Driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving while ability impaired (DWAI) cases routinely start out the same way. A person, typically a fine upstanding member of society, sometimes even a licensed professional, goes out for the evening. During dinner, he or she orders a drink, forgetting about the short drive home that will follow. One drink becomes two, or maybe three or more. Rather than leave the car on the streets or the lot and take a cab, pride or foolishness gets in the way, and convincing that the drinks had no effect on his or her ability to drive, our protagonist gets behind the wheel. What should have been a short drive home becomes a long night in a police lock-up, followed by charges of driving while intoxicated.
While the story recited above might be typical, no two cases are ever the same. However, prosecutors and judges tend to treat all DWI cases with a cookie-cutter approach based on a combination of a rap sheet and the breathalyzer result. The penalties that they seek to impose are often draconian in nature. However, as no two cases are alike, a cookie-cutter approach is patently unfair. Ezra C. Levy has been fighting this type of injustice for almost two decades with proven results.
When you have been charged with a crime, you need an experienced lawyer who focuses exclusively on defending criminal cases and who will aggressively protect your rights. Throughout my career, I have successfully handled every type of criminal defense case. More importantly, criminal defense is the only thing I do. I have witnessed firsthand how a criminal charge can negatively impact every area of a person’s life. As a lawyer, I consider it a privilege to help people during this stressful time in their lives. Call me today at 917-444-1161 for a free consultation to discuss.