New York DUI Lawyer
Driving under the influence is a serious crime in New York, with one third of all fatalities involving intoxicated drivers and pedestrians. Drivers with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% are four times more likely to have an accident than a driver who has not, and drivers with a BAC of twice or even three times that amount are twenty five times more likely to cause an accident. Due to this sharp increase in likelihood of a serious motor vehicle accident, the penalty for driving with a BAC of 0.18% or higher will receive a harsher penalty and may face jail time, more costly fines and suspensions or revocation of driver's license.
Have you been charged with drunk driving in NYC?
New York State carries the implied consent law which states that drivers are required to submit to alcohol testing at the request of law enforcement in the form of a breathalyzer, blood test or urine sample. If the driver refuses this test, heavy restrictions may be imposed such as license suspensions up to one year. This may prove to be a better choice for some drivers who prefer to face an implied consent charge over a DUI, as the penalties for intoxicated driving can be quite a bit stiffer.
First-offense license suspensions of up to 90 days, alcohol treatment or counseling and mandatory vehicle interlock ignition devices are some of the consequences in addition to potential jail time. Multiple drunk driving offenses can carry much more serious penalties. The legal team at the firm is committed to fighting for the best possible outcome in your case.
Experienced DUI Defense in New York
Driving a under the influence is a per se offense that is issued to the driver of a motor vehicle who has been determined to be at or above the New York state legal blood alcohol level of 0.08%. Zero tolerance requirements for drivers under the age of 21 require that minors must not have a BAC that exceeds 0.02% which is considered to be a negligible amount. In either of these events, a BAC that exceeds these amounts will become the only required evidence for a successful DUI charge. It can be very challenging to handle your own DUI case, and consulting a drunk driving attorney with Musa-Obregon & Associates is likely your best option for a much-needed strong defense.
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