More Than 15 Years Of Successful DUI And DWI Defense
One of the most significant mistakes you can make when charged with DUI (driving under the influence) or DWI (driving while intoxicated) is underestimating your situation. Although DUIs and DWIs are among the more common criminal offenses, they are incredibly serious.
In more than 15 years as a criminal defense attorney, Lorenzo Napolitano, Attorney at Law, has successfully handled thousands of drunk driving cases. At his law office in Rochester, he can shield you from the harsh consequences of a conviction of a DUI or DWI.
The Ramifications Of A DUI/DWI/DWAI
In addition to DUI and DWI, New York State has a criminal charge called DWAI – driving with abilities impaired – that applies to drivers whose blood alcohol content falls below the legal limit of .08 but who were still impaired by drugs or alcohol. The penalties for these offenses can include:
- A fine of $500 to $1,000
- Community service
- Mandatory drug and alcohol counseling
- Driver’s license suspension or revocation
- Jail time of five days to seven years
However, the consequences can reach much further than the criminal sentence. You can lose your job, lose housing opportunities and lose the mode of transportation that you rely on for work and family needs.
Are You A First-Time Offender?
Fortunately, first offenders often receive much more lenient sentences. Mr. Napolitano can often persuade the district attorney to drop your charges or put you in deferred sentencing. By humanizing clients to the court, he has helped countless people get the help they need for alcohol and drug dependency instead of suffering in the criminal justice system.
Speak With An Attorney About A Free DUI/DWI Consultation
As soon as you can, get in touch with a defense attorney to protect your rights. Money might be tight for you right now, so Mr. Napolitano offers complimentary consultations about your criminal charge. Get your free consultation now by calling 585-512-8185 or by using our online contact form.