Highly Regarded New York DWI Lawyer Jason Bassett, Explains The Difference Between A DUI, DWI, And A DWAI
Northport, NY - For many people, a momentary lapse in judgment can make it easy to find themselves pulled over and accused of drunk driving. However, at the time of the arrest, many are not aware of the different types of drunk driving charges. For those who are facing such charges, it is important to know the difference between the various types. How one is charged, depends upon the substance that has allegedly affected their ability to drive: alcohol, drugs, or a combination of the two. In the case of alcohol, if the driver consents to a breath or blood test, their “BAC” or “Blood Alcohol Content” will be a factor in what specific charge they may face. “DWI” or “Driving While Intoxicated” is a term is used in some states for drunk driving. In other states, the term is “DUI” or “Driving Under the Influence.” The state of New York uses the term DWI when referring to a criminal offense of driving with a BAC of at least .08 %. A “DWAI” or “Driving While Ability Impaired” refers to either driving with a BAC between .05 % and .07 %, driving under the influence of drugs, or driving under the influence of a combination of alcohol and drugs. The potential consequences of a DWI or a DWAI charge can be devastating. The experienced help of a DWI lawyer is crucial in order to secure the best possible outcome.
Jason Bassett, Esq. has over 21 years of experience in practicing criminal law, including extensive experience defending clients charged with DWI and DWAI. He is widely known as a highly skilled and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who painstakingly constructs an individualized case strategy for each of his clients. The legal system can be overwhelming, especially for anyone charged with driving under the influence under New York law. As a DWI lawyer, Jason Bassett is dedicated to helping people navigate all aspects of a drunk driving charge and to providing his clients with the best possible representation.
“Many factors come into play when it comes to being charged with a DWI or DWAI. It can be an intimidating situation for anyone which makes it very easy for people to feel like they have no choice but to just plead guilty and hope for the best. But the important thing to remember is that DWI and DWAI convictions can have a lasting effect on the rest of your life. It is crucial to bring your case to an experienced attorney that can help guide you through the legal process and build a strong case so that you can receive the best possible outcome.”
Bassett continues on by explaining the different consequences of each kind of drug and alcohol-related charge. A conviction for driving under the influence can involve the suspension or revocation of a driver’s license, fines in the thousands of dollars (depending upon the severity of the charges), and even possible jail time.
“Each DWI charge is different and unique to the individual’s specific situation. This is why it’s important to thoroughly understand every detail of each case so that we can determine what will be the best legal option to take. Clients who are represented by me are kept in the loop every single step of the way which ensures that they fully understand their situation as well as the plan of action. A strong DWI defense can make all difference between a temporary problem and something that dogs you for the rest of your life.”
Bassett believes that the best way to approach a DWI or a DWAI charge is to consult with an experienced attorney who is well versed in these kinds of cases. He also believes that skillful representation is vital when it comes to DWI and DWAI cases. To learn more about the differences between a DWI, DUI, and DWAI, read the entire article on his website at https://jbassettlaw.com/what-is-the-difference-between-a-dwai-dwi-and-a-dui/.
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