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DWI Lawyer Buffalo New York

Stephen K. Underwood is a New York DWI attorney serving Buffalo, Niagara Falls, West Seneca, Amherst, Depew, Clarence, Cheektowaga, Orchard Park, Angola, Lackawanna, Alden, East Aurora, Boston, Brant, Colden, Collins, Concord, Eden, Grand Island, Hamburg, Holland, Lancaster, Marilla, Newstead, North Collins, Sardina, Tonawanda, North Tonawanda, Blasdell, Kenmore, and Williamsville.

Arrested for DWI in Buffalo, NY?

If you have been been arrested for DWI you are going to need an experienced criminal lawyer to represent you. This is important because rhe list of penalties associated with a DWI conviction has continued to grow. Most recently, new DMV Regulations have been instituted for multiple DWI offenders that for some will result in a Lifetime Revocation of their driver's license. Any Revocation triggers a "Lifetime Review" of your driving record upon re-aplication to restore your driving privileges. Other changes in penalties have occurred, including the requirement of first time DWI offenders to install an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) at their own expense.

DWI Glossary of Terms

1) ADWI - Aggregated Driving While Intoxicated - Arrest for DWI with a BAC of .18% or Higher.

2) ADWIC - Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a Child - Arested for ADWI, DWI or DWAI with a child 15 years old or younger in the car.

3) BAC - Blood Alcohol Content - 0.10% means that there are 0.10 g of alcohol for every dL of blood.

4) CD - Conditional License - License granted to people who enter the DDP after a Conviction for ADWI, DWI and DWAI.

5) CDL - Commercial Drivers License.

6) DDP - Drinker Driver Program - Enables you to get a Conditional License.

7) DMV - Department of Motor Vehicles.

8) DRA - Driver Responsibility Assessment - Surcharge imposed by the DMV (most commonly for DWI convictions and chemical test refusals).

9) DWAI - Driving While Ability Impaired by Alcohol and/or Drugs.

10) DWI - Driving While Intoxicated by Alcohol or Drugs.

11) HL - Hardship License - If your are SPP it is a license sometimes awarded at Arraignment so you can drive to and from work.

12) IID - Ignition Interlock Device - Device installed on car to prevent ignition from starting if you blow into it after consuming alcohol.

13) SPP - Suspended Pending Prosecution - License Suspension at Arraighnment because you tested as having a BAC of .08% or more, or you refused a chemical test. If you took the chemical test you may be eligible for a hardship license. If you don't get a hardship license you may be eligible for a conditional license in 30 days. If you refused the chemical test your license will be suspended for 14 days until the DMV refusal hearing is held, unless the officer did not prepare a report of refusal. If the DMV Judge (ALJ) finds that you refused, then your suspension continues for a year (or more). If the Judge finds that you did not refuse your license will be restored pending the outcome of the Court Case.

14) RO - Repeat Offenders - New Regulations by the NY DMV effecting repeat DWI offenders.

15) VIP - Victim Impact Panel - When a driver is convicted of DWI the offender's sentence usually includes a requirement that the offender attend a Victim Impact Panel.

Need to Know More About DWI

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Stephen K. Underwood, Attorney at Law
1395 Union Road West Seneca, NY 14224
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