New York DWI Lawyer Discusses Being Charged with Impaired Driving
As an experienced New York DWI Lawyer, I am often asked about what can happen if you were charged with impaired driving along with a DWI. Prosecutors do this because a driving while impaired is called a lesser included offense. I advise my clients as a New York DWI Lawyer that driving while impaired is not a crime. It is a traffic infraction. The consequences of driving while impaired are not as severe as driving while intoxicated.
A driving while impaired conviction does not count as a prior driving while intoxicated charge because a conviction for a driving while impaired is a traffic infraction. Anything that is around a .06 and .07 blood alcohol content is considered an impairment. Very often clients present themselves with a blood alcohol content of .08 or more, so a driving while impaired may be a viable plea bargain option. Going from a case where you’re charged with a DWI where your blood alcohol content might be a .10, which is a crime, may be able to be resolved in a plea bargain for driving while ability impaired.
If you have been charged with impaired driving in New York, contact experienced New York DWI Lawyer Carl Spector to use his 30 years of knowledge to defend you!