New York DWAI Lawyer
Securing Your Future from a DWAI Violation
New York DWAI Lawyer Carl Spector advises clients that DWAI or Driving while your ability is impaired in New York carries less severe penalties than a DWI or an Aggravated DWI conviction. A conviction to a DWAI is not a criminal conviction but instead a traffic violation. If you have been charged with a DWAI in New York, you should have an experienced New York DWAI Lawyer represent you and protect your driving record. New York DWAI Lawyer Carl Spector has spent over 28 years in NYC representing motorists who have been charged with DUI and other alcohol related charges.
What is Driving While Ability Impaired?
- Having a Blood Alcohol level of more than .05 BAC and up to .07 BAC, or other evidence of impairment.
- For drivers of commercial motor vehicles who are under age 21, .02 BAC or other evidence of impairment.
Penalties of DWAI
- Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI by alcohol) fine ranges from $300 to $500, maximum jail 15 days, 90 days suspension of drivers license;
- Driving While Impaired by a Drug (DWAI-Drug) fine ranges from $500 to $1,000, maximum jail time is 1 year, driver’s license suspension for at least six months;
- Driving While Ability Impaired by a Combination of Alcohol/Drugs (DWAI-Combination) fine ranges from $500 to $1,000, maximum jail time 1 year, drivers license revocation for at least six months.
Additional penalties apply to second and third DWAI convictions.
Although the penalties are less severe than a DWI, they can have a negative impact, such as much higher insurance rates and could impact your job – or future employment opportunities.
If you have been charged with DWAI or any alcohol related charge in New York, we urge you to call New York DWAI Lawyer Carl Spector for a free no obligation consultation. Experienced New York DWAI Lawyer Carl Spector has significant experience handling DWAI matters and will use his knowledge of the law to get the best possible result for your DWAI case.