Finer & Giruzzi-Mosca DWI Defense Attorneys

Protecting Your Rights

315.724.7800

Timing is of the utmost importance in the successful Defense of your Case.

Charged with a DWI

We’ll clearly inform you as to your rights and let you know about the law as it applies to your case.

You will know exactly where you stand and so will a jury if your case goes to trial.

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"Charged with a DWI? You must call us as soon as possible after your arrest. Our first priority will be to keep the DWI charge off your record"

We will fight for you.

We encourage you to keep informed as to your case. Ask questions when things don’t seem right. And, most important of all, fight your case to the end.

Typical Alcohol Violations in New York State

  • DWI

    Driving While Intoxicated (DWI): .08 Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) or higher or other evidence of intoxication. Click here
    to see the complete list of violations and penalties at the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles

  • Aggravated DWI

    Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (Aggravated DWI): .18 BAC or higher Click here
    to see the complete list of violations and penalties at the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles

  • DWAI

    Driving While Ability Impaired by Alcohol (DWAI/Alcohol): more than .05 BAC but less than .07 BAC, or other evidence of impairment. Click here
    to see the complete list of violations and penalties at the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles

  • Chemical Test Refusal:

    Chemical Test Refusal: A driver who refuses to take a chemical test (normally a test of breath, blood, or urine). Click here
    to see the complete list of violations and penalties at the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles

  • Zero Tolerance Law:

    Zero Tolerance Law: A driver who is less than 21 years of age and who drives with a .02 BAC to .07 BAC Click here
    to see the complete list of violations and penalties at the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles

Penalties for Alcohol Related Violations

DWAI

15 Days Maximum Jail Term


  • $300-$500
  • Suspended for 90 days
  • Driving While Ability Impaired

DWI

1 year Maximum Jail Term


  • $500-$1,000
  • Revoked for at least six months
  • Driving While Intoxicated

AGG DWI

1 Year Maximum Jail Term


  • $1,000-$2,000
  • Revoked for at least one year
  • Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated

2ND AGG

4 Year Maximum Jail Term


  • $1,000-$5,000
  • Revoked for at least 18 months
  • Second AGG DWI in 10 years

3RD AGG

7 Year Maximum Jail Term


  • $2,000-$10,000
  • Revoked for at least 18 months
  • Third AGG DWI in 10 years

Find yourself in a difficult situation or fresh new venture, you deserve the best.

We'll help you solve your legal issues with prepardeness and  an aggressive approach.  Having served in the Utica area for over 40 years, we know the local landscape.

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2615 Genesee St.
City of Utica
NY 13501, United States.

Our Lawyers and Paralegals are experts in handling cases in Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Onondaga and Lewis Counties. We are Utica's Top Lawyers and Attorneys.

We’ll provide you the inside legal track to get you answers to problems and immediate control over your situation. The goal is a swift, decisive, and favorable outcome. Schedule a Consult Now.