With nearly 20 years of experience, our New York DWI lawyer is familiar with the way local judges and prosecutors operate. We also have a thorough understanding of DWI laws in New York. In order to fully understand the penalties you face, consulting with an attorney is essential. Our goal at Katz Lawyers is to take the time to review your case diligently and ensure you are aware of your legal rights and options.
To discuss your case during a free consultation, call us at (212) 747-0606 or contact us online.
Penalties You Could Face if Convicted
Throughout our years fighting DWI cases, we have seen that every case is different and that each judge takes numerous factors into consideration. When a judge applies penalties for a DWI conviction, they may consider your level of intoxication at the time of the arrest, whether there were aggravating factors involved, and whether you have previous DWI convictions. If anyone was injured or killed as a result of the alleged DWI, the charges and penalties would be significantly enhanced.
You could face the following penalties for a:
- 1st DWI offense: Possible jail time, $500-$1,000 in fines, 6-month minimum license suspension, and an ignition interlock device in your vehicle.
- 2nd DWI offense: 5 days jail or 30 days community service, $500-$5,000 in fines, 1-year minimum license suspension, and an ignition interlock device in your vehicle.
- 3rd DWI offense: 10 days jail or 60 days community service, $500-$10,000 in fines, 6-year minimum license suspension, and an ignition interlock device in your vehicle.
Hire a Dedicated New York DWI Attorney for Defense
A DWI charge of any type can have a significant, negative impact on your life. However, with the help of a knowledgeable New York DWI attorney, you have the chance to work towards a reduction of charges or penalties. We work diligently to investigate each case to reveal possible errors made by law enforcement. It is important that you hire representation right away to allow us to start building a compelling defense. At Katz Lawyers, we understand how high the stakes are and we are committed to protecting your future and rights.
Schedule a free case consultation by calling us anytime 24/7 at (212) 747-0606 .