Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) are serious charges and can affect your future if not handled properly. They can result in substantial fines, significant increases in insurance premiums, loss of your driver’s license, affect future employment and, in some cases, serving time in jail.

If you have been charged with a DWI or any alcohol related offense, do not hesitate in consulting a Syracuse DWI attorney. At the Cerio Law Offices, we understand the process of a DWI/DUI case. Our goal is to protect you to ensure that your rights are protected.

A DWAI (Driving While Ability Impaired) occurs if the blood alcohol content of the driver is between 0.05% and 0.08%. A first time offended can face imprisonment for up to 15 days, and the minimum fine is anywhere from $300 – $500. Furthermore, a conviction can result in the suspension of driving privileges for 90 days.

A DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) is considered 0.08% BAC, and is more serious than a DWAI. Driving privileges could be suspended for a minimum of 6 months. The minimum fine is $500, ranging all the way up to $1000, not including any applicable fees. The most extreme will face imprisonment for up to a year.

An Aggravated DWI is the newest and most extreme of the DWI laws. A person can be accused with an Aggravated DWI when they operate a vehicle with a BAC of 0.18% or higher.
Don’t let a DWI ruin your life. Tom Cerio and the DWI lawyers are committed to helping you make the right decisions, even if you’ve already made wrong ones.

Contact the Cerio Law Offices today for a consultation to see how a DWI attorney can help you.