If you have been charged with a DWI or DUI in New York, you need a strong and experienced DWI 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.
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. 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.
James E. Tyner is a well-respected criminal defense attorney who knows how to defend clients charged with alcohol and drug-related driving crimes. The Law Office of James E. Tyner, PLLC represents clients in Schenectady, Albany, and throughout New York State in DWI/DUI cases and related matters, including:
At The Law Office of James E. Tyner, PLLC, 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.
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.
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. The Law Office of James E. Tyner, PLLC knows 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 completing our online contact form.