If you were arrested for driving while intoxicated, it is vital that you retain the representation of a skilled and proven New York DWI lawyer. Many people believe that being arrested for DWI is a hopeless situation with no possible way out. Fortunately, this is not the case. When you work with a proven firm like Katz Lawyers, you greatly improve your chances of protecting your driving privileges, your future, and your freedom. We’re dedicated to using our knowledge and experience in the field of DWI to come to your aid.
Get in touch with our firm today by calling us at (212) 747-0606 or contacting us online to discuss your charges. We are available 24/7.
Penalties for a DWI Conviction
After being arrested or charged with DWI, you may be worried about the penalties you could face for a conviction. Even a first-time misdemeanor offense can carry possible jail time, 6 months of license suspension, and $500-$1,000 in fines. In some cases, misdemeanor offenses can be enhanced to felonies if there are aggravated circumstances involved. There is no way to guarantee the exact consequences that your conviction may have, as there are too many varying factors involved.
The penalties you face may range depending on a number of factors, such as:
- Whether or not there was a collision
- Whether or not a child was in the car
- Whether or not a chemical test was refused
- The BAC at the time of the arrest
- If there were previous convictions
In addition to possible criminal consequences, a conviction of DWI can have a lasting effect on your record and your reputation. If your license is suspended, you may not be qualified for certain types of employment.
Get Started with a FREE Consultation
At Katz Lawyers, we know that every case is different and we take the time to thoroughly review the details of your case. We do things such as examine the evidence against you, speak to witnesses, and review the paperwork submitted by the arresting officer so that we can create effective strategies. There are many defense strategies which can be applied to a DWI case depending on the details of the case. For example, our New York DWI attorney may question the effectiveness of the breathalyzer test or the cause the arresting officer had to pull you over.
To schedule a free case consultation, reach out to our firm now at (212) 747-0606 .