Legal Practice Areas
- Appellate Law
- Article 78 Proceedings
- Criminal Law
- Traffic Tickets (VTL)
Recently, New York has established a new DWI offense, Aggravated DWI. Individuals may be charged with Aggravated DWI if their BAC is determined to be 0.18 or higher. Aggravated DWI is a felony offense and the penalties are much harsher than that of an ordinary DWI. In addition, the law places significant restrictions on plea bargaining an aggravated DWI.
Update: On December 18, 2009, an otherwise misdemeanor DWI charge is transformed into an aggravted DWI (felony) if there is a child 15 years of age or less in the vehicle.
If you have been charged with aggravated DWI, call Matthew C. Hug, at 518.283.3288 for a free initial consultation.