If you have been charged with driving while intoxicated, please read on, then contact an experienced Rockland County DUI attorney to learn what the consequences of an aggravated DWI are in the state of New York.
What constitutes an aggravated DWI in New York?
If you have been charged with an aggravated DWI in the Empire State, it means that law enforcement caught you operating your vehicle with a blood alcohol content of higher than 0.18%, which is more than twice the legal limit of 0.08%. For this crime, you will face even harsher penalties than those that come with standard DWIs.
What are the penalties for an aggravated DWI in New York?
The New York Vehicle and Traffic Code Section 1993 sets forth the penalties for an aggravated DWI. These penalties are based on how many times, if any, you have previously sustained convictions for this or related offenses. They are as follows:
First offense aggravated DWI:
- A fine of up to $2,500
- A jail sentence of up to 1 year
- A suspension of your driver’s license for up to 1 year
Second offense aggravated DWI (within 10 years):
- A fine of up to $5,000
- A prison sentence of up to 4 years
- A suspension of your driver’s license for up to 18 months
Third offense aggravated DWI (within 10 years):
- A fine of up to $10,000
- A prison sentence of up to 7 years
- A suspension of your driver’s license for at least 18 months
Whether this is your first, second or subsequent offense for aggravated DWI, you should reach out to a skilled Rockland County criminal defense attorney to discuss your next steps.
How can a Rockland County criminal defense attorney help you?
If you are facing charges of driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you must hire a competent criminal defense attorney to help you explore all of the possible defenses that might be employed on your behalf. Our firm will assess whether you were stopped illegally by law enforcement, whether the field sobriety tests were issued lawfully and more. Any slip on the part of law enforcement may lead to your charges being reduced or even dismissed. As has been illustrated, you can’t fight these charges on your own, so please give us a call today.
Contact our experienced Rockland County firm
Those facing criminal charges in New York need a strong Rockland County criminal defense attorney who knows the ins and outs of the criminal justice system. Fortunately, our firm is ready to put over 30 years of experience to work for you. Call today or contact The Law Office of Carl Spector online to schedule a free confidential consultation. We are ready to help you go on living life positively, happily, and free from the burdens of a criminal conviction–all you have to do is ask.