Thanksgiving weekend a time where we eat, drink and be merry. There is nothing wrong with celebrating all we have to be thankful for with our friends and family. However, Thanksgiving weekend, as you know, is notorious for police checkpoints, so if you drink, ensure you have a place to stay, or at least a sober friend or family member who can safely drive you home. If you are charged with a DWI this Thanksgiving weekend, you will need an experienced attorney at your side who is ready to tenaciously fight for your rights. Please read on to learn more about the penalties you may face for a DWI in New York:
If this is your first offense, you may be facing very severe penalties, ranging from losing your license to even spending some time in jail. If convicted, you may face the following consequences:
Though many think that minors will simply receive a “slap on the wrist” for DWI charges, just the opposite is true. New York has Zero-Tolerance laws in effect, which means if convicted, you may face the following harsh penalties:
The penalties for a second DWI in New York State are as follows:
If this is your third or subsequent offense, your future as a free person is on the line. Not only may you face serious jail time, but you will also risk losing your license for life. Here are some of the penalties you may face for a third or subsequent DWI in New York:
Kevin T. Conway has over 30 years of experience as a Spring Valley criminal attorney handling DUI, DWI, traffic violations, violent crimes, sex crimes, illegal gun possession, shoplifting, and juvenile crimes. Attorney Conway is also experienced in commercial law matters, zoning law, and estate planning. If you need a Rockland County criminal lawyer, contact our Spring Valley office for a free consultation.