Greene County DWI Attorney in Catskill
Protecting Your Driving Privileges after a DWI in Greene County
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Thomas F. Garner is a former STOP DWI Prosecutor and a successful DWI Defense practitioner. An arrest for DWI in New York will have serious consequences, and it is important that you seek professional help to ensure you receive the best possible outcome for your case. DWI attorney Thomas Garner has handled thousands of DWI cases and other related offenses, and is highly knowledgeable of the DWI process from both sides of the courtroom. If you want a tough, aggressive Greene County DWI attorney who will build a solid defense for you in court, contact Attorney Thomas Garner right away and begin fighting your charges today. Time is a very important factor in legal cases, and you are encouraged to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. To contact Catskill DWI attorney Thomas Garner, call (518) 631-4422 now or submit the consultation form on this page.
- Catskill DWI attorney Thomas F. Garner has over 18 years of experience in DWI Defense
- Experience in felony DWI cases, DWAI, trial and appellate courts, and DMV Hearings for DWI license suspension
- Former Assistant District Attorney and STOP DWI Prosecutor
- Free initial consultation and emergency phone available 24/7
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Thomas Garner helps every client understand the DWI process. You will receive knowledgeable and expert advice about your charges, and Attorney Garner uses his extensive experience to tailor a defense specific to your case. When you are arrested for DWI, there are many aspects to consider. Was the traffic stop legal? Did you perform Field Sobriety Tests? What was your BAC level? All DWI cases are complex and it is essential that you work with a practiced attorney who will understand every facet of your case and know how to fight for the best possible outcome. DWI convictions can affect your livelihood, your personal life, your finances, and your future employment opportunities. It is important that you do not simply plead guilty to expedite the process. You have options and rights and you deserve the protection of an attorney in the courtroom. Schedule an appointment now by calling (518) 631-4422 or submit the consultation form found on this page.
DWI and DWAI in New York
The difference between DWI (driving while intoxicated) and DWAI (driving while ability impaired) is that DWI is a criminal misdemeanor and DWAI is a traffic infraction. A DWAI can be charged if your BAC was greater than .05 but less than .08. The fines for DWAI can range between $300-$1,500 and you may be sentenced to jail for up to 90 days, depending on the number of previous alcohol related traffic offenses. For a first DWI conviction, you may be fined up to $1,000, your license may be revoked for at least 6 months, and you can be sentenced to jail for up to 1 year.
Attorney Thomas Garner also handles DWAI Drug cases. You can be convicted of DWAI Drugs if you are accused of driving while your ability is impaired by drugs, regardless of whether or not you are legally allowed to possess the drug. The drug needs to be listed as a controlled substance by New York State Public Health Law. To find out more about this charge, call today to speak with Attorney Thomas Garner.
A DWI can also affect your car insurance, and an insurance company can drop you, raise your rates, or place you in a high-risk pool of insurers. Some offenders will be allowed to participate in a Drunk Driving Program, which allows a conditional license which can be used under certain conditions. If you refused to submit to a chemical test after a DWI arrest, you will need to attend a DMV Refusal Hearing. To find out what will happen to your license after an arrest for DWI, speak with Attorney Thomas Garner right away.
About Greene County DWI Attorney Thomas Garner
Thomas Garner, Attorney & Counselor at Law, earned his Juris Doctor at Western New England College School of Law in 1991. From 1992 till present, he has been an Adjunct Professor for Law courses at SUNY Cobleskill, University at Albany. In 1993, Thomas Garner founded his law firm, and from 2004-2008 he served as Assistant District Attorney and STOP DWI Prosecutor for Schoharie County.
Attorney Garner holds memberships with the New York State Bar Association and the Schoharie County Bar Association, where he was past President.
Attorney Garner’s approach to cases is to begin with client education of their legal issues. He wants every client to fully understand what legal issues they are facing, and will answer any questions they may have about their case. He believes that a solid client-attorney relationship is important to building a strong case.
Contact Thomas Garner Now for a Free Case Assessment
For advice and representation of your New York DWI or DWAI case, call Greene County DWI attorney Thomas Garner right away at (518) 631-4422 or submit the consultation form on the left side of this page. Time is critical in legal cases, so do not wait too long before speaking with an attorney. There is an emergency phone option available 24/7.