What happens if I get a second DUI in NY?

Driving while under the influence is a serious offense that is often judged harshly in New York State. If this is your second DUI, continue reading to learn more about the consequences and call a Rockland County DUI attorney today.

Will I go to jail for a second DUI in New York?

A DUI is a serious offense, and accumulating two of them inherently means more severe consequences. However, these consequences vary given the circumstances. The penalties for a DUI will be more serious if this is your second DUI within 10 years and you are over the age of 21. If this is your situation, then you may be subject to:

  • A revoked license for a minimum of 1 year
  • $1,000 – $5,000 in fines
  • Jail time for as much as 4 years
  • Enrollment in the New York Impaired Driver Program (IDP) (and all related expenses)

However, if you are under 21, your penalties may be:

  • A revoked license for either a year or until you turn the age of 21
  • A $125 civil penalty
  • A $100 fee to reinstate your license
  • Possible enrollment in the New York Impaired Driver Program (and all related expenses)
  • Possible installation of an ignition interlock system (and all related expenses)

What happens after a third DUI in New York?

The accumulation of three DUIs within a 10-year timespan means even harsher consequences. A third DUI does not guarantee jail time, but it does make it more likely. If this is your third DUI within a five-year period then you will be required to serve at least 10 days in jail or 60 days of community service. Generally, penalties for a third DUI offense include:

  • $2,000 – $10,000 in fines
  • A maximum of 7 years in jail
  • A revoked license for a minimum of 1 year
  • PossiblePossilbly permanent revocation of your license
  • State surcharges

Can a Rockland County DUI attorney help me avoid jail time?

Getting a DUI is a serious offense, but with the help of an experienced Rockland County criminal defense attorney, it doesn’t have to be the end of the world. Our experienced attorneys can construct a variety of defenses to help mitigate the repercussions, depending on your circumstances. This may include highlighting the police’s lack of probable cause or other mistakes they could have made when pulling you over. Call us today so we can help.

Contact our experienced Rockland County firm

Those facing criminal charges in New York need a strong criminal defense attorney who knows the ins and outs of the criminal justice system. Call today or contact The Law Office of Carl Spector online to schedule a free confidential consultation.