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New York State DWI Laws Take Drunk Driving Seriously

A DWI lawyer advocates for your rights to minimize penalties

At the Law Office of Gordon B. Fine, we have been representing individuals charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties since 1993. We investigate the process used by law enforcement to stop, arrest and test you, including breath test equipment and results.

Gordon B. Fine handled thousands of criminal cases as a Bronx County Assistant District Attorney. As a defense attorney in his own practice, he knows exactly what defense is needed for a successful outcome.

What is considered drunk driving?

In New York, an individual operating a passenger vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above 0.08 percent in a breath test can be charged with DWI. The law and penalties differ for those under 21 years of age.

Penalties for drunk driving escalate for repeat offenses

Your age, whether you are charged with alcohol and/or drug use, whether it is a repeated offense, and the status of your license effect penalties for drunk driving and drug charges.

If you are convicted of drunk driving as a first offense, you face:

  • Loss of license for at least six months
  • A fine between $500 and $1,000
  • A maximum of one year in jail
  • Three years probation
  • Use of an ignition interlock device

A second conviction within 10 years is a Class E felony and you face:

  • Loss of license for at least one year
  • A fine between $1,000 and $5,000
  • A maximum of four years in jail
  • Five years probation
  • Use of an ignition interlock device

Drivers under the age of 21 convicted of DWI break the Zero Tolerance Law

If you are under the age of 21, you face enhanced penalties if you are convicted of a DWI offense. At the Law Firm of Gordon B. Fine, we handle defense of all juvenile offenses, including DWI.

Charged with DWI? Get the defense help you need from an experienced Westchester County DWI attorney

The Law Office of Gordon B. Fine, located in Yorktown Heights, has defended individuals against DWI charges for more than 25 years. Don’t face a DWI charge alone and risk your future. Call us today at 914-245-6250 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. We offer MasterCard and Visa payment plans for the convenience of our clients. And if you need us in an emergency, don’t hesitate to call.


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