Penalties for a DWI With a Minor in the Vehicle in NYS | What You Should Know

Penalties for a DWI With a Minor in the Vehicle in NYS | What You Should Know

When someone receives a DWI in New York State, they can count on the fact that without experienced representation, their lives will virtually be turned upside down for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately, if you are someone who recently received a DWI with a minor in the vehicle, you are most likely now looking at even harsher consequences that can impact your life for years to come. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Rockland County criminal defense attorney to learn more about DWIs with minors in the car and how our firm can help you fight those charges. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do I get a DWI?

When someone is pulled over and it is confirmed that they have a Blood Alcohol Content of .08% or higher, they will receive a DWI charge. Individuals can also receive DWI charges for driving under the influence of drugs.

Will I go to jail if I am convicted of Driving While Intoxicated with a child in the vehicle?

Though standard DWI charges bring serious consequences, if you are found to be driving while intoxicated with a minor in the vehicle, you will face heightened charges. For a DWI with a minor in the vehicle, you will receive a Class E felony, which means you can spend up to four years in jail, as well as have your license suspended until the date of prosecution. You will also have to install the Ignition Interlock Device at your own cost for at least 12 months after having your license restored.

If you caused an accident while driving under the influence and injured a minor in the car, you will face a Class C felony, which entails a prison sentence of up to 15 years. If you caused an accident while driving under the influence and killed a child 15 years or younger, you will receive a Class B felony, which entails a 25-year prison sentence. Rather obviously, these are all very serious charges that can affect your life for years to come. Fortunately, our Rockland County criminal defense attorney is here to help. All you have to do is pick up the phone and give our firm 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.

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