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  • Ask me if I handle DUIs and I hear the song lyrics, “You say tomato, I say tomahto…”    So is it DUI or DWI?  Both, sort of.   DWI is short for Driving While Intoxicated which is the term used in New York State.   DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence which is […]

  • You’ve seen the billboards. There is also a website… The State of New York has the best of intentions. But if you believe the message, you could get into a lot of trouble. Yes, a criminal defense attorney is telling you to not believe this slogan. No, I’m not trying to get you into trouble […]

  • Can over-the-counter medicines get you arrested for DWI? In a word, yes. I recently defended a driver whose BAC (blood alcohol content) should not have been as high as the breath test revealed. She hadn’t had enough drinks to account for the reading. It turned out she had ingested alcohol from an over the counter […]