Driving While Impaired by Drugs

DWI Isn’t Restricted to Drunk Driving. Speak to a Queens DWI Lawyer!

The first thing that most people think of when they hear “DWI” is drunk driving. But the truth is that driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges aren’t restricted to drunken driving alone—you can be arrested for driving while intoxicated by drugs as well as alcohol.

NYS Vehicle & Traffic Law Definition of "DWAI Drugs"

“Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs”—or DWAI Drugs—is defined in NYS Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1192 as operating a motor vehicle “while the person’s ability to operate such a motor vehicle is impaired by the use of a drug.”

Have you been arrested for DWAI Drugs in Queens? Do not hesitate to speak with a Queens DWI attorney. Your charges could result in heavy fines and possible jail time unless you act now and fight your charges. The Law Office of Kevin P. O’Donnell can explain your situation to you and provide skilled representation throughout your case. Call today at (888) 715-1735 to speak with a criminal defense attorney 24/7 about your DWI case.

Penalties for DWAI Drugs in New York

  • Misdemeanor
  • Fine of $500 – $1,000; and / or
  • Up to 1 year in jail.

Repeat offenses could eventually be charges as felonies. Aggravating factors can also affect the severity of your DWAI Drug charge, such as severe personal injury (SPI) to someone other than yourself, or a child present in the vehicle (CPI).

Fight Your DWAI – Contact a DWI Attorney in Queens!

The Law Office of Kevin P. O’Donnell has nearly 20 years of criminal defense experience. We recognize that our clients are coming to us after traumatic experiences, which is why we offer 24/7 phone services and personal attention . No matter when you call, you will reach us.

Criminal Defense Attorney Kevin O’Donnell is a former prosecutor, which means he is familiar with both sides of the courtroom. He uses his knowledge and experience to prepare his clients’ defenses from every angle. No stone is ever left unturned so that every client has the best possible chance of getting their charges dropped or their case dismissed. When you trust your DWI case to Attorney O’Donnell, you can have confidence that your criminal defense lawyer will give you and your case the attention you expect.

Contact us today at (888) 715-1735 to set up your DWI case evaluation!

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