Experienced And Aggressive Defense Aggravated Drunk Driving Charges
If you have been arrested for aggravated driving while intoxicated (DWI), contact James Kleinbaum Attorney At Law P.C. in Chatham. At our firm, we provide experienced and aggressive representation on behalf of clients charged with drunk driving. Founding attorney James E. Kleinbaum handles each case at our firm personally. He has more than 25 years of legal experience and has handled hundreds of DWI cases, including many aggravated DWI charges.
If retained to handle your case, we will aggressively challenge the evidence offered by the state, including the evidence obtained from your breath test, urine test or blood test. We will question the results of any field sobriety test and raise any constitutional defenses that may be appropriate in your case.
What Are The Consequences Of An Aggravated DWI Conviction?
In the state of New York, a person driving with a .18 blood alcohol content (BAC) or higher may be charged with aggravated DWI. These are the penalties for aggravated DWI as stated in New York’s Vehicle and Traffic Code at Section 1993:
- A first aggravated DWI offense is punishable by up to one year in jail and a maximum fine of $2,500.
- A second aggravated DWI in 10 years is punishable by up to four years in jail and a $5,000 fine.
- A third aggravated DWI in 10 years is punishable by up to seven years in jail and a maximum fine of up to $10,000.
Anyone convicted of aggravated DWI faces a mandatory 12-month driver’s license revocation. For a second aggravated DWI, the mandatory revocation is 18 months.
Do Not Plead Guilty Before Consulting An Attorney
An experienced DWI defense lawyer may be able to get an aggravated charge reduced to a lesser offense. This is critically important because an aggravated DWI charge results in a one-year driver’s license revocation and will typically result in jail time. If we can reach an agreement with the prosecution to allow you to plead to a standard misdemeanor DWI offense, you may avoid jail time altogether and the length of your driver’s license revocation will be significantly reduced. In addition, you may be eligible for a conditional license after participation in a Drinking Driver Program (DDP).
Speak With A DWI Lawyer To Protect Your Rights
To learn more about your rights and your options, contact James Kleinbaum Attorney At Law P.C.. We represent clients statewide throughout New York, including Columbia, Greene, Dutchess, Rensselaer and Albany counties. To request an initial consultation, call us toll-free at 888-SPEEDTX or send us an email.