A DWI is one charge that will quickly change your life. Even if you don't end up with a conviction, it may impact your ability to work or could harm your reputation. Your friends or family may be shocked at the arrest, and you might have to miss work or other important parts of your life to go to court.
DWIs are serious and treated as such in New York, but that doesn't mean that you don't have a right to stand up for and defend yourself. A DWI can have many serious consequences, so you should fight to reduce the risk of a conviction at all costs.
How can your attorney help if you've been charged with a DWI?
The first thing your attorney will do is look into the charges and see if your rights were violated. After all, there is a legal process that must be followed to charge a person with a crime. Your attorney will look at the case and see if you were pulled over for a good reason or if the officer had no reason to stop your vehicle. They'll also look for other potential violations of your rights that could result in the case being dismissed.
On top of this, your attorney will look into ways to have the charges reduced. Even if you did drink and drive, there may be ways to have the charges or penalties lowered or dropped through special programs or plea deals.
Finally, your attorney will guide you through the process of being charged and fighting those charges, so you know what to expect every step of the way. Our site has more on this and other important topics. If you are charged with a crime, make sure you know what to do next.