Suffolk County DWI Attorney Jason Bassett Explains the Differences Between a DWAI, DWI, and a DUI

August 11, 2022 at 23:00

Suffolk County DWI attorney Jason Bassett releases a new article ( that explains the differences between a DWAI, DWI, and a DUI. The lawyer mentions that driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or a combination of these substances can have serious penalties. The charges for DUI will depend largely on the level of intoxication.

According to the Suffolk County DWI attorney, “Most people don’t go out for the evening intending to drive under the influence, but sometimes “just one drink” leads to another, and then another… and then the next thing you know you’ve been pulled over by the police for drunk driving in the state of New York.”

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The lawyer explains that DWI stands for “driving while intoxicated” and DUI stands for “driving under the influence”. Oftentimes, people use DUI and DWI interchangeably but the legal terms vary from one state to another. If someone is driving with at least 0.08% BAC, they are considered too intoxicated to legally drive.

Attorney Jason Bassett mentions that DWAI stands for “Driving While Ability Impaired”. There are three types of DWAI. These types are DWAI/Alcohol, DWAI/Drug, and DWAI/Combination. DWAI/Alcohol happens when a driver is driving with a BAC between 0.05 and 0.07. DWAI/Drug is when a driver is driving while ability impaired by a single drug other than alcohol.

In the article, attorney Bassett says that violating the laws against driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs can be punished with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, fines, and even a potential jail sentence. The penalties depend on the severity of the DUI and whether or not it is the first offense.

The lawyer also adds that in New York, DWAI is short for “Driving While Ability Impaired”. There are three different kinds of DWAI in the state of New York and each of these types has its own potential consequences.

Lastly, attorney Jason Bassett emphasizes the importance of having a skilled DWI lawyer when facing drunk driving charges. An experienced DWI lawyer may be able to help the accused receive a more favorable outcome and avoid the negative impacts of a DWI charge.

About Jason Bassett Criminal Attorney

Jason Bassett, Esq. has dedicated his practice to defending the rights of those who are accused of criminal offenses. He puts his unique perspective as a former prosecutor to work and provides the best legal assistance he can give to his clients. Mr. Bassett brings a unique combination of skill, experience, and zealous advocacy to provide his clients with the best possible outcomes. Contact him today to schedule a consultation.


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