What are the different types of drunk driving offenses in NY?
Seeing the flash of police lights in your rearview mirror can be a tense situation. If you are accused of drunk driving, the situation becomes even more serious, particularly if you are innocent. Due to this, it is important to have a basic understanding of the different types of alcohol-related driving offenses in New York.The basic type of drunk driving offense is driving while intoxicated, or DWI. To be charged with DWI, a driver's blood alcohol content level (BAC) must be 0.08 or higher, or 0.04 or higher for drivers of commercial vehicles. However, even in the absence of BAC tests, one may be charged with DWI if police allege there is other evidence that the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. DWI is elevated to aggravated [...]