Have You Been Arrested for a DUI/DWI?

Brooklyn DWI Lawyer

Caught Driving Under the Influence in New York?

Our state lawmakers have made the penalties for DUI (or DWI) more and more extreme as time passes. Even a first time DUI offense, if convicted, can lead to jail time, community service, steep fines and a suspended license.

Those who have earlier convictions on record will be struggling with even more severe repercussions, and could be charged with a felony offense. When an accident or injury occurred and you were later charged with DUI, if convicted you could be sent to state prison and lose many future opportunities, including the ability to vote, own a gun and carry professional licenses.

This is a very serious legal matter and should be addressed with the help of a skilled Brooklyn DUI attorney from The Law Offices of David E. Levine. Some people choose to be apathetic and just plead guilty; had they decided that they wanted to fight the charge they may have avoided the penalties.

Contact our Brooklyn DWI attorney today to discuss your defense options!

What Are the Penalties for a DWI in New York?

What Are the Penalties for a 1st DWI in NY?

Being convicted of a DWI in NY can result in the following penalties:
  • Fine: $500 - $1,000
  • Jail: Up to 1 year
  • License Suspension: Revoked for at least 6 months

What Are the Penalties for a 2nd DWI in NY?

A second-offense DWI conviction in New York may result in the following penalties:
  • Fine: $1,000 - $5,000
  • Jail: 1 - 4 years
  • License suspension: Revoked for at least 1 year
  • Installation of ignition interlock device

How Many DWIs is a Felony in NY?

In New York, if you or on your third DWI, aggravated DWI, DWAID, or DWAI-Combination within ten years is a D felony in New York. The fine can range from $2,000 to $10,000. The mandatory minimum license suspension period is the same as for E felony offenses, with aggravated DWI having an eighteen-month suspension and everything else having one year.

Can a DWI be Reduced in NY?

In New York, you can get a DWI reduced to a DWAI (Driving While Ability Impaired). While a DWI is considered a misdemeanor, while a DWAI is considered a violation. A DWAI does not have long term consequences compared to a DWI. Since DWAI is a violation, it can still lead up to 15 days in jail and up to $500 in fines. To get a DWI reduced to a DWAI if a plea bargain is reached. You have a much higher chance of being offered a plea bargain if no aggravating factors associated with your case, such as a prior DWI arrest, high blood alcohol level or an accident.

Inaccurate Alcohol Tests

No testing equipment is 100% accurate; investigating the procedures used in breathalyzer, blood or urine testing is important when seeking to defend a DUI charge. Some units are improperly calibrated, may have a history of faulty readings, or the procedure used in administering the test was incorrect. We are very familiar with all the aspects of evidence in DWI cases and will immediately review your situation and advise you what can be done to reduce the damage.

In many cases we have taken on, overzealous law enforcement has failed to correctly administer the test, or failed to have probable cause to pull you over in the first place, and when such violations are identified, we take action to have it suppressed and made inadmissible in court. Without evidence, your case is likely to be dismissed. Other more serious DUI charges may require an extremely aggressive approach to defend your case, but that is what we do - each and every day.

Get the Defense You Need for Your DWI / DUI Charges

If you are looking for an attorney to just stand there while you plead guilty, we are not for you. We seek out the options to defend your case, and will make a painstaking review of every detail of the evidence against you. When there were errors in police procedure in the arrest, we will expose it to the court. Don't take chances with your future. Contact our firm today for high quality, aggressive DUI defense.

Contact a Brooklyn DUI lawyer from our firm for high quality legal representation with a proven record in court.

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