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What to do if you are arrested for a DWI

Over Labor Day, New York State Police were out in force to catch drunk drivers. If you were pulled over and arrested for DWI over the holiday weekend or at another time, you have options and rights under the law.

After arrest for driving while intoxicated (DWI), you have two options:

1. You can negotiate a plea bargain. This can help you to minimize the penalties you may face and reduce the risk of more serious penalties if you go to trial.

2. You can take your case to trial. Trials can be risky. However, if you have a strong defense, you may be able to secure a not-guilty verdict or have your case dismissed.

The path you take in your case will depend on the specific circumstances in your case. An attorney can help you weigh these options and make informed decisions after a DWI arrest in New York.

Having an advocate is essential

With a DWI arrest and conviction, you face serious penalties. You can lose your license, pay hefty penalties, spend time in jail and face other consequences. If you work in a licensed profession - as a commercial driver, teacher, nurse or in a similar position - a DWI conviction can have an adverse impact on your career.

An attorney can help you minimize the penalties you face. Your lawyer can also help you understand the legal process and advocate on your behalf in plea negotiations or in the courtroom.

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