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Driving While Intoxicated

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DWI is a Serious Offense

If you have been charged with a DWI in New York, you need an experienced attorney on your side. While many people mistakenly think that a DWI is a just a minor traffic offense, DWI is a serious crime. In recent years, laws throughout the state and across the nation have become very strict. Anyone caught operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is likely to face harsh punishment.

Defending Clients Charged With DWI

James Tyner is a well-respected criminal defense attorney who knows how to defend clients charged with alcohol and drug-related driving crimes. James represents clients in Schenectady, Albany, and throughout New York State in DWI cases and related matters.

Experience Matters

In many situations, I am able to quickly identify mistakes and improper procedures on the part of law enforcement that can lead to a reduction or complete dismissal of the charges. For instance, your initial traffic stop may have been illegal if the police did not have probable cause to pull you over. Depending upon the weather, lighting and other conditions at the time of a traffic stop, field sobriety tests can be very difficult to administer. Additionally, considering that these tests are administered by police with limited training, field sobriety tests are known to be inherently unreliable and the results are often thrown out upon a showing that the police officer(s) failed to follow proper testing procedures.

Penalties for DWI Offenses

Depending upon the specific circumstances of your case, the penalties for a DWI conviction can include the loss of your driving privileges, substantial fines and a possible jail sentence. Even if this is your first DWI, the minimum mandatory penalty for an Aggravated DWI in New York is $1,000 and can be as high as $2,500. In addition, recent changes to New York law now make the installation of ignition interlock devices mandatory for drivers convicted of certain DWI offenses.

Convictions Follow You For Life

Beyond the harsh criminal punishments, if you are convicted of a DWI, you will have a criminal record that will follow you for the rest of your life. Your criminal record can prevent you from gaining employment, obtaining certain professional licenses and even securing housing or a loan.

Related DWI Topics

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Why Choose James?

At our law office, I take every DWI case seriously. I will provide you with focused, skilled and aggressive representation every step of the way. I will carefully examine your case from every angle to identify the best available defense strategies.

15 Years Experience in Investigations, Arrests, and Trials

If you are being investigated by the police or have been arrested for a crime, it is very important to have the right criminal defense attorney on your side. James Tyner is a criminal defense lawyer with 15 years experience, delivering comprehensive and aggressive criminal defense services. My firm represents clients throughout New York State in serious criminal cases. We are a strong and trusted legal team offering unmatched service and proven results to our clients.

Focus Exclusively on Criminal Cases

My sole focus is on defending clients in criminal cases. Because I limit my practice to criminal defense, you can trust that I know the law and will do everything within my power to achieve the best results possible for you.

Return Calls 24 Hours a Day.

We return phone calls fast. Often, we are under an hour in returning a phone call. We regularly speak with clients after hours, late at night, and on the weekends. We have even spoken to clients on Christmas Day at dinner time. We understand that your case means the world to you and we take case seriously.

Statewide Coverage in New York

We work with clients in Latham and Albany. We also work with clients for serious criminal cases in the state of New York. Contact us to see whether we can assist with your case.

Your Freedom, Future & Reputation are at Stake

Everyone deserves a defense, no matter their budget. There are no do-overs in this game. Who you hire is the most important decision that you make. Don’t wait, contact James today My firm will explain what is happening and work one on one with you at every stage of the process, from investigation to arrest, from a bail hearing to trial. Whether you have been accused of drunk driving, rape, drug possession, fraud or any other type of state or federal crime, I am fully prepared to take on your case.

Discuss Your Situation With an Experienced DWI Attorney Today

If you have been charged with a DWI/DUI, you can’t afford to go it alone. A DWI comes with harsh consequences, including substantial monetary fines and the possibility of spending significant time in jail. You need to talk with a skilled DWI attorney who will explain the law and work with you to develop a solid defense strategy.

I know the law and how the legal system operates in New York. Contact the office today to schedule a free consultation by calling 866-642-3807 or email him directly.