DWAI By Drugs Charges Reduced To A Fine

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

In the spring of 2016, Michael Collado represented a client charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, as well as several other traffic offenses, in the City of Newburgh Justice Court. If convicted, the client's driving privileges in New York would have been revoked for 6 months and he would be subjected to potential jail time, probation and fines up to $1,000. After reviewing copies of the tickets, Mr. Collado was able to determine that the offenses were charged incorrectly and as a result the pleadings were defective. Mr. Collado was also able to convince prosecutors that a urine sample taken from his client after his arrest was collected in violation of NYS Department of Health guidelines and therefore could not be introduced against his client at trial. As a result, the charges were reduced and the individual was able to plead guilty to a non-DUI traffic infraction and sentenced to a fine.