Fighting a DWI
If you have been arrested for drunk driving, it is best to hire a lawyer experienced in fighting a DWI to minimize or completely get rid of the penalties. Here is what you need to know.
Fighting a DWI | Expungement
As an experienced Buffalo DWI Lawyer, people often ask me whether a DWI conviction can be expunged or sealed. In New York State if you get arrested and convicted of a DWI or a lesser charge of driving while impaired, that cannot be sealed or expunged. The reason being is the prosecutors in law enforcement need to look back on your driving record to see if you have any previous convictions. If you do have previous convictions for an alcohol-related offense, your penalties on a future arrest can be enhanced.
Fighting a DWI | Arrested for a DWI While Sleeping in a Vehicle That Isn’t Moving
As an experienced Kenmore 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?” The answer depends on a number of different variables such as were your keys in the ignition? Was the car running? Was your intent to drive the vehicle while you were intoxicated? My office looks into all these facts, investigates all the circumstances, and we will defend you if your car was not moving and your intent was not to drive.
Fighting a DWI | Arraignments
As an experienced Western New York DWI Lawyer I am often asked if one has to show up to their DWI arraignment. I represent many clients who come from Toronto, Ontario, and neighboring states and counties. They frequently ask me, “Do I have to come to court, or can you go to court for me?” When you are charged with a DWI or any criminal offense whether it’s traffic related or penile law related, you must make your initial appearance at arraignment in person. Oftentimes I am able to wave your other appearances in court until we have a final resolution of your case.
If you want legal guidance for fighting a DWI, please call our experienced Buffalo DWI lawyer Arthur Pressman today for a free consultation.