Your DWI defense advocates
At NoonanBrown Law, we understand what is at stake in your DWI case. We have the experience and resources it takes to protect your rights and get results.
A DWI conviction can bring severe repercussions. In addition to a possible jail sentence, you may face dramatic restrictions on your ability to drive.
Driving restrictions may include any of the following: a revocation or suspension of your driver's license or driving privileges, the requirement that you place an interlock device on your car, the requirement that you wear an ankle bracelet which measures the amount of alcohol in your bloodstream, mandatory enrollment in a months-long treatment programs, and even the possible forfeiture of your vehicle.
Put a former prosecutor on your team.
Chris Brown is a former prosecutor in the Broome County District Attorney's Office who handled thousands of criminal and domestic violence cases, from traffic tickets to Felony Driving While Intoxicated, Violent Assault and First Degree Rape. Chris has brought over 100 cases to trial. His work on both sides of the courtroom gives him the unique insights to anticipate an opponent's arguments and build a defense accordingly. During his time as a prosecutor, he also became familiar with the local courts, judges, and opposing counsel. Leverage this experience to mount an aggressive defense against a wide range of charges.
This is a serious matter that needs prompt intervention of competent DWI attorneys who can minimize or eliminate the negative impact this arrest can have on the rest of your life. Certain defenses must be brought up in a timely matter, otherwise you forfeit the right to assert those defenses. Don't wait. Call Noonan Brown Law today to get ahead of this and navigate the process with experts.
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Why You Need A DWI Attorney
If you or a family member or friend has been charged with DWI or a similar charge, then you need to seriously consider getting a DWI attorney. Failure to do so could mean you face considerable fines along with the loss of work, considerable court cost, and you’re likely to lose your driving privileges. Here we’ll take a look at the different aspects of a DWI and similar charges and how they may affect you.
Understanding The Difference Between DWI And DUI Binghamton
Depending on the state that you live in, some will use the terms DUI and DWI interchangeably. In other states, these terms are used separately. In New York state DUI is not a term used legally. DWI and DWAI are the terms typically used by police when charging someone for driving under the influence. In states where the term DUI is used, it refers to driving under the influence and can mean either the influence of alcohol or drugs. The term DWI, however, is most often used to specifically mean driving while under the influence of alcohol.
DUI Lawyer Binghamton
As described above this term means driving under the influence. It can mean the person is driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. It is not a legal term used in the state of New York.
Driving While Intoxicated Binghamton
This is a specific term that means the individual has been found to be driving while over the legal limits of intoxication. This means that their blood alcohol is .08 or higher. If charged with a DWI it is a criminal offense and therefore can result in the loss of driving privileges as well as jail time. Additionally, there are usually fines that are accompanied if convicted as well as needing to pay all related court cost.
Driving While Ability Impaired By Drugs Binghamton
If you or someone you know find yourself charged with a DWAI drugs charge then it is serious and will require the assistance of a qualified attorney. If you are found guilty it will mean that you have a criminal record and you could receive a fine of as much as $1,000 as well as the loss of your license for up to 6 months or even a jail sentence. Anytime someone has been found to be operating a vehicle while under the influence and it has impaired their ability to drive, then they can be given a charge of DWAI.
Attorneys that specialize in criminal defense are most often called barristers. When someone is facing a criminal charge, then this is the type of attorney they should seek out. Most of these attorneys will need to be retained privately but there are some that are assigned through the court systems when a person has shown their inability to afford a privately retained attorney. If you find yourself facing any of the charges mentioned above you should seek a competent lawyer to help you as they can often significantly reduced charges and in some cases, they may be able to completely beat the charge altogether. Call Noonan Brown Law today. Serving Binghamton Owego & Elmira New York.