Buffalo DWI Attorney Discusses DWI vs. DWAI Penalties

I am often asked as a Buffalo DWI Attorney by clients what the difference in penalties are between a DWI and a DWAI in New York.  A DWI is based on two factors, your blood alcohol content and how you perform on a field sobriety test for the arresting officer.  In NYS, the legal BAC is .08 and under.

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If you register above a .08 you will be charged with a DWI.  I advise clients as a Buffalo DWI Attorney that if you register between a .06 and a .07, you will be given a noncriminal traffic infraction called driving while impaired by alcohol.

If you have been pulled over by police and blew a .06 or higher on a breath test, contact Attorney Arthur Pressman to be your ticket to justice.

This short informational video was brought to you by Arthur Pressman, an experienced Buffalo DWI Attorney.

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