DWI

What is a repugnant verdict?

December 6, 2016
repugnant verdict

It’s not unusual for a losing party to have plenty of negative things to say about a jury verdict.  But what is the difference between an unpleasant, unwanted or bad verdict and a repugnant verdict? Simply put, a repugnant verdict is one where the defendant is found guilty to the top charge, but not to a lesser-included […]

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The New York State Drinking Driver Program

November 29, 2016
Drinking Driver Program

Plea bargains for first-offense DWI cases will typically include a conditional discharge, one of the conditions being the defendant’s participation in the New York State Drinking Driver Program (DDP). The DDP consists of a set of classes, totaling a minimum of 15 hours, which are meant to deter the defendant from committing future violations by […]

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DWI Conviction and Travel to Canada

June 20, 2016
Travel To Canada

I have been arrested for a DWI or DUI offense.  Can I still travel to Canada? If you have been convicted of a DWI or DUI offense in New York or elsewhere in the United States, you may be refused entry into Canada on the grounds of criminal inadmissibility. It is important to understand how criminal […]

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How to Get a Conditional License Following a DWAI or DWI

June 7, 2016
Conditional Drivers License in New York

When you are convicted of a DWI or DWAI in New York, your driver’s license is suspended.  Under certain circumstances, however, you may be granted a conditional license which will give you limited driving permissions. The Difference Between DWI and DWAI First, let’s explain some of these terms.  As you probably know, DWI is the […]

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My Driver’s License Was Suspended. How Do I Get It Back?

May 24, 2016
License Suspended

If your New York State driver’s license was suspended in relation to a DWI or DUI related crime, the process for getting it back will depend on why it was suspended in the first place.  Regardless of the cause, an experienced DWI lawyer will always help your case. Suspended License Due to Failing a Chemical […]

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DWI Refusal Hearing FAQs

May 17, 2016
DWI refusal hearing

If you’re pulled over for a DWI in New York and refuse to take a breathalyzer test or chemical test, you may be subject to a DWI refusal hearing.  Here’s a quick Q&A about that process: Question: If I am pulled over by the police in NY, do I have to submit to a chemical […]

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Lesser Included Offenses

August 4, 2015
LESSER INCLUDED OFFENSES

In many cases when you are charged with a crime, you may notice that there are also a number of other, similar charges against you.  These additional charges are known as lesser included offenses. You may ask, why am I being charged for multiple crimes following a single incident?  For example, if you are charged with […]

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The Daily News Reports on our NYC Breathalyzer Findings

July 24, 2015
intoxilyzer machine

The Daily News recently reported on our work uncovering and analyzing the NYPD’s Intoxilyzer records. In our recent legal battle to procure NYC DWI Records, we found many disturbing issues with the Intoxliyzer machines regularly used to determine if a driver is legally drunk.  Not only did we learn that some Intoxilyzer machines weren’t rendering proper results, […]

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New York City Intoxilyzer Breath Testing Records Now Available Online!

May 9, 2015
BREATHALYZER RECORDS GRANTED IN BRONX DWI CASE

All NYPD Intoxilyzer records are now available to the public.  Following our lengthy legal battle, Law Offices of Daniel A. McGuinness, PC is now exclusively hosting all of the maintenance, repair and calibration records for the Intoxilyzer 5000EN breath testing machines used by the NYPD.  We currently have all records from January 2008 to August 2012, and will […]

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Breathalyzer Records Granted in Bronx DWI Case

January 16, 2015
BREATHALYZER RECORDS GRANTED IN BRONX DWI CASE

Today we received a Decision and Order from the Bronx County Criminal Court granting our discovery requests for all materials related to the Intoxilyzer 5000EN machine used to test our client’s breath on the night of his arrest.  As with many DWI cases, the prosecutor fiercely resisted our attempts to see the documents related to […]

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