dui-dwi-arrestA driving while intoxicated charge is a criminal matter, a conviction will change your life forever.  If you or a loved one have been arrested for a DWI in Rochester NY , you have come to the right place.  Lawyers at Moyer and Russi , have the experience to fight for you and achieve the best possible outcome, regardless of the severity of your DWI offense.

The attorneys Moyer and Russi understand the consequences of a DWI arrest and the problems that follow.  You can be calm knowing that a knowledgeable, experienced lawyer is fighting for you and understands your situation and will protect your rights.

In New York, if you drive under the influence you can be charged with a criminal DWI. If you are convicted of a DWI, or enter a “no contest” plea, you can face fees in excess of $10,000, loss of your drivers license, time in jail, and/or probation. Blood Alcohol content (or BAC) varies with age and situation. If you are under the age of 21, the limit for a blood alcohol content  is 0.02%  if you are 21 or over it is 0.08% Blood alcohol content level, for a commercial driver it is 0.04%. If your blood alcohol content exceeds 0.18 you may be charged with an aggravated DWI If you have a commercial license and a Blood Alcohol Content are  it is 0.04

What if you refuse to take a chemical test in New York?

New York has an implied consent law. That means that if you refuse to submit to a chemical test you will be subject to a fine and automatic license suspension.

What are the penalties for a DUI/DWI in New York?

1st Offense 2nd Offense 3rd Offense
Jail Up to 1 year Up to 4 years Up to 7 years
Fines and Penalties $500 to $1,000 $1,000 to $5,000 $2,000 to $10,000
License Suspension Min. 6 months Min. 1 year Min. 1 year
Ignition Interlock Device Yes Yes Yes

Our Goal as your Lawyer

Our goal as DWI/DUI criminal lawyer is to get a complete dismissal of your charges, if this is not possible our lawyers will focus on reducing the DWI charges and decreasing both the financial and criminal penalties of your arrest.   We cannot guarantee your license will not be suspended.   We guarantee that if you fail to challenge your license will be suspended.