DWI charges in New York State are incredibly serious, and in most cases, when someone is convicted of a DWI, it can impact their life for years to come. That being said, if you were charged with an aggravated DWI, meaning you were caught with a blood alcohol content of .18% or higher, you will most likely face far harsher penalties than a standard DWI, even if this is only your first one. Please continue reading and speak with our Rockland County criminal defense attorney to learn more. Here are some of the questions you may have:
For a first-offense aggravated DWI in New York State, you can expect far more than a “slap on the wrist.” You will most likely face the following penalties:
That being said, in certain cases, our firm can work to enroll you in the Impaired Drinking Driver Program to help you receive a conditional driver’s license.
A second aggravated DWI in New York within 10 years is a Class E felony, for which you will face far harsher felonies than a first-offense aggravated DWI. Some of the penalties you may face for a second aggravated DWI in New York State are as follows:
If you are charged with a third aggravated DWI within 10 years of the first in New York, you will most likely face the following penalties:
The bottom line is that no matter whether this is your first, second, or third aggravated DWI, you cannot afford to proceed without the assistance of a knowledgeable New York criminal defense attorney.
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.