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Skilled DWI And DUI Defense

From the moment you are charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI), you may face the immediate loss of driving privileges and vehicle impoundment. This is why it is imperative that you hire an experienced and qualified DWI / DUI attorney immediately. A conviction for DWI or DUI may result in fines, house arrest, local incarceration and, in some cases, even prison time.

DUI And DWI In New York

In New York, the blood alcohol content (BAC) limit is set at .08 for drivers over the age of 21. For those under 21, the BAC limit is .02-.07. For commercial drivers, the limit is .04. Those with a BAC of .18 or more can be charged with an aggravated DWI (A-DWI).

In New York, having a license to operate a motor vehicle automatically provides your consent to be tested if stopped by a law enforcement officer while driving. This is the state’s “implied consent” law, and it can be used by the officer to test your BAC level if you are stopped on the suspicion of drunk driving. They can test your BAC either through a blood test or a Breathalyzer test. If you refuse to take either test, your license can be revoked for one year, and you can be fined $500 for your first offense. If you refuse a second time within five years of the first refusal, you will be fined $750 and, at minimum, you will lose your license for 18 months. You would also have to reapply for a new driver’s license.

If you are convicted of a DUI or DWI, points will be added to your license and it will be suspended or revoked depending on your previous record. An experienced attorney is paramount to preserving your driving and employment future.

As a former prosecutor in the Erie County District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Riordan has prosecuted and tried hundreds of DWI and DUI cases, at both the felony and misdemeanor levels. As a defense attorney, he has utilized this vast experience to defend those who have been charged with a DWI or DUI. Mr. Riordan is dedicated in achieving the best outcome for every client.

The Determined Defense When You Need It

Mr. Riordan’s zealous representation and uncompromising ethics instills confidence and trust. His success in the courtroom reflects his experience, expertise and thorough preparation. He has been presented with many prestigious awards for his many years of hard work and success in law. If you find yourself charged with a DWI or DUI in Buffalo, you’re going to need someone who is going to fight for you and who is not afraid of the courtroom. Call today for a personal consultation at call our office or contact us online.