Many people use the terms DWI, DUI, and DWAI interchangeably, but there are differences among circumstances when people are charged with different offenses.
Driving While Intoxicated, or DUI charges usually result from times when the driver of the vehicle is impaired by alcohol. In the state of New York, you can be charged with DUI if your blood alcohol content level is 0.08% or above.
Driving Under the Influence, or DUI, charges are usually a result of a situation in which the driver of a vehicle is impaired by other mind-altering substances, such as prescription drugs, heroin, marijuana, etc.
Driving While Ability Impaired, or DWAI, charges often result from situations in which the driver has a blood alcohol content level below 0.08%, but the driver was still impaired by drugs and/or alcohol.
Each of the above charges could result in the driver serving jail times and/or paying fines. They could also lose their license for a period of time.
Have you been charged with DWI and need to know what the next steps are? Experienced DWI Lawyers can help guide you through the confusing and stressful legal process. If you are located in or near Suffern, New York, call The Inniss Law Firm, PLLC at (845) 533-0265 for a free consultation.
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