If you are charged and convicted for DWI or DWAI in New York, judges have the option of ordering you into a chemical dependency treatment program as part of your sentence. In many cases, successful completion of your program will be a condition of probation, instead of jail. For first-time offenders, completing the program may result in setting aside the conviction and keeping their record clear.
If you are facing DWI or DWAI charges in New York, make sure your defense attorney has experience and knowledge of local program options as a possible component of your plea agreement. Katz Lawyers in New York City has been helping drivers keep their criminal records and driving records clear for more than 15 years. We will work aggressively with the local prosecutor in your case to seek out an option for a treatment program that addresses your specific needs.
Compliance With Treatment Programs
The courts take treatment program sentences very seriously. The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) was started as a way to ensure drivers convicted of impaired driving offenses will continue to receive clinical oversight regarding participation, screening and treatment. OASAS oversees requirements for reinstating suspended or revoked driver's licenses. All state-approved drinking driver treatment programs that participate in the substance abuse treatment sentencing program are required to report assessment results, participant attendance and program completion to the state OASAS office.
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Katz Lawyers will work vigorously to find the appropriate treatment program for your chemical dependency needs. From offices located in New York City and Staten Island, we represent clients charged with DWI and DWAI in counties throughout New York state. Call or contact us by email to arrange an initial consultation with attorney Seth Katz right away.