Buffalo DWI Attorney

Fighting to Clear Your Name

If you’ve been charged with driving while intoxicated or a related offense, there’s a lot at stake. For a chance at clearing your charges and avoiding a criminal record, you need an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer on your side. Attorney James Quinn Auricchio has experience as both a prosecutor and a criminal defense lawyer. He can craft an airtight defense that will withstand the prosecution’s case against you.

Contact our Buffalo DWI lawyer at (716) 222-8489 for more information about how we can help fight your DWI charges.

Evidence for Conviction

DWI convictions may seem fairly straightforward, but guilt can be difficult to prove.

According to the New York Department of Motor Vehicles, intoxication is based on five factors:

  • The amount of alcohol consumed
  • The amount of food eaten along with the drink(s)
  • The amount of time over which the individual was drinking
  • Body weight
  • Gender

For these reasons, it’s hard to make rules on intoxication based on the number or kind of drinks a person had. Evidence collected at the scene can also be inconclusive.

Recent studies have shown that breathalyzer tests can be highly inaccurate. However, established practice is for drivers to take a breathalyzer test to determine if they have had any alcohol. If a driver’s breathalyzer test results indicate that they are intoxicated, law enforcement officials usually administer a more accurate chemical test. Refusal to submit to a chemical test results in license revocation.

Police officers can also make arrests based on “reasonable grounds” to believe a driver has been drinking. These reasons vary and can be fought in court.

Penalties for DWI in New York

All charges related to driving while intoxicated in New York come with a mandatory license suspension/revocation and fines. The minimum suspension is 90 days for driving while ability impaired by alcohol (DWAI) and the longest is 18 months for a third offense of aggravated DWI. Three or more convictions in 10 years may mean your license is permanently revoked.

A DWI conviction can affect your daily life, your reputation, and even your job. If you think your DWI charge was unfair or believe you have a chance in fighting your charge, call James Quinn Auricchio, Esq. Our Buffalo DWI attorney has extensive experience defending against DWI charges and compassion for the situation you are in.

Call us at (716) 222-8489 for a free consultation.

Don't Judge Value By Price

The best lawyers are not the most expensive ones. They’re not the cheap ones either. If you judge the best lawyers by the results they achieve for their clients, the best lawyers are the ones that have experience, that know how to effectively communicate with their client, and work hard to achieve the best possible out come for their client.

Experience allows a good attorney to obtain the best possible result in less time. That means they don’t have to charge their clients a ton of money. That doesn’t mean you want the cheapest lawyer either though.

Be careful, some lawyers will charge substantially less than others. They work off of volume. But if your case presents unique challenges, they’ll be way too busy to notice issues that could make the difference in your case.

Plan on sitting down with three lawyers when you’re choosing. After ten minutes, most experienced lawyers will be able to give you a pretty educated estimate as to the costs and give you a quote.

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  • Honest, Clear Communication
  • Fighting for the Individual
  • Former Federal and State Prosecutor
  • Prioritizing Integrity in All Cases
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Full-Service Criminal Defense Firm

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