Any prosecuting attorney or defense lawyer will tell you that most criminal cases are resolved through a negotiated plea agreement. To get a clear understanding of your plea options in a DWI case, contact an experienced DWI plea negotiations lawyer at Greenspan & Greenspan in White Plains or New City. We work in the courts of Westchester and Rockland counties practically every day, and we are highly familiar with the narrow room for plea negotiation that remains available for people charged with any drunk driving offense.
Compromising DWI Charges In Westchester And Rockland Counties
Only rarely and under unusual circumstances will you have the chance to plead to a nonalcohol-related traffic offense after a DWI arrest. The usual objective for a defense attorney is to convince the prosecution to accept a DWAI violation plea as the way to compromise a misdemeanor DWI charge. If your case is charged as an aggravated DWI based on high blood alcohol concentration, a good result might well be a plea to basic DWI.
The decision to plead guilty to a criminal charge or take the case to trial always belongs to the client. It is your attorney’s job to give you accurate advice about your options and the relative strength of any potential trial defense. At the same time, your lawyer should work toward the best possible plea terms available, especially on sentencing issues.
New York law still provides for a broad range of penalties in DWI cases, and the attorneys of Greenspan & Greenspan have a good idea of what a favorable outcome looks like under the facts of a given case. We also know how to protect clients from the collateral consequences of a conviction, especially in cases where a DWI or DWAI plea could affect professional interests or family relationships.
Even if we can shake the prosecution’s confidence in its DWI case, many charges are resolved by pleading to the lesser offense of DWAI (driving while ability impaired) by alcohol. A first or second-offense conviction of DWAI is not a criminal offense, but only a traffic infraction.
Contact Our White Plains DWI Defense Lawyers About A Possible Reduced Sentence
To get a clear understanding of your plea options in a DWI case, contact an experienced defense lawyer at Greenspan & Greenspan in Westchester County, New York. We work in the courts of Westchester and Rockland counties on a frequent basis, and we are highly familiar with the narrow room for plea negotiation that remains available for people charged with any drunk driving offense.