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Things You Should Expect After a Getting a DWI in Ontario County

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You have seen it and you have heard it many, many times.  If you are under the influence, you should not get behind the wheel.  The same is true in Newton.  Do not drink and drive or you will face severe New York DWI penalties.  If you have been arrested for a DWI in Canandaigua or the greater Ontario County area, you need to know and understand what you are facing.  You also need to contact and hire an experienced, local drunk driving defense attorney to assist you with your case.

Below are several things to anticipate after getting an Ontario County DWI:

  • When they have pulled you over, the police officer will recognize and make note of any signs of inebriation- Law enforcement will probably ask you to perform field sobriety or other roadside tests.  If they have reasonable suspicion that you are over the legal limit, you can be detained.  You will then be transported to the local police station and tested some more.  It is best to say as little as possible until you have the opportunity to speak with your Ontario County DWI lawyer.   
  • When you arrive at the station, you will be booked, they will take your picture and your fingerprints and you will be held for about 8 hours.  When you are completely sober, you will be released and you will have to pay any bonds that were set when you were booked.
  • You have only a limited time to file for your administrative DMV hearing after your arrest.  If you fail to do so you will not be able to fight your driver’s license suspension and you will lose your driving privileges. 
  • A court date will be set- If you do not have an attorney, you absolutely need to get one quickly.  You want your attorney to be as prepared as possible for your case in order to get any punishments reduced or to have your case dismissed so it is best to hire one as early in the process as possible.  Do not wait until the last minute! 
  • Lastly, the judge will rule- The court will find you either guilty or not guilty and it is up to your lawyer to make sure the results are accurate and fair. 

Naturally, everyone has lapses in judgment every now and then but if you can avoid an Ontario County DWI, by all means do so.  If you have been arrested for a DWI in Ontario County, you need to speak with a skilled drunk driving defense attorney at once.  Call 1.800.DUI.LAWS and let our free service match you with up to three trustworthy and dedicated lawyers who specialize in New York DWI laws in your area!


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