BWI Defense in Saratoga

Saratoga BWI Defense Lawyer

Boating while intoxicated (BWI) is a serious offense in New York State, carrying penalties comparable to those for driving while intoxicated. Defense attorney Katherine J. DeMartino understands the importance of protecting your rights and will provide experienced legal representation for clients facing Boating while intoxicated or impaired charges in Saratoga Springs and the greater Capital Region.

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Consequences of Boating While Intoxicated in New York State

Operation of a boat or watercraft while intoxicated and/or impaired by drugs is a misdemeanor offense under New York State Navigation Law §49. Second offenses, depending on the circumstances, can be considered felonies. Operating while intoxicated or impaired by drugs on popular waterways, such as Lake George or Saratoga Lake, can lead to significant legal and financial consequences, including:

  • Fines and surcharges.
  • Suspension or revocation of your privilege to operate a boat or watercraft.
  • Suspension or revocation of your boating registration.
  • Mandatory alcohol and substance abuse treatment.
  • Incarceration, including state prison depending on the severity of the charge. 

What Katherine’s Clients Say About Her

elena agark
elena agark
17:52 13 Feb 24
Super happy with the result - efficient and quick, no points, small fine that I was only happy to pay. Highly recommend Katherine.
James Nash
James Nash
16:39 26 Jan 24
Katie was a phenomenal attorney to have by my side through my experience with the court. She went to bat for me to a system I knew nothing about and knew the best course of action to take at each turn. She reduced the charges that were against me and got me through it in the best way I could've hoped, explaining each step along the way. I could breathe easier knowing she had my back and I would recommend trusting her to anyone.
Ryan Conti
Ryan Conti
00:21 29 Dec 23
I’ve utilized Katherine Demartino’s services twice now, Katherine is very knowledgeable and highly experienced in her craft, I hope I won’t ever need her services again in the future, but wouldn’t hesitate to call her if I did. I sincerely recommend Katherine for your legal representation
John Gates
John Gates
04:34 29 Oct 23
Matt Bova
Matt Bova
20:51 09 Oct 23
Katherine is intelligent, experienced, professional, and very informative. She'll help you any way possible, highly recommend!!

How an Experienced BWI Defense Attorney Can Help

An experienced attorney can help you develop a defense strategy tailored to your specific case, which may include:

  • Challenging the accuracy of field sobriety and chemical tests used to determine intoxication or impairment;
  • Arguing that the arresting officer lacked probable cause to arrest you;
  • Questioning the determination that you were the operator of the boat.

Legal representation is crucial when facing boating while intoxicated or impaired charges. Attorney Katherine DeMartino’s knowledge of New York State Navigation Law, as well as her familiarity with the local waterways, can help provide you with a strong defense against these charges.

Criminal Defense Attorney Katherine DeMartino

At Katherine J. DeMartino, Esq., we are committed to providing personalized legal representation for clients in Saratoga Springs and the greater NY Capital Region who are facing charges under New York Navigation Law such as Boating While Intoxicated or Impaired. 

To schedule a consultation with Katherine DeMartino, contact our office at (518) 400-5282 or fill out our online contact form.

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Saratoga Law Office

Katherine J. DeMartino, Esq.
 648 Maple Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: (518) 400-5282
Fax: (518) 691-9348
[email protected]

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