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DWI Charges & Vehicle-Related Crimes in Throughout Westchester County

Most people who have been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) or other vehicle-related crimes in New York never intended to break the law or to harm anyone. Unfortunately, an episode of poor judgment or even a moment's inattention can lead to catastrophe. Lives can be lost or changed forever, and otherwise law-abiding citizens may find themselves charged with a serious crime.

A conviction for DWI or another vehicle-related crime in New York may lead to suspension or revocation of your driver's license, plus fines, costs, and even imprisonment. An experienced White Plains DWI attorney is all that stands between you and the long-lasting consequences of a momentary mistake.

If you are facing DWI charges, or charges for another vehicle-related crime, our White Plains DWI lawyer at The Law Office of Anthony Strazza can help you avoid harsh criminal penalties and get your life back on the right track. With more than 17 years of experience, including five years spent as an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx, Attorney Strazza has handled hundreds of DWI cases in New York State. We offer flat fees and payment plans for our clients.

The types of DWI and vehicle-related crimes our firm handles include, but not limited to, the following:

  • DWI/DUI
  • Vehicular Homicide/Manslaughter
  • Reckless Endangerment
  • Aggravated Unlicensed Operation

Call us today at (914) 354-3088 and schedule a free consultation. Get a former prosecutor on your side.

New York DWI Laws

In order to get charged with DWI in New York State, your blood alcohol content (BAC) must be .08 percent or higher, or there is other evidence of impairment. However, if you are a commercial driver’s license (CDL) holder, having a BAC of at least .04 can lead to a DWI arrest.

If your BAC is at least .18 percent, then you could be charged with Aggravated DWI. On the other hand, if your BAC is over .05 percent but less than .07 percent, you could be charged with driving while ability impaired by alcohol (DWAI-Alcohol).

If your driving ability was impaired by a single drug, you will be charged with DWAI-Drug. If your driving ability was impaired by a combination of alcohol and drugs, you will be charged with DWAI-Combination.

If you are under 21 years old and drive with a BAC of at least .02 percent, you will be charged with an underage DWI based one the state’s zero tolerance law.

DWI Penalties in New York

The following are the first-time penalties for all DWI-related offenses in New York:

  • DWI, DWAI-Drug & DWAI-Combination – Punishable by a jail term of up to one year, a maximum $1,000 fine, and driver’s license revocation for a minimum six months.
  • Aggravated DWI – Punishable by a jail sentence of up to one year, a maximum fine of $2,500, and driver’s license revocation for a minimum one year.
  • DWAI-Alcohol – Punishable by a jail term of up to 15 days, a maximum fine of $500, and driver’s license suspension for a maximum 90 days.
  • Underage DWI – Punishable by no jail time, a maximum fine of $125, and driver’s license suspension for up to three months.

Get Representation for Your NY DWI Case Today!

With extensive experience on both sides of New York DWI cases, our White Plains DWI attorney knows what the prosecutor needs to prove, and he understands how to find and use the weaknesses in the prosecution's case to protect his clients. If you were involved in an accident in which someone was killed, and you are suspected or charged with DWI, the stakes are too high not to have an experienced criminal defense attorney at your side.

In addition to providing a skilled defense for New York DWI matters, Attorney Strazza also takes pride in being accessible to his clients and responsive to their concerns, reducing the stress of the legal process as much as possible. If your rights, freedom, and future are on the line, work with an attorney who has proven experience in protecting all three.

For more information about our effective and experienced legal services, contact us today.

Why Choose Anthony Strazza?

Benefits of Choosing Our Firm
  • 17+ Years of Legal Experience

    Anthony Strazza has nearly two decades of legal experience, mostly handling the most serious types of criminal cases. He isn’t afraid to go to trial for our clients to get the most favorable results.

  • Former Prosecutor

    Anthony Strazza is a former Assistant District Attorney who gives clients a unique insight into both sides of the courtroom and provides them with effective and personalized legal solutions.

  • Handles Both State & Federal Crimes

    Anthony Strazza has extensive knowledge of the local, state, and federal courts in New York and can guide clients through the complexities of the criminal justice system while protecting their rights and freedoms.

Meet Anthony Strazza

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Kind Words from Clients

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  • He is well respected by the prosecutors, judges and court staff.

    “Mr. Strazza definitely knows his way around the courtroom. He is well respected by the prosecutors, judges and court staff, which made things go very smooth in my case.”

    - A.H.
  • He gets results for his clients that other lawyers simply cannot get.

    “Anthony Strazza is a Rockstar! He gets results for his clients that other lawyers simply cannot get.”

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    “Anthony Strazza is the best! He saved my life. I am forever grateful that I was recommended to him.”

    - J.M.
  • He knocked my case out of the park.

    “Strazza is an absolute beast! He knocked my case out of the park.”

    - N.H.
  • You are in great hands with him.

    “Anthony Strazza is a good dude! You are in great hands with him.”

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Proven Results

Recent Firm Victories
  • Not Guilty Verdict Attempted Murder Shooting
  • Favorable Result Bank Fraud
  • Case Dismissed Domestic Violence
  • Favorable Result Drug Sale
  • Case Dismissed DWI
  • Not Guilty Verdict DWI
  • Case Dismissed DWI
  • Case Dismissed DWI
  • Case Dismissed Felony Assault
  • Case Dismissed Felony Assault
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