If you are charged with a DWI in New York State, you can expect harsh penalties and long-lasting ramifications. New York State does not take drunk driving cases lightly, and they will most likely do whatever they can to get you off the road. It will even further compound your problem if you have been charged with an aggravated DWI, which means you were driving while under the influence of alcohol and had a blood alcohol content of 0.18% or higher. If you are in this situation, you must read on and hire an experienced attorney as soon as possible to help combat this charge.
If you are charged with a first-offense aggravated DWI, here are some of the consequences you may face:
Fortunately, with the help of a knowledgeable attorney, you may be eligible for the Impaired Drinking Driver Program and a conditional license, which you can use to get to school, work, and other essential destinations.
If this is your second time being charged with an aggravated DWI within 10 years, you are facing a class E felony. The courts treat you even harsher than before, which is why you will especially need a tough attorney in your corner. Here are some of the potential penalties for a second aggravated DWI:
A third or subsequent DWI comes with extremely damaging consequences. They are as follows:
Not only can an attorney help mitigate the damage of your DWI, but he or she may even get your case thrown out altogether. Do yourself a favor and hire an attorney who will tenaciously fight for your rights.
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.