New York does not take DWI charges lightly. With the Fourth of July around the corner, it is important to understand that the holiday marks a heightened risk of deaths due to drunk driving incidents. To keep our roads safe, New York law enforcement will especially crackdown on reckless driving incidents, especially those that involve drivers who are under the influence. Continue reading to discover the penalties for first, second, and third offense DWIs in the state of New York and the difference your age will make regarding these charges.
If you have received a DWI charge this holiday, you will require the assistance of a criminal defense attorney. Reach out to our firm to schedule an initial consultation and to discuss your situation. Give us a call today to begin this process.
When drivers are caught drinking and driving in New York and they are under the age of 21 they can face the following consequences:
Drivers who are under the age of 21 can face the following consequences for a first offense DWI:
For a second offense DWI, individuals who are 21 or older charged will face the following penalties:
Being charged with a DWI for a second time while under the age of 21 will result in the following consequences:
Being charged a third time for a DWI within 10 years can result in the following severe penalties:
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