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DWI Defense Lawyers in Poughkeepsie

Penalties for DWI Convictions in New York

The penalties for DWI in the state of New York may vary significantly, depending on whether it is your first offense, as well as on the circumstances surrounding the alleged crime. For example, a first-time DWI would be charged much differently than a third-time DWI or even a first-time DWI with an injury. If you are convicted of a misdemeanor or felony DWI, it will result in a conviction on your criminal record and on your driving record. Your license may be suspended and possibly revoked, depending on the state of your driving record at the time.

In New York, the penalties for a DWI are as follows:

First DWI, Misdemeanor:

  • Up to one year in jail
  • Up to $500-$1,000 in fines
  • 6-months license suspension (minimum)

Second DWI, Class E Felony:

  • A period of 5 days to 4 years in jail or prison
  • 30 days of community service
  • 1 year of license suspension (minimum)

Third DWI, Class E Felony:

  • Up to 4 years in jail
  • Fines of up to $5,000

If you've been arrested for DWI, get help quickly. Call our firm at (845) 436-3193 or contact us online now.

Aggressively Fighting Drunk Driving Charges

There are a number of reasons why law enforcement may believe you are intoxicated, causing them to pull you over. This can include anything from ignoring traffic signals or driving at excessive speeds to drifting over the lanes. However, all of these reasons are circumstantial.

At Jonna Spilbor Law, our goal is to investigate every aspect of your case, including whether or not the officer had legal grounds to pull you over. You can count on our Poughkeepsie DWI defense attorneys to advocate for you and leave no stone unturned.

Hire a Skilled Criminal Defense Lawyer in Poughkeepsie

If you were arrested for driving while intoxicated, time is of the essence. We understand how much is on the line, from your driving privileges to your reputation. You can count on our experienced Poughkeepsie criminal defense lawyers to thoroughly investigate your case and begin building a defense as soon as you hire us. The sooner you hire a legal team like ours to represent you, the better your chances are of reinstating your license and fighting the charges against you.

Contact us at (845) 436-3193 to make an appointment. We're here to help.

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