NY CITY DWI PROBATION REDUCTION

Strong Representation for All DWI Proceedings

If you have been arrested for DWI anywhere in New York, the proceedings following your arrest can seem very confusing. You will be required to appear in court regarding your DWI charge, after which you will have a DMV hearing regarding your license. At Katz Lawyers, our New York DWI attorney is prepared to offer dedicated representation for both hearings.

Give us a call today at (212) 747-0606 to schedule your free consultation. We are available 24/7.

The best way to avoid the criminal, administrative and civil consequences of a drunk driving conviction is to contact an experienced NYC DWI defense attorney as soon as possible after arrest.

New York City drunk driving defense lawyer Seth Katz believes anyone facing charges should be within easy contact of experienced and capable legal help. That’s why our law office is committed to being available whenever you need us. We offer free and confidential consultations to discuss your rights.

Since 1999, Attorney Seth Katz has provided reliable legal service to those facing traffic offenses in all five boroughs of New York. With an aggressive approach to preserving the rights of our clients, Katz Lawyers is the choice of many New Yorkers when they need a lawyer they can count on.

While a reduction in the length of probation or other post-conviction relief may be available in some cases, by far the best defense is keeping a drunk driving conviction off your record.

NYC DUI Penalties

There are many factors that determine potential penalties for conviction of DWAI or DWI in New York City. The following information is only a guide:

DWI Up to 1 year in jail Fines and costs of $2,000 or more 3 years probation 6-month license revocation Attendance at victim impact panel Ignition interlock device
DWI 2nd Up to 1 year in jail Fines and costs of $2,000 or more 3 years probation At least 1 year license revocation Alcohol revaluation or rehab Ignition interlock device
Aggravated DWI Up to 1 year in jail Fines and costs of $3,000 or more 3 years probation At least 1 year revocation of driver’s license. Attendance at victim impact panel Ignition interlock device
Aggravated DWI – 2nd Up to 1 year in jail Fines and costs of $3,000 or more 3 years probation At least 18 month license suspension Attendance at victim impact panel Ignition interlock device
Felony DWI Up to 4 years in state prison Fines and costs of up to $6,000 or more. 5 years probation Minimum 1 year license suspension Alcohol evaluation and/or rehab. Ignition interlock device
DWAI 15 days to 180 days in jail. $300-$1,500 in fines plus costs of $1,000 or more Up to 3 years 90-days to 6 months. Victim impact attendance/ alcohol eval and rehab possible. Ignition interlock device

These penalties are only a guide and the facts and circumstances of your case may result in significant deviation. For instance, in cases where a collision occurs, or an offender has previous alcohol- or drug-related convictions, a substantial increase in penalties is possible, including lifetime revocation of driving rights.

DWI Probation in New York

For most drunk driving convictions, offenders will be sentenced to a period of probation lasting 3-5 years.

The requirements of probation will differ, depending upon the facts and circumstances of your case. Some of the terms and conditions of DWI probation will be determined by the court and probation department. Because a convicted offender will face additional penalties for violating probation, including possible jail time, it’s important to have a New York City drunk driving defense attorney represent you while the terms of your probation are being determined.

Common DWI probation terms include: 

  • Supervision
  • Unannounced alcohol/drug testing
  • Employment restrictions
  • Driving restrictions
  • Gun-ownership restrictions
  • Mandatory abstinence from drugs and alcohol
  • Restrictions on visiting bars
  • Ignition interlock requirements
  • Community service
  • Alcohol and drug abuse evaluation or rehab

Winning early release or termination of DWI probation can reduce the chances an offender will face additional sanctions for violations. Your NYC DWI defense lawyer can petition the court for early release once substantial compliance with the terms has been achieved, which generally includes paying fines and costs, completing any court ordered classes or treatment, and serving at least half your probation.

Veteran drunk driving defense attorney Seth Katz represents clients throughout New York City, including Manhattan, Staten Island, The Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn.

For a free and confidential consultation with our NYC DWI defense lawyer call 212-747-0606. We are available whenever you need us.

To schedule a free consultation to discuss your DUI charges and license suspension, contact our office at (212) 747-0606 .

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  • Practicing 15+ Years
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