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What is an Aggravated DWI in Queens, NY?

What is an Aggravated DWI in Queens, NY? New York’s crimes are typically divided into two forms of each crime: the standard offense, and an “aggravated” version. Each aggravated crime has specific factors or requirements that turn the “simple” crime into the aggravated form. For driving while intoxicated (DWI), there are actually multiple levels. Aggravated DWI is the most severe form of DWI and involves...

What’s the Difference Between DUI and DWI in Queens?

What’s the Difference Between DUI and DWI in Queens? New York has some strange names for its drunk driving and drugged driving offenses. While most people may simply call it “DUI” or “DWI” based on what they’ve seen in movies and on TV, there are actually very specific names that deal with different legal situations, and refer to charges under different sections of the NY Vehicle and Traffic Law. If you or a loved one...

What Legal Defenses Can Get DWI Charges Dropped in New York?

What Legal Defenses Can Get DWI Charges Dropped in New York? Being charged with DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) is a nerve-wracking experience, and with good reason.  Penalties for intoxicated driving in New York can be extremely severe, not only in terms of the fines, jail time, and license suspension, but also the effects upon your reputation, employability, and your ability to take advantage of different opportunities in life.  For example, a...