Rockland County Aggravated DWI Lawyer
Representing Clients Throughout Rockland County and The State of New York
Are you facing charges for an Aggravated DWI in Rockland County? If so, it is important that you seek professional legal help from an attorney who is familiar with New York DWI cases and knows how to defend them. As a Rockland County Aggravated DWI attorney, I can provide the comprehensive and skilled legal representation you need in facing this serious charge.
I focus my law practice primarily on DWI defense and have a legal background as former Rockland County prosecutor with extensive experience in handling DWI cases. Because of this, I know how the prosecution builds their case against you in a DWI situation.
What is an Aggravated DWI?
You will be charged with an Aggravated DWI if your blood alcohol content is found to be 0.18 or higher on a chemical test. This is more than twice the legal limit, which is 0.08. A first offense Aggravated DWI is still charged as a misdemeanor but, if you are convicted, you face stiffer penalties.
For a first offense:
- The fines you will owe will be in excess of $1,000
- The minimum driver's license revocation is 1 year
- You can also be punished with up to 1 year in jail
A conviction of an Aggravated DWI also means that you will be court ordered to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. This device requires you to provide an acceptable breath test before your vehicle will start.
If you are arrested for Aggravated DWI, the law strictly limits your ability to plea-bargain to the lesser charge of a DWAI, which is only a violation and not a criminal charge. This means that a likely offer will be a plea to a non-Aggravated DWI, which is still a misdemeanor and will result in a criminal conviction.
Because of the harsher penalties connected with an Aggravated DWI, it is important that you have reliable and experienced legal representation. As a Rockland County Aggravated DWI lawyer, I will go to work immediately on your case and will be by your side throughout the entire legal process. My assistance in your defense can make a dramatic impact on the outcome of your case.
Contact the Rockland County Aggravated DWI Attorney at the firm today for a consultation if you have been charged with an Aggravated DWI anywhere in Rockland County.