Driver Avoids Aggravated DWI Conviction in Yonkers-Westchester County, NY
A client of the
Yonkers DWI defense firm of Riebling, Proto & Sachs, LLP avoided a criminal conviction
for Aggravated DWI in the Yonkers City Court and the elevated penalties
associated with Aggravated
In this particular instance, the police were called to a one car accident
which resulted in significant damage to property owned by a private homeowner.
The driver was arrested at the scene and charged with Aggravated DWI in
Yonkers based upon a BAC of 0.21%.
Notably, in 2006 the laws in New York pertaining to DWI were changed significantly.
As a direct result of these changes, drivers who had a prior DWI convictions
and those with elevated BAC levels greater than 0.18% were faced with
stiffer penalties and a longer mandatory license revocation. In fact,
Aggravated DWI, was an entirely new charge that did not exist prior to
November of 2006. With Aggravated DWI, the driver must have a BAC (blood
alcohol concentration) of 0.18% or higher. Any conviction under the law
carries a fine with a surcharge are well over $1,000, and the person's
driver's license will be revoked for at least one year.
These same penalties were facing our client in the Yonkers criminal court.
However, after extensive investigation by our experienced DWI defense
attorneys, the case concluded with the client avoiding an Aggravated DWI
conviction. He did not pay the elevated fines and surcharges and he did
not have his driver's license suspended for 12 months.
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arrested and charged with DWI, Aggravated DWI or DWAI (Driving While Ability Impaired),
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