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Did you get charged with a DWI and need help? Check out these 3 common DWI questions that we have answered for you, then call us today.

1. PENALTIES FOR A FIRST TIME DWI

3 Common DWI QuestionsI am frequently asked as a Buffalo DWI Attorney of the penalties for a first time DWI offense.  Unfortunately, even if this is your first time you will still be given a criminal conviction, and this will appear on your record for the rest of your life.   A penalty for a first time offender is a 6 month suspension of your license, a $500 minimum fine, and a $400 surcharge.  I advise clients as a Buffalo DWI Attorney that you will even be required to install an inter locking device in your vehicle at your expense for at least 6 months, plus monthly fees.  You will also be required to attend a victim-impact panel.  If you need a conditional or restricted license during the time your license has been suspended, you will need to take a DDP class.

2. DWI ACCIDENT

As an experienced Buffalo DWI Attorney I am regularly asked what will happen to a DWI offense if there was an accident involved as well.

  • Be sure to not flee the scene if you have been drinking and got in an accident
  • You do not have to tell the police how much you have had to drink

3. ARRESTED FOR SLEEPING IN A VEHICLE THAT ISN’T MOVING

As an experienced Buffalo DWI Attorney I am frequently asked “If I’m sleeping in my vehicle and the car is not running or moving, can I get arrested for a DWI?”

  • This depends on a variety of factors, such as whether your keys were in the ignition or not and whether or not the car was running

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If you have been charged with a DWI in New York State, read these 3 common DWI questions that have been answered for you! Then, contact Attorney Arthur Pressman, our experienced Buffalo DWI Attorney, to be your ticket to justice!

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