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Driving While Ability Impaired Defense

Driving While Ability Impaired Defense

Facing DWAI Drug Charges in NY State

A DWAI Drug charge is a serious offense.  A conviction could bring fines, jail time and mandatory license suspension.

Penalties for 1st DWAI Drug charge in NY

A first-time DWAI offender faces up to $1,000 in mandatory fines, a maximum jail term of 1 year, and license suspension for at least 6 months.

Penalties for 2nd DWAI Drug – E Felony Conviction in NY

If you have been charged or convicted of a DWAI charge within 10 years of a DWAI charge, you face an E Felony criminal charge that carries mandatory fines of $1,000 – $5,000 and up to 4 years in state prison, accompanied by license revocation of at least one year.

Penalty for 3rd DWAI Drug – D Felony in New York State

When facing a 3rd DWAI charge or conviction within the past 10 years, prison time of up to 7 years, fines of $2,000 – $10,000 and revoked license for at least one year.

Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) Drug Defense

When the stakes are high, you want to put your best defense forward. Everything is at stake and it will be a stressful time for you and your family.

Hiring the most experienced, qualified attorney you can afford is imperative if you wish to minimize the impact of a DWAI drug charge.

How to Choose the Best DWAI Attorney for Your Case

Choosing an attorney can be a stressful task, and so much depends on who you choose to represent you. Consider these tips when selecting your lawyer…

3 qualities of a good DWAI Drug Defense Lawyer:

  1. Aggressive – your attorney should be dedicated and have a “no stone unturned” approach to your legal defense.
  2. Respected – your attorney has earned respect with prosecutors and judges and can effectively represent your best interest, in every step of the process.
  3. Compassionate – You want an attorney that will also be respectful, listen and invest in you as a client.

The Hacker Murphy legal team passionately defends clients to achieve the best possible result and have experienced great success for our criminal defense clients in the greater Capital Region. Our DWAI attorneys put our clients’ best interest first and foremost, and care about them as if they were part of our family (family that we like!).

When the legal outcome has the ability to impact every aspect of your life, you need to have confidence in an attorney and their ability to represent you.

DWAI Drug Defense Attorneys

Choose a local attorney that is familiar with the county you where you face DWAI charges. Our DWI Drug Defense Attorneys are active and available to defend clients in counties across Upstate New York.

Take the time to find an attorney that is active and familiar with the court system in which you are facing DWAI charges. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and make sure you feel comfortable with the attorney as you’ll be working closely with them throughout this process.

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Have Questions?

We Have Answers!
  • If I hire an attorney but do not want to go to trial, can I settle?
    In the course of preparing a case for trial, your personal injury attorney will work with the defense attorneys and insurance companies in an effort to secure a fair settlement for you and your family. The final decision to accept an offer of settlement or go to trial is yours alone to make.
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  • If arrested, what steps can I take on my behalf?

    1. Do not discuss your situation with anyone except your attorney.

    2. Unless your attorney says otherwise, do not discuss your case with law enforcement.

    3. Request to have your attorney present if you are to be put in a lineup or subjected to testing.

    4. Remain calm and courteous. Allow your attorney to speak for you to ensure that your rights are protected and you are given all the benefits afforded to you under the law.
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  • What is the difference between criminal procedure and civil procedure?
    When a crime has been committed, action is taken by a government agency against the person, persons, organization or other entity that violated the law. The first purpose of a criminal prosecution is punishment, which frequently consists of a fine or jail time. In a civil matter, the dispute is between two or more individuals or entities. The first purpose of a civil prosecution is obtaining compensation for the wronged person or entity. Settlement in a civil matter is generally an award of a money judgment. A criminal sentence is not imposed in a civil matter.
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