Protecting Your Rights: Frequently Asked Questions About Drunk Driving Charges
A driving while intoxicated (DWI) offense is a serious charge. Sometimes occurring at the felony level, DWI charges have the power to strip you of your license, expose you to heavy fines and, in some cases, put you behind bars.
Because of the severity of a drunk driving charge, it is crucial that you turn to a seasoned criminal defense attorney for assistance. At Trbovich Law Firm, our lawyers boast extensive experience in helping individuals confront their DWI charges. To learn more about how we can help you with your case, call 716-634-4646 now.
Our firm is pleased to offer free initial consultations, and what follows are some common questions that we receive when meeting with clients for the first time:
What is a DWI?
DWI charges are based on your blood alcohol content (BAC) level, your behavior and your apparent degree of intoxication. In New York State, you can be arrested for DWI if your BAC is more than .08 percent. Additional factors may weigh in, such as your age (for those under 21, the limit is .02 percent) and if you are operating a commercial vehicle (.04 percent limit).
What are the tiers of DWI charges?
Your level of impairment can play a factor in the charges levied against you. Drivers who register a BAC of over .18 percent can be charged with aggravated DWI that carries stricter penalties and restrictions on your ability to plea bargain.
What is the punishment for DWI?
Drunk driving charges are taken very seriously in Western New York State. With a DWI conviction, you are faced with mandatory fines, loss of your license and potential jail time. The penalties become more severe and harder to fight depending on your level of impairment and number of offenses.
Courts throughout New York State treat DWI cases very seriously. The Turbo Team will handle your case with the utmost care to reduce your penalty, help you keep your license and avoid jail time.
How can I fight DWI charges?
At the Trbovich Law Firm, we know that every client and case is different, so we work with you to develop your personalized defense strategy. We will scrutinize every aspect of your case to help you get the justice you deserve. Our DWI attorneys take a proactive three-dimensional approach to your case:
- Dimension 1: Attack the legal issues in your case.
- Dimension 2: Paint a positive picture of who you are.
- Dimension 3: Earn your way out of trouble.
Do You Need A DWI Lawyer? Call Us Today.
The lawyers at Trbovich Law Firm are ready to start advocating for you. For a free consultation with a DWI defense attorney, call 716-634-4646 now. You may also schedule your appointment by sending our firm an email.