DWI Defense

DWI is a serious offense in the state of New York. If you are driving in an intoxicated state or with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or more, you may be charged with a DWI. However, if you’re under the age of 21, a BAC of 0.02% can get you a DWI. Additionally, for commercial drivers, you may be charged with a DWI if you have a BAC of 0.04% or more. Even if you are not driving recklessly, you are still susceptible to a DWI if your BAC is over 0.08%.

You may be charged with one of the following New York State DWI violations:

  • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI): You have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or higher while driving.
  • Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (Aggravated DWI): You are driving a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.18% or more. This is a more serious charge than a DWI.
  • Driving While Ability Impaired by Alcohol: You are driving with a blood alcohol concentration between 0.05% and 0.07%.
  • Driving While Ability Impaired by a Combined Influence of Drugs or Alcohol: You are driving under the combined influence of both drugs and alcohol.
  • Chemical Test Refusal: You refuse to take the chemical test administered to you, typically a breathalyzer, urine sample, or blood test.
  • Zero Tolerance Law: You are under the age of 21 and driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.02% to 0.07%.

If you have been arrested with one of these charges, a Westchester DWI lawyer can help.

Borrelli is a Westchester DWI Lawyer with over two decades of experience

The penalties for these offenses vary, but the punishment for DWI’s can be harsh in New York state. That’s why it’s best to have an experienced attorney by your side. Michael Borrelli has over twenty-four years of experience as a Westchester DWI lawyer. Borrelli was the DWI Coordinator of the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office from 2007 until September 2019. If you’ve been arrested in New York for a DWI, call Michael Borrelli’s office today for a New York DWI attorney.