Driver Avoids Aggravated DWI Conviction in Yonkers-Westchester County, NY
A client of the Yonkers DWI defense firm of Proto, Sachs & Brown, LLP avoided a criminal conviction for Aggravated DWI in the Yonkers City Court and the elevated penalties associated with Aggravated DWI.
In this particular instance, the police were called to a one car accident which resulted in significant damage to property owned by a private homeowner. The driver was arrested at the scene and charged with Aggravated DWI in Yonkers based upon a BAC of 0.21%.
Notably, in 2006 the laws in New York pertaining to DWI were changed significantly. As a direct result of these changes, drivers who had a prior DWI convictions and those with elevated BAC levels greater than 0.18% were faced with stiffer penalties and a longer mandatory license revocation. In fact, Aggravated DWI, was an entirely new charge that did not exist prior to November of 2006. With Aggravated DWI, the driver must have a BAC (blood alcohol concentration) of 0.18% or higher. Any conviction under the law carries a fine with a surcharge are well over $1,000, and the person's driver's license will be revoked for at least one year.
These same penalties were facing our client in the Yonkers criminal court. However, after extensive investigation by our experienced DWI defense attorneys, the case concluded with the client avoiding an Aggravated DWI conviction. He did not pay the elevated fines and surcharges and he did not have his driver's license suspended for 12 months.
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