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3 Potential Legal Defenses to DWI in New York

What are the legal defenses to a DWI in New York? DWIs, otherwise known as driving while intoxicated charges (DUIs in other states) are unfortunately common enough that they affect civilians and celebrities alike.

Take Dina Lohan, Lindsay's mom, for example, who was recently charged with speeding and driving under the influence on Long Island in September, according to Extra TV. What is Dina's DUI defense? Extra TV reports that apparently, Dina's driving behavior was a result of the stress caused by the paparazzi and media.

That excuse likely won't hold up in court for Lohan or anyone else. Here are three other actual legal defenses to a DWI that might: