New York DWI Overview
In New York, DWI and DUI mean the same thing – drunk driving….whether you’re in upstate or in the NYC metro area.
And if you’ve been arrested and charged with DWI in New York…. you have legal issues that will require smart and professional legal representation.
New York DWI Penalties
New York law states that drivers that are stopped and arrested – the first time – can:
- Lose their drivers license for up to one year;
- Have to pay up to $1,000 in fines;
- Spend up to one year in jail, and;
- Be required to participate in a Drinking Driver Program (DDP), and;
- Have to install and maintain an ignition interlock on any vehicle owned and operated by such driver for at least one year.
Those are serious issues. Even worse though, if you’re found guilty of DWI, you’ll end up with a criminal record – which many times will cost you your job.
The only worse penalties are handed out to those that have a prior DWI conviction in the past 10 years. These arrests fall under New York Felony DWI DUI Penalties.
Other issues that can have a major impact on whether you’re convicted for DUI in New York, is whether breath, blood, or urine testing was done after the arrest – and were the results over the legal limit? If they were, that’s were an experienced NY DWI attorney can make all the difference in the world.
We’ve put together much more detailed information about New York DWI testing and specific legal defenses we utilize in court at our New York DWI Testing and legal defense pages. Why not take a minute or two and get your questions answered about blood tests, urine tests and breath tests.
Driving Privileges…. The Most Important Issue For Many Of Our Clients
Over the years, there’s one thing we’ve learned – for most of our clients, being able to drive as soon as possible after an arrest for DWI in New York is extremely important.
In this state, there’s no way around the law – when you are arrested and charged with DWI, and you refused to take a chemical test to determine your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)….your license is suspended right there at your arraignment.
Your drivers license can then be revoked for at least one year after a hearing by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Again, for this type of situation, it really is on your best interest to get the very best DUI attorney you can find.
How We Can Help
Facing a DWI charge is stressful. We promise to help you through the entire process, resolve any concerns you have, and answer all your questions. It is our duty to provide you with expert advice, guide you through the legal process, and represent you in the courtroom.
Earlier on this page, I said you were going to need smart and professional legal representation. We’d like to be the New York DWI attorneys you call for that help.
Why not pick up the phone and call us for a FREE consultation. We’re available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
In the NYC area and Long Island, call us at 212 683 5912.
For WNY & Upstate NY, call 1 800 879 6410.
If the call is long distance, or you live elsewhere in the state, call us for free at 1 800 879 6410.
We won’t pressure you – we’ll just answer your questions.
If we work together to solve your legal problem…. great. If not, that’s okay too.
Why not put former prosecutors to work for you on your DWI arrest. We have a very strong track record of success throughout the State of New York, and we can certainly help with your DWI in New York – regardless of where you live.
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