You are at a social event and the night lasts longer than you planned. Although you have been drinking, you feel fine and decide to drive home. A block from home you see bright colored flashing lights in your rear view mirror and your stomach feels like you are in a free fall as you realize that you are being stopped by a police officer. You fear the worst as you pull the car to the side of the road. The officer asks you if you have been drinking. Of course you deny it, but he asks you to perform a field sobriety test anyway. Then it happens. He arrests you for Driving While Intoxicated. The officer reads you something about the consequences of refusing to submit to a chemical test and then he asks you to take one. To submit or not to submit is the big question. But, with no one there to help you or tell you what to do, you refuse. What happens now?
This scenario frequently happens. Everyday motorists are issued DWI in Yonkers and White Plains and counties throughout New York State, including Westchester County. The real question, however, is what happens next?
DWI Criminal Charge And Department Of Motor Vehicles Hearing