In New York, driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a serious crime. When one is convicted of multiple DWI, it can lead to severe legal consequences which can range from fines of up to $10,000 and license revocation of 18 months or more. In New York, a driver can be convicted of a DWI if the blood alcohol content is 0.08 percent or more.
First time offense- A driver convicted of DWI for the first time can pay up to a $1000 fine. The license may be revoked for 6 months or more, and 1 year in prison may be mandatory.
Second time offense- A second DWI charge can lead to a felony DWI charge. A felony DWI charge is brought against a driver who committed one of the following:
- Previous DWI within the past 10 years
- Using a driver’s license after it had been suspended due to a DWI charge or conviction
- Driving while intoxicated or impaired with a passenger under the age of 16 years
- Causing death or serious physical injury due to impairment or intoxication
Penalties for a felony DWI include fines between $1000 – $5000, 1 year license suspension and a 4 year jail sentence.
Third time offense - A driver convicted of DWI for more than two times will pay a fine between $2000– $10,000, face license suspension for 18 months and a maximum of 7 years in jail.
Contact DWI Lawyer in Rockland County
Have you been arrested for driving while intoxicated? If you’re charged with DWI or any alcohol-related offense, it’s not hopeless. The Law Office of Reuven J. Epstein will work to help you get the best possible result. To know more, contact 845-459-0002 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.