Olean DUI/ DWI Attorneys
Experienced Cattaraugus County Drunk Driving Defense Lawyers
Being charged with a DWI in New York or Pennsylvania is a serious matter. In addition to facing large fines, high insurance premiums, installation of an ignition interlock device and the possibility of losing your license, you can be sentenced to jail or prison time. You could also be convicted of a felony for a repeat offense, a severe offense or if an accident or child passengers were involved in the incident. In Pennsylvania, repeat offenders or those with very high alcohol blood concentration may face mandatory jail or prison sentences. Regardless of what actually happened, it is important to seek qualified legal advice at the earliest possible opportunity if you wish to reach the best outcome.
DWI (driving while intoxicated) or DUI (driving under the influence) is defined in both New York and Pennsylvania as the operation of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 percent or above. In both New York and Pennsylvania, the law provides for more serious charges based on the level of intoxication as indicated by the BAC level. DWI typically involves a combination of a criminal charge and a DMV citation, the latter of which can lead to the suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. For many people, the loss of that license means they can’t get to work or transport their kids.
Strong, Knowledgeable Representation in DWI/DUI Matters
At Carr Saglimben LLP, we represent clients who are facing drunk driving charges of all kinds, including:
- Misdemeanor DWI, which is common for a first offense and/or marginal BAC levels
- Aggravated DWI, which is charged in New York if BAC is greater than .18 percent
- Felony DWI, which is charged when there is a repeat offense, a serious accident or child passengers are involved
- DWAI — driving while ability impaired — which involves driving under the influence of drugs
- Vehicular homicide involving DUI accidents
If one of our attorneys represents you, we will work skillfully to reduce the consequences, whether this means negotiating with the prosecution or helping arrange for alternative sentencing that involves treatment or probation. If you believe you are innocent, we will fight aggressively on your behalf, challenging the evidence against you in order to have the charges dismissed or to achieve an acquittal at trial.
Contact an Olean DUI/DWI Lawyer for a Free Consultation
We offer a free consultation to New York and Pennsylvania residents who have been charged with DWI or traffic violations. We serve residents of Allegany, Cattaraugus, McKean and Potter counties, as well as drivers from other areas and other states. Call Carr Saglimben LLP at 716-376-0331 or toll free at 866-930-0131 for confidential advice regarding DWI charges.