10 days to request an Administrative Hearing with the DHSMV to contest the suspension of your license. If you do not request the hearing or do not appear your license will automatically be suspended for at least six months. You should speak to a New York Criminal Defense attorney at Mike Law Defense immediately following your arrest. We can help you file for the administrative hearing and represent you in front of both the NYSDMV and the court.
We are dedicated to representing our clients who have been charged with a DWI or DWAI and preventing them from being unnecessarily penalized or charged on questionable evidence or testimony. We take an aggressive approach and will challenge the charges made against you using the knowledge and acumen accumulated over our years of experience in successfully overturning DWI and DWAI charges in court.
Criminal Defense in New York
Our lawyers are trained in the use of BAC testing and the equipment that is used. We understand the limits and inconsistent results that can be obtained with such tests. We are also very familiar with the field sobriety tests that are used to establish physical impairment. Such tests do not establish what the source of the impairment is and overlook many conditions having nothing to do with alcohol or drug use. When you contact us for your initial consultation, we will review the circumstances of your DWI and advise you on your rights and legal options. We will assist you in maintaining your driving privileges and defend you aggressively in court to get your charges dismissed or reduced. If you have been charged with drunk driving contact a New York DWI Attorney immediately to protect your rights and driving privileges.