Whitestone, NY asked in DUI / DWI for New York

Q: If my DWI charge becomes a violation instead of conviction does it show up on my license. Btw court doesn't have my BAC

I was arrested in may for a DWI. I know what my BAC was bc I think I was told by the cop. This is my fourt court appearance and the DA still doesn't have my BAC results. They weren't submitted or they are having a hard time locating them. What might end up happening is I'll get a violation instead of a Conviction. I'm worried about my license because a clean license has been a part of my jobs. Will it be on my license even if I'm not convicted and they don't have my BAC?

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Andrew M. Stengel
Andrew M. Stengel
  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Unless blood was taken, the prosecution should know your BAC by now. If you submitted to a breathalyzer it would have known immediately. Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) is a traffic infraction, and although it is not considered a criminal conviction it is a not a violation. The DWAI is likely to stay on your record. But, to repeat, it is only a traffic infraction.

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