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What is Leandra’s Law?

Leandra’s Law is a new law that was recently passed by New York State that elevates a first time misdemeanor DWI offense to a felony if you were drunk driving with a minor in the car. Specifically, a person under the age of 14.

Automatically, this is a separate felony DWI charge and elevates a misdemeanor charge to a felony charge. That subjects you to a grand jury presentment if the prosecutor so chooses. If the grand jury indicts you, the case now begins brand new in county court. You can face a state prison sentence, a five-year term of probation, as well as loss of license for at least a year from the court and possibly more from the DMV.

The Law Office of Kevin T Conway serves Rockland County with quality legal services regarding criminal matters, including DWI, drug charges, violent crimes, sex crimes, traffic violations, juvenile crimes, and more. If you are in need of quality legal services, contact our Spring Valley law firm today.

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