As an experienced Buffalo DWI Lawyer, clients often ask me “What’s the difference between a DWI and DWAI in New York? In New York State, when you are charged with a DWI, it is based on two factors: your BAC, which is your blood alcohol content and on the observations of the officer on how you performed on certain tests. The legal BAC in New York State is .08 or under. If you register above .08, you will be charged with driving while intoxicated. If you register .06 or .07, you will be charged with a non-criminal traffic infraction called driving while impaired by alcohol.
If you have been charged for DWI or DWAI in New York, contact experienced DWI Lawyer Arthur Pressman to be your ticket to justice!