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In the state of New York, driving while intoxicated (DWI) is equivalent to driving under the influence (DUI) in other jurisdictions. Additionally, charges can be filed for driving while ability impaired (DWAI) or a Drug-DWAI if both alcohol and drugs are involved. Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels play a significant role in determining the severity of the offense, legal considerations, and potential penalties.

If you are facing DWI/DUI charges, don't delay—contact a zealous New York criminal defense attorney at 212.428.2000 to begin your defense with a consultation!


Impairment in DWI/DUI cases is influenced by several factors. While alcohol is a significant factor, other variables come into play, such as the quantity of alcohol consumed, the consumption of non-alcoholic food and beverages, the duration of alcohol consumption, gender, body weight, and physical composition.


Our legal team conducts a thorough investigation into the circumstances leading to your arrest. Failing a breathalyzer test does not automatically mean guilt. Breathalyzer results can be affected by simple actions like burping, making them unreliable evidence against you. Additionally, field sobriety tests are not always accurate indicators of intoxication. Our experienced New York DUI/DWI attorney can challenge the presented evidence and fight for the best possible outcome on your behalf.


Being falsely arrested for a crime you did not commit can have a profound impact on your future, reputation, and freedom. Such situations can be traumatic, making it crucial to protect your rights, hold responsible officers accountable, and prevent similar incidents from happening.


False arrest offenses can also be committed by private citizens. Any time you or a loved one is unjustifiably restrained, the perpetrator may be held liable for false imprisonment. In false arrest cases, the following considerations are important:

  • Was there intent behind the arrest?

  • Was there proper consent for the arrest?

  • Was the arrest lawful?

  • Were there any violations of civil rights?

  • Was the arrest supported by sufficient evidence?

  • Were there instances of police misconduct or misuse of their duties?

In cases involving accusations of restraining someone against their will, including kidnapping or unlawful detentions, our dedicated New York criminal defense lawyers will vigorously defend your rights.

Don't face DWI/DUI charges or false arrests alone. Seek legal assistance from Dalbir Singh & Associates, P.C., to protect your rights and secure the best possible outcome for your case. Call us now to discuss your situation and get the representation you need during this challenging time.


In New York, a DUI refers to operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher for drivers aged 21 and over. For drivers under 21, any measurable amount of alcohol in their system can result in a DUI charge.

The penalties for a DUI conviction in New York can vary depending on factors such as prior offenses and the specific circumstances of the case. They may include fines, license suspension, mandatory alcohol education programs, ignition interlock device installation, and potentially even imprisonment.

While you have the right to refuse a breathalyzer or chemical test in New York, doing so can result in administrative consequences, such as license suspension. It's important to consult with an experienced attorney to understand the potential implications of refusing a test.

If you are arrested for DUI in New York, it's crucial to seek legal representation as soon as possible. Contacting an experienced DUI defense attorney can help protect your rights, guide you through the legal process, and provide you with the necessary legal advice.

Yes, it is possible to challenge the results of a breathalyzer or chemical test in a New York DUI case. Factors such as improper calibration, equipment malfunction, or errors in administration may provide grounds for challenging the accuracy and reliability of the test results.

In some cases, there may be alternatives to a DUI conviction in New York, such as plea negotiations or participation in diversion programs. Consulting with an experienced attorney can help determine if any alternative options are available in your specific case.

In certain situations, individuals convicted of a DUI in New York may be eligible for a restricted license, allowing them to drive for essential purposes such as work or medical appointments. The availability of a restricted license depends on the specific circumstances and prior convictions.

Yes, a DUI conviction in New York can lead to increased insurance premiums. Insurance companies often consider individuals with DUI convictions as high-risk drivers, resulting in higher premiums or policy cancellation.

The long-term consequences of a DUI conviction in New York can extend beyond the immediate penalties. They may include difficulty finding employment, limitations on professional licenses, challenges in obtaining loans or housing, and damage to personal and professional reputation.

A law firm specializing in DUI defense can provide comprehensive legal representation and defense strategies tailored to your specific case. They can challenge the evidence, analyze the circumstances of your arrest, negotiate with the prosecution, and work towards securing the best possible outcome, whether through trial or alternative resolutions.

*Disclaimer: This content is an attorney advertisement. Prior successful results do not guarantee a similar outcome in your case. It is essential to consult with qualified legal professionals to understand your specific circumstances and legal options.

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