DWI – Drunk Driving

dwi-guyIf you are charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving While Impaired (DWAI) here are some things you should know. If you were given a breathalyzer test and the reading was greater than .08, you will be charged with two counts of DWI—one based on the reading and the other based on the common law crime of Driving While Intoxicated. Both charges are Class A Misdemeanors. If the breathalyzer reading is lower than .08, you will be charged with Driving While Impaired.

DWI Intro Letter

However, if the arrest is based upon the use of drugs rather than alcohol, the charge will be Driving While Impaired (Drugs). Unlike DWAI based on alcohol consumption which is a violation (not a crime), DWAI based on drugs or narcotics is a Class A Misdemeanor, which is a crime.

If you refused to take the breathalyzer test, your license will be revoked by the Department of Motor Vehicles after a “refusal hearing”.

There are many things you must know about Driving While Intoxicated and Driving While Impaired. Please read our comprehensive DWI Intro Package and call Gribetz & Loewenberg to represent you in court. You rely on your driver’s license. We know the law. We will represent you zealously. Call Gribetz & Loewenberg.

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