DWI Conviction Reversed

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

March 2013

John Ingrassia obtained a reversal for a client who had been convicted of Driving with a Blood Alcohol of .08 or greater (DWI Per Se). The NY State Supreme Court Appellate Division for the 9th and 10th Judicial Districts agreed with Mr. Ingrassia's arguments that there was an unreasonable delay between the conclusion of the trial and the Court rendering the verdict. After trial, his client had been found guilty of Driving While Intoxicated (Per Se) and not guilty of Common Law Driving While Intoxicated.

As a result of the Appellate Term's decision reversing the conviction, the charge against his client was dismissed.