New York police are always on the lookout for drunk and drugged drivers. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, taxpayers forked out $2.5 billion for alcohol-related accidents in 2013 alone. Because of this and the dangers of intoxicated driving, our state has harsh penalties for DWI offenders.
Many people who drive drunk regularly assume that simply staying in the lane and checking their brake lights will prevent an arrest. However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published a study that revealed more than 100 clues officers use to spot drunk drivers. The consequences of driving while intoxicated are far too severe to take the risk, but if you face these charges, there may be a defense that works in your favor.
If you face DWI charges, then there may be several defenses that could convince the court to reduce the charges or penalties, or to dismiss the charges altogether. In some cases, though, it is wiser to plead guilty to reckless driving than to risk a DUI conviction.