Being charged with any type of criminal offense can be a distressing and confusing experience. New York criminal law is a complicated topic, so you might not even be sure why you were arrested for driving while intoxicated. It is very difficult to build an effective criminal defense when you do not fully understand the nature of your arrest. Here are just a few reasons why a person might be charged with a DWI and the possible criminal consequences.
In New York, the legal blood alcohol limit for driving is .08. For years this has been the same across the entire nation, but now one state has enacted far stricter laws. Drivers in this other state will now have to prepare a criminal defense if they drive with a BAC of .05 percent.