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Troy DWI Attorneys

Troy DWI Attorneys

Providing DWI Defense for all of New York

Troy, New York is an up-and-coming urban center – often referred to as the Brooklyn of Upstate New York. Local businesses thrive, as many of the city’s college students choose to remain in Troy post-graduation. In fact, locals acknowledge that Troy’s “demographic shift” to a boisterous, youthful population – this has much to do with the college-town atmosphere, coupled with the booming downtown.

In many instances, however, excited young adults do not always make the best decisions, particularly when it comes to having a few cold ones before driving home. And, driving while intoxicated (even just a little bit) is not limited to the college kids and young professionals of Troy. Anyone, even the most responsible adult around, might make a mistake and get behind the wheel after one (or more) too many. Unfortunately, these errors in judgment may have drastic consequences. Drunk drivers can seriously hurt or kill themselves, as well as innocent bystanders. Additionally, getting arrested and charged with DWI in Troy can negatively affect careers, financial situations, and even personal freedom.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for DWI, it is crucial that you contact a reputable, highly experienced Troy DWI defense attorney as soon as possible. It cannot be stressed enough as to how much rides on the outcome of a DWI case – so much so, in fact, that you simply must not leave it to chance. Hiring competent legal representation in your DWI case may be one of the most important choices you can make in life.

New York State is tough on drunk drivers.

New York State has some of the toughest drunk driving laws in the country. Needless to say, if you find yourself facing one or more criminal charges stemming from a DWI incident, you can expect the prosecution to take a hard-nosed approach during negotiations and/or at trial.

Penalties, fines, and more penalties.

A DWI conviction in New York can result in one (or several) of the following penalties:

  • Loss of license (possibly for several years)
  • Points on your license
  • Probation
  • Monetary fines and court fees
  • Negative effects on immigration and/or citizenship eligibility
  • Drastically increased auto insurance rates (possibly for many years)
  • Installation of an interlock device in your vehicle
  • Jail time
  • Required alcohol awareness classes and counseling
  • Loss of security clearance
  • Loss of career if your job is conditioned upon maintaining a “clean” criminal record (e.g., teachers, government workers, and commercial drivers – just to name a few)
  • Negative effects on possible employment, volunteer, and housing opportunities
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Have Questions?

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  • If I hire an attorney but do not want to go to trial, can I settle?
    In the course of preparing a case for trial, your personal injury attorney will work with the defense attorneys and insurance companies in an effort to secure a fair settlement for you and your family. The final decision to accept an offer of settlement or go to trial is yours alone to make.
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  • If arrested, what steps can I take on my behalf?

    1. Do not discuss your situation with anyone except your attorney.

    2. Unless your attorney says otherwise, do not discuss your case with law enforcement.

    3. Request to have your attorney present if you are to be put in a lineup or subjected to testing.

    4. Remain calm and courteous. Allow your attorney to speak for you to ensure that your rights are protected and you are given all the benefits afforded to you under the law.
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  • What is the difference between criminal procedure and civil procedure?
    When a crime has been committed, action is taken by a government agency against the person, persons, organization or other entity that violated the law. The first purpose of a criminal prosecution is punishment, which frequently consists of a fine or jail time. In a civil matter, the dispute is between two or more individuals or entities. The first purpose of a civil prosecution is obtaining compensation for the wronged person or entity. Settlement in a civil matter is generally an award of a money judgment. A criminal sentence is not imposed in a civil matter.
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