Daily Archives: May 20, 2015

In Buffalo, What Happens If A Driver Arrested For DWI Has A Minor In The Car?

When a Buffalo driver is arrested for drinking and driving with a minor in the vehicle, he or she may face very serious criminal penalties. If the child is fifteen years of age or younger, a driver who is arrested for driving while intoxicated by alcohol, impaired by the use of a drug, or impaired […]

What If Mixing Alcohol And A Prescription Medication Causes Impairment In Buffalo?

As experienced Buffalo DWI lawyers, we are aware that for many years, New York State has struggled with the issue of how to handle impaired driving cases involving interactions between either alcohol and drugs or the interaction of multiple drugs. While the state created the offense of Driving While Ability Impaired by the Combined Influence […]

In Buffalo, What Happens If A DWI Defendant Was Outside The Vehicle But Admits To Driving?

Most Buffalo drinking and driving arrests involve a police officer observing some form of erratic driving and pulling the defendant over. However, in some cases – for example, where the vehicle was involved in a one car accident and the police do not arrive at the scene until later – no one may have actually […]

What Is The Legal Standard For DWI In Comparison To DWAI In Buffalo?

The most commonly charged drinking and driving offense in the Buffalo area is Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). New York law defines this offense as operating a motor vehicle “in an intoxicated condition.” The lesser offense of Driving While Ability Impaired by Alcohol (DWAI) is defined as operating a motor vehicle while “impaired by the consumption […]