This is the New York version of the Fair DUI flyer. Please note that New York State uses the term “DWI” for most offenses.
DWI offenses in NY include:
DWAI – Driving While Ability Impaired is a lower level non-criminal offense, usually corresponding to a blood-alcohol content (BAC) between 0.05 and 0.07. Unfortunately the consequences are almost as bad as a full DWI.
DWI – Driving While Intoxicated is the most common “drunk driving” offense we see. This usually corresponds to a BAC from 0.08 to 0.17, and is also commonly charged when the driver refuses a breath test.
Aggravated DWI is typically charged when the BAC is 0.18 or above. The penalties are a little harsher than DWI, but it is the same level of offense.
DWAI Drugs – Driving While Ability Impaired By Drugs is the charge used when police claim the driver is impaired by something other than alcohol, such as marijuana, opiates or other drugs. These cases are very difficult for prosecutors to prove.
Links are from Fair DUI founder Warren Redlich’s law firm website.