Working with an Aggravated DUI/DWI Defense Attorney: The Best Way to Avoid Serious Consequences
In recent years, New York DWI laws have become tougher. Those accused run a far greater risk today facing even a “basic” first-offense DWI charge without an experienced attorney. If you’ve been charged with aggravated DUI/DWI, working with an Aggravated DUI Defense Attorney is the best way to avoid serious consequences.
At the Law Offices of Mark J. Sacco, we focus on criminal and alcohol-related driving defense, including representation of people accused of aggravated DUI. Experts in New York DWI Penalties, we also handle CDL Violations, Ignition Interlock Device and Chemical Test Refusal charges.
Why Was I Charged with Aggravated DUI, and What Does That Mean?
If you’re facing an aggravated DUI charge, you were allegedly driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.18 percent or higher — more than twice the legal limit, which is now .08 percent. Though still a misdemeanor DWI, aggravated DWI carries more serious penalties than the charge of driving while intoxicated. For a first offense, fines commonly exceed $1,000 and a minimum driver’s license suspension of one full year. The law also allows for a jail sentence of up to one year. If you have had any prior DWAI or DWI convictions within the past 15 years, the consequences are dramatically worse.
Skilled in Negotiation and, if Necessary, Taking Your Case to Trial
Mark J. Sacco and the Law Offices of Mark J. Sacco, are thorough, aggressive DWI defense lawyers who look at every aspect of your arrest. We aggressively seek grounds to challenge BAC test results, the validity of your traffic stop, training of officers who tested you, and other factors.
If negotiation with prosecutors can benefit you, we pursue that path. No matter what, you have proven trial lawyers on your side, experts in New York Drunk Driving Laws. We urge you not to go it alone when charged with aggravated DWI. Instead, contact us now to request a free consultation at our offices in Albany or Schenectady. We handle all DWI charges, including Underage DWI and Felony DWI, and defend against Vehicular Assault and Vehicular Homicide.
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