DWI Crackdowns for Superbowl Sunday

This weekend, millions of football fans across the United States are expected to tune in to the 52nd annual Superbowl. Many people associate Superbowl Sunday with lots of food, friends, football, and beer. That being said, it is important that people who go to Superbowl parties make sure not to drive under the influence of alcohol. Law enforcement is well aware that Superbowl Sunday often includes a lot of alcohol consumption and is prepared to hold individuals accountable if they choose to drink and drive. The legal blood alcohol content limit in New York State is 0.08 percent. If an individual is found to have a greater BAC, they can be charged accordingly. The penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol in New York State are very serious, and could result in significant fines and jail time, depending on whether the individual convicted has prior offenses on their criminal record.

A first offense driving under the influence conviction can result in penalties that include:

  • A six month license suspension
  • A fine between  $500 and $1000
  • Potential for the installation of an ignition interlock device

If you are charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, contact our firm today.

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.