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What does it mean to face charges of aggravated DWI?

Nearly everyone with a driver's license knows that driving after drinking is illegal if a person's blood alcohol concentration reaches or is above the state's legal limit -- which is .08 in most instances. If convicted, an Amherst resident could face criminal penalties that include fines, jail time and more. However, under certain circumstances, the charges can come with potentially much stiffer penalties, which could lead to a charge of aggravated DWI.

Nurses often face additional ramifications from a DWI

Seeing flashing lights in the rearview mirror is never a good sign. When police stop an Amherst resident and suspect the individual of drunk driving, a driver's anxiety can skyrocket as he or she considers the consequences associated with a conviction. If that driver is a nurse, the situation can become even more stressful since nurses tend to face additional ramifications from a DWI conviction outside of the criminal justice system.

A DUI conviction costs New York drivers more than they think

Being pulled over can make even the calmest New York driver nervous, especially if he or she recently had a drink. If a police officer suspects impairment, that driver could face charges for DUI. If those charges result in a conviction, it could end up costing that driver more than he or she realizes.

New York woman accused of drunk driving in crash involving bus

Sometimes, when people are involved in a traffic accident, they panic and respond in a way that may be out of character for them. However, failing to remain at the scene of an accident can have serious consequences. In fact, a woman in New York now faces multiple criminal charges, including drunk diving, after police say she fled the scene of an accident. 

Bereavement is not a good defense to a New York DWI

Losing someone suddenly and violently can take its toll on anyone. Far too many New York residents face this situation each year, and many of them work in high risk occupations such as law enforcement or firefighting. Losing a colleague under these conditions often feels like losing a member of the family. Even under these circumstances, it is not a good idea to drive while impaired since police probably will not care that the individual is grieving and could make a DWI arrest.

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