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New York City DUI/DWI Penalties

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If you have been arrested and charged with drunk driving, formally known as driving while intoxicated (DWI) in the state of New York, it is essential to know what you are up against. Your life can be drastically impacted by the strict penalties imposed by the law, which is why you need a lawyer in your corner who knows what it takes to fight them.

At the Law Office of Mark A. Bederow, P.C., our New York DWI lawyer has over 20 years of experience and can build an aggressive and effective defense to protect your rights and fight for your freedom. Using his extensive knowledge and insight, he can help seek dismissal of your charges or reduction of your penalties. We understand how much is at stake in DUI/DWI cases, and are dedicated to giving our clients the best chance at a bright future.

What are the penalties for DWI?

Convictions for Driving While Intoxicated can carry harsh consequences. It is important to note that the severity of the penalties you face can be impacted by certain factors, including your age, the class of your driver’s license, the substance under which you were impaired, your cooperation during field sobriety tests, and any previous offenses.

Underage DWI penalties can include:

  • Revocation of drivers’ license for six months to one year (or until 21 years of age)
  • Civil fees up to $125, suspension fees up to $100
  • Potential enrollment in New York Drinking Driver Program, including all costs and fees
  • Potential installation requirement of ignition interlock device, including all costs and fees

First-offense DWI penalties can include:

  • 90-day license suspension
  • Fines of $300-$500
  • Annual assessments for three years, which include $250 in fines
  • Jail time of up to 20 days
  • Potential enrollment in the New York Drinking Driver Program, including all costs and fees

Second-offense DWI penalties can include:

  • 6-month license suspension
  • Fines of $500-$750
  • Annual assessments for three years, which include $250 in fines
  • Jail time of up to 30 days
  • Potential enrollment in the New York Drinking Driver Program, including all costs and fees

Penalties for Aggravated DUI/DWI

The penalties that you might face become even more severe if there are aggravating factors. In DWI cases, aggravating factors can include excessive blood alcohol content levels (considered 0.18% or higher), causing injury, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, or driving with a child present. The potential penalties for aggravated DWI can also increase due to prior offenses.

Aggravated DWI penalties can include:

  • 1 year to 18 months’ license revocation
  • Fines ranging from $1,000-$5,000
  • Annual assessments for 3 years, which include $250 in fines
  • Jail time of 1 to 4 years
  • Potential enrollment in the New York Drinking Driver Program, including all costs and fees
  • A Class E felony for second offenders

Put Experience & Skill in Your Corner

At the Law Office of Mark A. Bederow, P.C., we know that the best way to defend yourself against a DWI charge is to be prepared and know what you’re up against. We want you to have the knowledge and resources you need to face your charge with confidence. We’ll discuss the details of your case, the potential penalties you face, and your options for defending them in a consultation, so don’t hesitate to request yours.

Put our zealous advocacy to work for you. Contact our team today to schedule a confidential consultation! Call (212) 256-9491.

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