Answering Common DWI/DUI Questions
The attorneys at Braunfotel & Frendel LLC offer nearly 30 years of combined legal experience to drivers facing DWI/DUI charges in New York City. We’re here to aggressively protect your rights and to mitigate the consequences you may face.
To help you understand your rights and options after a DWI/DUI arrest, we have compiled three of the most frequently asked questions about New York’s drunk driving laws.
Do I Have To Take A Field Sobriety Test?
Drivers do have a right to avoid submitting to a field sobriety test. However, by doing so, the police officer may have probable cause to arrest you for a DWI/DUI. Refusing the test does leave less evidence available for the prosecution to seek a conviction, but there are significant penalties that may be administered. A DWI/DUI conviction after a sobriety test refusal can result in fines or a loss of your license.
What Happens To My License After A DWI/DUI Arrest?
For a first-time offense, you may receive a minimum six-month license suspension after a conviction. The penalties increase significantly for multiple convictions. Our attorneys understand how important your license is. We do everything in our power to protect your ability to drive in New York.
Why Do I Need An Attorney For My DWI Case?
Many drivers try to proceed after a DWI/DUI arrest without the help of an attorney. By working with a drunk driving lawyer, you are partnering with someone who knows the laws, knows your rights and will develop a strong plan to help lessen the penalties after the arrest.
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