This Easter weekend, there is a very good chance that you traveled to see friends or family and to celebrate the holiday. While Easter is generally a pleasant holiday for all who celebrate, if you had a couple of drinks and were arrested for driving while under the influence, you are most likely now in serious trouble. Please read on and speak with our Rockland County criminal defense attorney to learn more about DWI charges in New York State. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What happens if I get a DWI for the first time in NY?
When someone gets a first-offense DWI, they will face a slew of potential legal consequences that may change their lives for years to come. That’s right–even a first offense can have a drastic impact on a person’s life. Some of the penalties for a first-offense DWI in New York are as follows:
- You may lose your license for six months
- You may spend up to 1 year in jail, depending on the circumstances of your charges
- You may have to pay a $1,000 fine
- You may have to enroll in the IDP
What are the consequences of a second DUI in New York?
For second DUI in NYS, you can bet that the courts will treat you even harsher than your first DWI. You may face the following consequences:
- A 4-year jail sentence
- You may have your license suspended for up to one year
- A $5,000 fine
- Enrollment in the New York Impaired Driver Program (IDP)
Will I go to jail if I am arrested for a third DWI in New York?
When someone is arrested for a third DWI in New York, they can bet that the justice system will show no mercy against them, meaning that they will spend up to seven years in jail, they will lose their license for years (if not permanently), and they will have to install the ignition interlock device in their vehicles, among other penalties. If you were arrested for a DWI in New York State, whether this is your first or third, you need experienced legal counsel on your side. You can depend on us.
Contact our experienced Rockland County firm
Those facing criminal charges in New York need a strong Rockland County 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.