Felony DWI Lawyer in Buffalo, NY

A DWI charge is a criminal conviction, and is far more serious than a simple traffic ticket. In certain cases, however, a DWI can be a major felony offense. If you are facing felony DWI charges, it is imperative that you secure representation from a highly experienced Buffalo DWI defense lawyer. At The Rossi Law Firm, our attorneys are recognized for the quality of our counsel, and our dedication to our clients.

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When Does A DWI Become a Felony?

An arrest for DWI may result in a felony charge, depending on the facts of your case and your criminal record. If you have been convicted of a DWI offense within the past ten years, any new DWI arrest will result in a felony DWI charge, as opposed to the misdemeanor DWI charge that would result from a first offense.

In addition, you may be charged with felony DWI if you operated a motor vehicle while intoxicated and there was a child in the vehicle. If you are charged with a felony DWI, it is vital that you contact an experienced DWI attorney as soon as possible, as the potential penalties increase significantly. The consequences of a felony DWI conviction include a potential prison sentence, extensive periods of probation, and significant fines.

DWIs are charged as felonies if you meet certain criteria, including:

  • Within the past 10 years, you were convicted of a DWI-related offense, including vehicular manslaughter, DWI, aggravated DWI, DWAI by drugs or similar crimes.
  • You are charged with a DWI related offense while a passenger fifteen years of age or younger was in the vehicle.

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The Rossi Firm Cares About Your Future

At The Rossi Law Firm, our Buffalo criminal defense attorneys stand by your side from beginning to end in order to defend your rights and protect your future during this difficult time. With nearly 40 years of combined experience, our trial lawyers are respected and recognized in the criminal defense field, and will skillfully represent you throughout your DWI case in an effort to achieve the best possible result under the specific circumstances of your case.

The Rossi Law Firm has been honored with many awards:

  • Michael Anthony Rossi and Nicholas Michael Rossi have both achieved perfect 10.0 (Superb) ratings on Avvo
  • Michael Anthony Rossi has been named to Super Lawyers
  • Nicholas Michael Rossi has been named to the list of Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Michael Anthony Rossi has received the Avvo Client’s Choice Award for Criminal Defense and DWI
  • Michael Anthony Rossi and Nicholas Michael Rossi have both been named to the list of “10 Best” DUI/DWI Law Attorneys for client satisfaction
  • Nicholas Michael Rossi has been named to the list “10 Best” Criminal Law Attorneys for client satisfaction
  • Michael Anthony Rossi has been listed among Who's Who of American Law

Call us today at (716) 951-5040. We stand ready to defend your future.