DWI, DWAI, Aggravated DWI and Plea Bargaining

Are you facing an Aggravated DWI offense near Albany? We may be able to help. See our Aggravated DWI Lawyer page.

Big story in the Times Union today about my proposal for rational DWI enforcement in Guilderland.

The story is incomplete and gets one key detail wrong:The legal limit for driving while intoxicated (DWI) is 0.08 and the . . . → Read More: DWI, DWAI, Aggravated DWI and Plea Bargaining

Recession, Crime and Lawyers

A couple months ago on my Albany Lawyer blog I did a post about how difficult economic times are not necessarily bad for criminal defense lawyers.

In many areas of the economy a recession means a slowdown in demand. People cut back on buying presents or on taking vacations. But for defense lawyers the sad truth is . . . → Read More: Recession, Crime and Lawyers

Drunk Driving Laws – Wrong approach and a lot of wasted money

The popular (and perhaps populist) approach to drunk driving is increasing strict limits on blood alcohol content (BAC) and increasingly harsh penalties. This is the wrong approach.

Keep in mind when I say this that I’m a DWI lawyer in Albany, NY. I make good money off this system. If there were fewer DWI arrests, and if . . . → Read More: Drunk Driving Laws – Wrong approach and a lot of wasted money