New York City DWI Lawyer Russ Kofman publishes a new article (https://www.lebedinkofman.com/Manhattan-DWI-Lawyer) discussing types of DUI charges in New York State. The attorney mentions that in many cases, those charged with DWI have never been exposed to the criminal justice system. However, New York considers alcohol-related offenses to be taken very seriously.
“A driver is considered impaired if their blood alcohol level exceeds 0.05% and legally intoxicated at 0.08%. The severity of the charges and penalties will vary depending on the blood alcohol concentration, whether drugs were involved and whether the defendant is a repeat offender. Even a first offense can result in serious charges and penalties,” says the New York City DWI attorney.
The lawyer explains that there are distinct differences in drunk driving charges in New York. All these differences depend on the factor surrounding the circumstances. One type of impaired driving charge in New York is DWI or driving while intoxicated. This is when a person is caught driving a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level (BAC) of 0.08%. Usually a DWI is a misdemeanor, but if a person has received another DWI within the last ten years, it can turn into a felony charge.
Attorney Arthur Lebedin, another DWI attorney with Lebedin Kofman LLP, says other types of impaired driving offenses include: Aggravated DWI, DWAI or Impaired Driving, DWAI-Drugs, and Combination DWAI. New York State also has zero tolerance for drivers under 21. It is illegal for a young driver to be found with a blood alcohol level of 0.02%.
In the article, attorney Kofman also explains Leandra’s Law. This law is also known as the Child Protection Act. This law imposes severe penalties on those who drive while intoxicated with a child under the age of 16. If the child is injured because of the drunk driver, the driver can be charged with a Class C felony and faces up to 15 years in prison.
According to the DWI attorney, “If a police officer has observed driving behavior that appears to indicate possible intoxication, such as speeding, swerving, running lights, or erratic driving, the officer may arrest the driver for better observe the driver’s behavior or appearance. Based on this observation, the officer can test the driver’s physical coordination through a series of field sobriety tests. Failure to perform at a given level will be an indication of intoxication.
Finally, Attorney Kofman stresses the importance of having a qualified attorney when dealing with matters such as identity theft. An experienced lawyer may be able to help the accused understand their rights and protect their liberty.
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Russ Kofman is a seasoned and aggressive litigator who handles cases in state and federal courts. He is managing partner of the law firm Lebedin Kofman. The attorney handles civil rights cases as well as family law, high net worth divorce and highly contested custody cases. Attorney Kofman believes in his clients and works hard to defend their rights and help them achieve the best possible outcome for each of their cases. Call today to speak with attorney Russ Kofman: 646-663-4430.
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