As you know Thanksgiving Weekend is among the most dangerous weekends to be on the road, in large part due to the number of drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. That being said, if you are someone who was charged with a Thanksgiving Weekend DWI in New York State, you must continue reading and speak with our experienced New York State criminal defense attorney to learn more about the consequences of DWIs in New York and how our firm can help you fight them. Here are some of the questions you may have:
The first thing that you should understand is that even if this is only your first DWI in New York, you will face a wide array of consequences that can impact your life for years to come, including:
New York State strictly deals with minors who drive while under the influence of alcohol. The consequences are as follows:
For a second DWI offense, you risk up to four years of jail time on top of a 1-year loss of license, mandatory enrollment in the New York Impaired Driver Program, and a $5,000 fine, on top of additional yearly surcharges.
If this is your third or subsequent DWI in New York State, you may very well lose your license forever. Additionally, you may spend up to seven years in jail and have to pay a $10,000 fine, in addition to state surcharges. The bottom line is that no matter whether this is your first, third, or subsequent DWI, you must retain the services of an experienced attorney who can fight your charges to help ensure you go on living a free, productive life.
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.