Bronx DWI/DUI

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A Bronx DWI arrest should be taken very seriously. A DWI in Bronx arrest results in a criminal case that is heard in Bronx County Criminal Court or Bronx County Supreme Court.

When faced with a Bronx DWI arrest, you must focus on two issues:  your criminal charge and the sentence you will be facing.

Below, you will learn why they are so important.

Is a DWI or DUI Arrest a Criminal Charge?

While an arrest for Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated is a violation of the New York Vehicle and Traffic Law, it is the type of charge which is a misdemeanor offense. A misdemeanor conviction in Bronx County will result in a criminal record that cannot be expunged and will stay on your criminal record for life. If you or a loved one has been arrested for a DWI or DUI in Bronx, you will be charged with possibly one or two separate misdemeanor charges. The first charge is New York Vehicle and Traffic Law section, 1192(2). An arrest for violating New York Vehicle and Traffic Law section 1192(2) means that you were arrested for operating a motor vehicle while having more than .08 percentum by weight of alcohol in your blood. An arrest for violating New York Vehicle and Traffic Law section 1192(3) means that you were arrested for operating a motor vehicle while displaying common law signs of intoxication. Typical common law signs of intoxication are slurred speech, poor balance, unsteady gait, and bloodshot, watery eyes.

Is it possible to be charged with multiple DWI or DUI Offenses?

Yes. While it is possible to be charged with multiple collateral DWI charges, there are three DWI charges in New York that you could be charged with. It is also possible to be charged with all three. As discussed above, New York Vehicle and Traffic Law section 1192(2) means that you were arrested for operating a motor vehicle while having more than .08 percentum by weight of alcohol in your blood. New York Vehicle and Traffic Law section 1192(3) is defined as operating a motor vehicle while displaying common law signs of intoxication. Operating a Motor Vehicle While Ability Impaired, New York Vehicle and Traffic Law section 1192(1) means that you failed to possess the ability to operate the motor vehicle like a reasonably prudent driver. It is possible that if you were operating a motor vehicle and your blood alcohol was .08 or more, that you could be charged with all three offenses.

Is it possible to avoid a criminal record from a DWI arrest?

Yes. If you hire an attorney who fully understands all of the nuances of Bronx DWI and Bronx DUI cases, you can avoid a criminal record. The centerpiece of good DWI defense is the focus on material proof problems that affect the District Attorney’s ability to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. When the District Attorney’s Office cannot prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt, they must dismiss all charges or consider a non-criminal disposition.

Does facing a Bronx DWI mean that I will go to jail?

No. Simply because you are facing a Bronx DWI charge does not mean that you will necessarily go to jail. There are many types of ways to avoid jail when fighting a Bronx DWI case. The first place to put your trust is in Bronx DWI lawyer Jason Steinberger who will try to get your case dismissed. Even if Jason cannot get your case dismissed, he will focus on resolving your case with a small fine or a DWI program so that you can continue to remain legally in the United States or continue to work at your job. Jason Steinberger will always strive to ensure that you get the best result for your case. Call now, 646-256-1007.

Resources

New York DUI/DWI FAQ

Reasons to Fight Your DUI Conviction in New York

Steps to Take when Arrested in NY for a DUI

 

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