DWI DEFENSE ATTORNEY

Buffalo DWI Defense Attorney
 

The Turbo Team | Trbovich Law Firm

Experienced DWI Defense Serving Buffalo & Western New York

Phone: 716-222-2222

WNY’s Leading DWI Attorney

Police lights in your rear-view mirror are bound to cause a sinking feeling in your stomach, but if you’ve been drinking, the Turbo Team can help from having this ruin your life. If you’ve been accused of driving drunk in Buffalo or throughout Western New York, whether it is a DWI or DWAI, the Turbo Team can help defend your rights and beat the charge.

You Need A DWI Attorney You Can Trust

A DWI conviction can change your life. It may mean having a breathalyzer attached to your car, increased insurance rates, losing your driving privileges, endless fines, a criminal record, and losing your freedom. The Western New York Courts treat drunk driving cases very seriously. Prosecutors and judges throughout the Buffalo region are consistently seeking and imposing harsh penalties for those convicted for drunk driving. You need a team with the expertise and experience to fight for you.

Contact The Turbo Team Today

The Turbo Team at the Trbovich Law Firm has the resources and skill to help you properly manage your drinking and driving case and fight for a positive outcome. The judge or the court will impose severe penalties for drunk driving, but our team will help you prepare to moderate or otherwise dismiss your charges. We have decades of experience successfully fighting DWI cases, so we will help you prepare for court and present our DWI defense strategy.
 

DWI (Driving While Intoxicated)

What is DWI?

DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) charges are based on your BAC, your behavior, and your apparent degree of intoxication. In New York State, you can be arrested for DWI if your BAC is over .08%. Additional factors may weigh in, such as your age (under 21 limit is .02%) and if you are operating a commercial vehicle (.04% limit).

What are the tiers of DWI?

Your level of impairment can play a factor in the charges levied against you. Drivers who register a BAC of over .18% can be charged with Aggravated DWI which carries stricter penalties and restrictions on your ability to plea-bargain.

What is the punishment for DWI?

Drunk driving charges are taken very seriously in Western New York. With a DWI conviction in NYS, you are faced with mandatory fines, loss of your license and potential jail time. The penalties become more severe and harder to fight depending on your level of impairment and number of offenses.

Courts throughout Western New York treat DWI cases very seriously. The Turbo Team will handle your case with the utmost care to reduce your penalty, help you keep your license, and avoid jail time.
 

DWAI (Driving While Ability Impaired)

What is DWAI?

DWAI stands for Driving While Ability Impaired. In New York State, if your ability to drive is impaired by drugs or alcohol, you can be charged with DWAI. Different from a DWI which requires strict intoxication, DWAI can result from evidence that your motor skills or mental faculties are not fully functional as a result of the consumption of drugs or alcohol.

What is the punishment for DWAI?

DWAI convictions can warrant many of the same harsh penalties as DWI including mandatory fines, loss of driving privileges, and potential jail-time.
 
 

What Should You Do?

If you’ve been accused of drunk driving and face either DWI or DWAI charges in Buffalo or throughout Western New York, it’s important to know your rights and have a team of attorneys who will fight for you. Ensuring that you know your rights and understand the charges that are brought against you is key to a successful outcome for your case.

The WNY District Attorney, or Assistant DA, is an experienced lawyer who is subject to immense social and political pressures to aggressively prosecute your DWI case in court. You need to level the playing field and get an experienced local DWI Defense Attorney who focuses on drunk driving cases with the experience and know-how best to best protect your rights!

How Can You Fight DWI Charges?

At the Trbovich Law Firm, we know that every client and case is different, so we work with you to develop your personalized defense strategy. We will scrutinize every aspect of your case to help you get the justice you deserve. Our DWI attorneys take a proactive three-dimensional approach to your case:

  1. Dimension 1: Attack the Legal Issues in Your DWI Case
  2. Dimension 2: Paint a Positive Picture of Who You Are
  3. Dimension 3: Earn Yourself Out of Trouble

 
 

Additional DWI Resources

  • BRAD BAC Estimation Chart For Men

    Approximate Blood Alcohol Concentration (%)

    Drinks

    Body Weight (lbs)

    Comments

    100 120 140 160 180 200 220 240
    0 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 Safest Driving
    1 .04 .03 .03 .02 .02 .02 .02 .02 Driving Skills Highly ImpairedCriminal Penalties Possible
    2 .08 .06 .05 .05 .04 .04 .03 .03
    3 .11 .09 .08 .07 .06 .06 .05 .05
    4 .15 .12 .11 .09 .08 .08 .07 .06
    5 .19 .16 .13 .12 .11 .09 .09 .08
    6 .23 .19 .16 .14 .13 .11 .10 .09 Legally IntoxicatedCriminal Penalties
    7 .26 .22 .19 .16 .15 .13 .12 .11
    8 .30 .25 .21 .19 .17 .15 .14 .13
    9 .34 .28 .24 .21 .19 .17 .15 .14
    10 .38 .31 .27 .23 .21 .19 .17 .16 Death Possible

    Subtract 0.01% for each 40 minutes of drinking.
    One drink is 1.25 oz. of 80 proof liquor, 12 oz. of beer, or 5 oz. of table wine.

    BRAD BAC Estimation Chart For Women

    Approximate Blood Alcohol Concentration (%)

    Drinks

    Body Weight (lbs)

    Comments

    90 100 120 140 160 180 200 220 240
    0 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 Safest Driving
    1 .05 .05 .04 .03 .03 .03 .02 .02 .02 Driving Skills Highly ImpairedCriminal Penalties Possible
    2 .10 .09 .08 .07 .06 .05 .05 .04 .04
    3 .15 .14 .11 .10 .09 .08 .07 .06 .06
    4 .20 .18 .15 .13 .11 .10 .09 .08 .08
    5 .25 .23 .19 .16 .14 .13 .11 .10 .09
    6 .30 .27 .23 .19 .17 .15 .14 .12 .11 Legally IntoxicatedCriminal Penalties
    7 .35 .32 .27 .23 .20 .18 .16 .14 .13
    8 .40 .36 .30 .26 .23 .20 .18 .17 .15
    9 .45 .41 .34 .29 .26 .23 .20 .19 .17
    10 .51 .45 .38 .32 .28 .25 .23 .21 .19 Death Possible

    Subtract 0.01% for each 40 minutes of drinking.
    One drink is 1.25 oz. of 80 proof liquor, 12 oz. of beer, or 5 oz. of table wine.

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  • Laws Pertaining to DWI Charge in NYS

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  • NYS Drinking Driver Program