Schenectady DWI Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with a DWI or DUI in New York, you need a strong and experienced legal team on your side. While many people mistakenly think that a DWI is a just a minor traffic offense, driving while intoxicated is a serious crime. In recent years, the DWI laws in New York and across the nation have become very strict. Anyone caught operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is likely to face harsh punishment.
Depending upon the specific circumstances of your case, the penalties for a DWI conviction can include the loss of your driving privileges, substantial fines and a possible jail sentence. Even if this is your first DWI, the minimum mandatory penalty for an Aggravated DWI in New York is $1,000 and can be as high as $2,500. In addition, recent changes to New York law now make the installation of ignition interlock devices mandatory for drivers convicted of certain DWI offenses. Beyond the harsh criminal punishments, if you are convicted of a DUI, you will have a criminal record that will follow you for the rest of your life. Your criminal record can prevent you from getting a good job, obtaining certain professional licenses and even securing housing or a loan.
Defending Clients Charged With DWI/DUI
The attorneys at Sacco Tyner are well-respected criminal defense lawyers who know how to defend clients charged with alcohol and drug-related driving violations. Our firm represents clients in Schenectady, Albany, New York City and all other areas of the state in DWI/DUI cases and related matters, including:
- Felony DWI
- Aggravated DWI
- Underage DWI
- Refusal to Test
- Vehicular Assault & Homicide
- Ignition Interlock Device
- DWI Penalties
At Sacco Tyner, we take every DWI case seriously. Our attorneys will provide you with focused, skilled and aggressive representation every step of the way. We will carefully examine your case from every angle to identify the best available defense strategies.
In many situations, we are able to quickly identify mistakes and improper procedures on the part of law enforcement that can lead to a reduction or complete dismissal of the charges. For instance, your initial traffic stop may have been illegal if the police did not have probable cause to pull you over. Depending upon the weather, lighting and other conditions at the time of a traffic stop, field sobriety tests can be very difficult to administer. Additionally, considering that these tests are administered by police with limited training, field sobriety tests are known to be inherently unreliable and the results are often thrown out upon a showing that the police officer(s) failed to follow proper testing procedures.
Discuss Your Situation With an Experienced DWI Defense Attorney Today
If you have been charged with a DWI/DUI, you can’t afford to go it alone. A DWI comes with harsh consequences, including substantial monetary fines and the possibility of spending significant time in jail. You need to talk with a skilled criminal defense attorney who will explain the law and work with you to develop a solid defense strategy. The DWI defense attorneys at Sacco Tyner know the law and how the legal system operates in New York. You can contact us today to schedule a free consultation by calling 866-642-3807 or completing our online contact form.