Don’t Let DWI Charges Change Your Life
Even on the first offense, a conviction for misdemeanor or aggravated DWI can change your life:
- Your license could be suspended, forcing you to find alternate means of getting from place to place.
- You could face financial damage, not only in the form of fines, but in the form of increased car insurance premiums.
- You will have the conviction on your record for anyone to see, including potential employers.
From our office in Amherst, Patrick M. Noe, Jr., Attorney at Law, provides misdemeanor and aggravated DWI defense representation to people in Buffalo and throughout western and upstate New York. We have the experience to protect you from the consequences of these charges.
The Difference Between Misdemeanor And Aggravated DWI
There are a variety of ways that you can be charged for DWI. Police can actually charge you with common law DWI without conducting a breath test. They can charge you based on appearance, slurred speech or the scent of alcohol. More commonly though, misdemeanor DWI is based on results of .08 or above on a breath test.
If your test results show blood alcohol content of .18 or above, you can be charged with aggravated DWI. This is actually a form of misdemeanor DWI, but it comes with increased penalties.
DWI Defense Strategies
You want a lawyer who knows how to defend you against misdemeanor or aggravated DWI charges. You will find that attorney at our law firm.
We will work hard to protect you from the consequences of these charges, using every strategy at our disposal to have the charges reduced or eliminated. One of the most common strategies we use is reducing DWI to DWAI, which is not a criminal offense.