DWI Process
  • December 27, 2022


    Are you or someone you know facing a DWI charge? If so, you’re likely wondering what to do next. Should you hire a lawyer or go without? The next decision you make could be crucial in determining the outcome of your case. Did you know [...]

  • December 20, 2022

    | If you were pulled over for driving under the influence, would you know what to do? No one likes getting pulled over. It can be anxiety inducing and even downright scary. The moment it happens, any logical thinking is likely to go right out [...]

  • November 23, 2022


    A DWI means that the driver is legally intoxicated, or drunk, with a BAC of at least 0.08 percent. A DWAI means that the driver’s BAC is between 0.05 and 0.07 percent, or there is other evidence that the driver is impaired. Both a DWI [...]

  • November 16, 2022


    Every American driver has to undergo some form of driver’s education or a driving test before receiving a driver’s license. Often that education includes some information about DWI and DUI charges and the potential criminal punishments for breaking drunk driving laws. Even though “drunk driving” [...]

  • November 9, 2022


    You have just been pulled over by police, and the officer asks you to step out of the car.  He thinks you may be intoxicated, so you are asked to submit to a breathalyzer test. Even though you have only had a few drinks, the [...]

  • October 6, 2022


    Following an arrest for DWI, your first concern is surviving the booking and arraignment process. Immediately, an issue with your driver’s license comes up. At time of arrest, your drivers’ license and driving privileges get suspended. You have 15 days from the date of the [...]

  • September 29, 2022


    While high speed car crashes can be exciting to watch on television, running from the police is not advisable and can often land you in a lot more trouble than it’s worth. A man from Queens recently learned this lesson the hard way when he [...]

  • September 22, 2022


    It is not secret that a conviction for driving while impaired, or DWI, is a serious offense that can bring about major consequences. In New York, a DWI is a misdemeanor offense, which means that a conviction will create a permanent criminal record for the [...]

  • September 8, 2022


    The presumption of innocence dates back to 1895, with the findings of the Supreme Court in the matter of Coffin v. United States. Considering that the world’s oldest living human was born in 1899, this legal doctrine is more long-standing than any of us. And [...]

  • August 20, 2022


    Attorney, Dennis Nave, from our Syracuse office, takes a look at six reasons why you may want to plead not guilty or plead guilty in a criminal case. If you are put in the unfortunate position of defending yourself in a criminal case, you should [...]

  • July 20, 2022


    A million questions can run through a person’s mind once they are formally charged with a misdemeanor DWI. Should I get a lawyer? What is going to happen to my license? What kinds of penalties am I facing? Will I have a criminal record? What [...]

  • July 6, 2022


    Driving while intoxicated is a serious offense that can result in steep fines, driver’s license revocation, and jail time, among other penalties. In addition to the penalties for this charge, a convicted driver may face negative consequences when searching for a new job or applying [...]

  • May 27, 2022


    The word “arrest” means that you are being put in custody of a law enforcement officer and deprived of your liberty. Being put under arrest gives the police the power to restrain you. After you are put under arrest, most jails will allow you to [...]

  • May 20, 2022


    The Fourth Amendment is the constitutional provision that places basic restrictions on all police searches. It prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures by the police. To be considered a “search” under the Fourth Amendment, there must be an expectation by a defendant of privacy in the [...]

  • April 27, 2022


    A DWI arrest serves the function of notifying the community that an individual has been accused of a crime and also serves to try to deter the DWI suspect from committing other crimes. A DWI arrest may occur by a police officer (1) putting handcuffs [...]

  • February 13, 2022


    If you are pulled over on suspicion of a DWI in Syracuse, you’re already in some hot water. Without a doubt, you do not want to make things harder on yourself. Failure to take the proper course of action could result in further charges and [...]

  • February 6, 2022


    In a recent post, we discussed Syracuse DWI laws and the potential punishments faced by offenders. Repeat offenders with three or more DWIs now face harsher punishment. In September 2012, Governor Cuomo announced plans for a new policy. The new policy aims to give New [...]

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