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Experienced DUI Defense Representation Means the Most Effective Counsel

DUI Defense at Manchanda Law, LLC

At Manchanda Law, we understand the level of stress and confusion involved in handling DWI situations. There may be many questions associated with this type of charge, but we are here to assist you every step of the way without a doubt. Additionally, our attorneys make it imperative to analyze each specific DWI case and cater to your needs. Below are the violations for DWIs in the state of New York, and more information on obtaining a lawyer for a DWI charge.

Alcohol/Drug Related Violations in New York State

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)

.08 Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) or higher or other evidence of intoxication. For drivers of commercial motor vehicles: .04 BAC or other evidence of intoxication.

Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (Aggravated DWI)

.18 BAC or higher

Driving While Ability Impaired by Alcohol (DWAI/Alcohol)

More than .05 BAC but less than .07 BAC, or other evidence of impairment.

Driving While Ability Impaired by a Single Drug other than Alcohol (DWAI/Drug)

Driving While Ability Impaired by a Combined Influence of Drugs or Alcohol (DWAI/Combination)

Chemical Test Refusal

A driver who refuses to take a chemical test (normally a test of breath, blood or urine).

Zero Tolerance Law

A driver who is less than 21 years of age and who drives with a .02 BAC to .07 BAC violates the Zero Tolerance Law.

In addition to these violations, there are consequences/fines attached. Many of these violations include a license suspension, and sometimes jail time depending on the offense.

Penalties/Fines (Up to Third DWI Offense)

Services Price Duration Details
Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (AGG DWI) $1,000 – $2,500 1 year Revoked for at least one year
Second AGG DWI in 10 years (E felony) $1,000 – $5,000 4 years Revoked for at least 18 months
Third AGG DWI in 10 years (D felony) $2,000 – $10,000 7 years Revoked for at least 18 months
Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving While Impaired by a Drug (DWAI-Drug) $500 – $1,000 1 years Revoked for at least six months
Second DWI or DWAI-Drug violation in 10 years (E felony) $1,000 – $5,000 4 years Revoked for at least one year
Third DWI or DWAI-Drug violation in 10 years (D felony) $2,000 – $10,000 7 years Revoked for at least one year

The laws concerning DWI charges can be difficult to navigate, so calling an attorney for the job is the right choice! If you need additional information or need assistance with a DWI charge, please do not hesitate to call our office at (212) 968-8600.


Attorney Rahul Manchanda

Professor, Author, and Attorney Rahul Manchanda worked for one of the largest law firms in Manhattan where he focused on asbestos litigation. At the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (“UNCITRAL”) in Vienna, Austria, Mr. Manchanda was exposed to international trade law, arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, and comparisons of the American common law with European civil law.

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