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Have You Been Charged With a DUI or DWI in New York?
Driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) are very serious charges in New York. The penalties of a conviction range from fines to jail time, and the consequences of a criminal record can affect a person long after the sentence has been completed. If you are facing a DUI or DWI charge, we recommend contacting an experienced DUI lawyer as soon as possible to review your options. As a former New York prosecutor with more than 30 years of experience, Lisa Pelosi will help you determine your best course of action and fight for your rights in court. Every second matters when you are facing DUI or DWI charges — call the Law Office of Lisa Pelosi today for a free case evaluation.
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DUI DWI Drunk Driving Arrest in NY or NYC?
DWI or Driving While Intoxicated or Under the Influence in NY
It is illegal to drive while intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol or drugs while in New York City. You also pose a danger to the public while your ability to drive is impaired.
Under the New York penal code, if you drive while your ability is impaired you will be guilty of a traffic infraction. The possible penalties for such an infraction include:
- A fine of $300-$500 or
- Imprisonment in a penitentiary or county jail for up to 15 days or
Previous convictions will result in a stiffer jail sentence and more expensive fines.
If you’re caught driving drunk or impaired by the use of alcohol, drugs or a combination of the two, you will likely be charged with a misdemeanor offense. You could receive a:
- Fine of $500-$1000 or
- Prison or jail sentence of up to 1 year or
You may also be required to have an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle.
There are additional penalties for drunk driving and driving under the influence with a child who is 15-years-old or less in the car. Felony offenses of drunk driving or driving under the influence in New York City can carry much greater penalties depending on the particular level of crime you’re charged with. That’s why it’s always vital to contact a New York City criminal defense attorney when you are charged with any crime. Lisa Pelosi is ready to help you work through any criminal charges you are facing.