Mark J. Sacco PLLC

Facing criminal charges is a frightening experience. Even if you think you've done nothing wrong, trying to talk your way out of a difficult situation with the police can only make things worse. Whether you are accused of drunk driving, fraud or smuggling illegal aliens, talk to a skilled New York criminal defense attorney immediately.

Aggressive Albany and Schenectady Criminal Defense Attorneys

Misdemeanor DWI

Contact Your New York Misdemeanor DWI Defense Attorneys for Straightforward, Informed Counsel

New York Drunk Driving Laws aren’t just strict — they’re also complex.  Contact our New York Misdemeanor DWI Defense Attorneys to make certain you understand the charge against you and the consequences it carries. We’re experts in New York DWI Penalties. We also handle other DWI charges, including Underage DWI, Aggravated DUI, and Felony DUI and Vehicular Assault and Vehicular Homicide.

Misdemeanor DWI & DWAI: Definitions

If you have recently been arrested and charged with a misdemeanor DWI, which stands for driving while intoxicated, your blood alcohol content (BAC) would have tested between .08 and .17 percent. DWAI stands for “driving while ability impaired” (driving with a BAC of .05 to .07 or while impaired by a combination of drugs and alcohol). There is sometimes an opportunity to negotiate with prosecutors for reduction of a misdemeanor DWI to the lesser offense of DWAI, which is not a criminal conviction.

Serious, Informed Counsel Based on Your Circumstances and Priorities

We take any traffic or criminal charge you face seriously, and our mission includes helping you make sound decisions. When we represent you in a case of misdemeanor DWI or DWAI, we take your personal priorities — such as protection of your driver’s license — into consideration as we help you decide on the best course of action. Considerations may include:

  • Whether your traffic stop was legal, without violations of your constitutional rights
  • All circumstances associated with blood, breath or urine testing
  • If drugs were involved, whether you had a valid prescription for the substance in your system

Misdemeanor DWI Defense Attorneys Representing New Yorkers

We are focused DWI Defense Attorneys prepared to counsel and represent people across New York State. Misdemeanor DWI and DWAI charges are common, and we vigorously defend juveniles, adults and CDL holders accused of drunk or impaired driving. To request a free consultation, contact us online.  Our areas of expertise extend to include CDL Violations, Ignition Interlock Device law and Chemical Test Refusal law.

Mark J. Sacco, PLLC, New York’s Trusted Misdemeanor DWI Defense Attorney

Serving Schenectady, Troy, and Albany