Charged With Drunk Driving?
Drunk driving in New York is a serious offense, and the laws have changed. The laws are now very hard and unforgiving on negligent drunk drivers. If you are caught driving under the influence of alcohol, you could face DWI or DUI charges, possibly lose your license, or even face jail time. Over the past number of years, the media and various political action groups have helped to bring tougher laws and increased the penalties for violations. Now in New York, a Blood-Alcohol Concentration of .08 or higher will bring on a Driving While Intoxicated charge (DWI). If the BAC is between .05 to .07, then a DWAI (Driving While Ability Impaired) can be charged. If you have a commercial license, a BAC of .04 may bring a DUI charge. If you have a commercial license BAC of .04 may bring a DUI charge. And now there are DWAI Drugs charges for those who are accused under the influence of drugs of medication.
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If these charges stick, you could lose your diving privileges, face possible jail time and pay more in insurance premiums. Enlist Powers Law, P.C. attorney to fight these charges.
Possible DUI/DWI Penalties
Penalties vary based on each case and the sentence for DWI, DWAI or DWAI Drugs also varies based on your previous record, how close you had convictions on your record and where you have been charged.
A first offense for DWAI – the smallest charge they can bring on you – is punishable for up to 15 days in jail, loss of license for 90 days and a fine of $300-$500. A DWI offense over .08 could face up to a year in jail, loss of license for a year and a fine of $500-$1000.
The penalties grow for a second offense and a third offense can bring prison time for up to seven years.
If you are in this position, please contact the Long Island Drunk Driving Attorney for a few consolation today.
Why Powers Law, P.C. For Drunk Driving And DWI cases?
John T. Powers has been representing clients for 15 years. He works tirelessly to defending those accused of Drunk Driving, DWI, DWAI, and DUI. His work has helped to change the laws and is asked to speak about the subject at various legal seminars.
Powers Law, P.C. Covers Cases such as:
- Impaired Driving
- Vehicular Manslaughter
- Leaving The Scene
- Suspended License
- Refusal of Field Sobriety Tests
- Hardship Hearings
- All Traffic Matters
Mr. Powers will fight to have those who certify the Field Sobriety Tests on the stands so they are cross examined, instead of having a notarized piece of paper decide your future.
Please contact Powers Law, P.C. in our Long Island Drunk Driving and DWI Attorney offices today for a free consultation.
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