5 DWI Tips

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

  • 5 DWI TipsNew 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.

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