Did you get arrested or charged for a DWI and have questions? Check out these 5 DWI tips for guidance, then give our Rochester lawyers a call to get started.
1. Underage DWI Conviction
- New York state’s Underage DWI Law is named “Zero Tolerance Law”.
- If you are arrested under New York’s Zero Tolerance Law, you will be facing increased license restrictions then an adult who is charged with DWI.
2. Charged with DWI of Marijuana
- There are no tests that Police can complete in order to issue a DWI for Marijuana arrest.
- The Police must use their observation in order to arrest, and then you will be reviewed by a Drug Recognition Expert.
3. Differences Between DWAI and DWI
- If you are charged with a DWI, you will be charged with a crime.
- If you are charged with a DWAI, this is a traffic infraction and you will be given a ticket.
- DWAI is less serious of an offense than DWI.
4. DWAI by Drugs
- If you have been arrested for DWI for Drugs, you will be charged with DWI and DWAI (Driving While Ability Impaired by drugs) which are two separate charges.
- You will be evaluated by a Drug Evaluation Expert to detect drug intoxication.
5. Felony DWI
- You will be charged with a Felony DWI, if you receive a second DWI offense within the decade.
If you have been arrested or charged with a DWI and have questions about our 5 DWI tips, contact our experienced Rochester DWI Lawyer Michael Schmitt for a free legal consultation and case evaluation to get started on your claim.
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