Being arrested for DWI can have devastating consequences, from jail time to fines to a permanent mark on your record. If you already have a DWI conviction on your record and have been arrested for an additional DWI, do not hesitate to get the trusted counsel and defense you need during this time. You could be facing harsher penalties and repercussions for a second, third, or fourth DWI on your record. That is why our Nassau County DWI lawyers are here to stand up on your behalf. We have been advocating for clients in our community for nearly 20 years.
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If you are charged with a second DWI offense within 10 years of your first offense, you could have your charges elevated to a felony. Even if you aren't over the BAC limit of .08 percent, you could still face serious consequences. In New York, if you are pulled over with a BAC between .05 and .07 percent, you could be charged with DWAI. If you have a previous DWI or prior alcohol-related offense on your record, you could face a felony.
As you can see, the penalties for a DWI offense can be damaging. A subsequent DWI offense within 10 years is punishable by up to 4 years in prison, as well as up to $5,000 in fines, and a revoked driver's license, among other penalties. A misdemeanor second offense DWI / DWAI outside the 10-year lookback period can carry up to $1,000 in fines, a year in jail, an a year-long license suspension. These are serious repercussions, which is why the sooner you can get a seasoned DWI attorney in Nassau County behind your case, the better. Call Foley Griffin, LLP today!
Multiple DWI offenses in New York can quickly result in elevated consequences. Further, there are limited options to secure a plea bargain for a lesser DWI charge in New York. That means you are facing the harshest penalties for your offense. The good news is that the defense lawyers at our firm have successfully defended cases like these numerous times before. We know how to challenge breath and blood tests, how to assess the evidence gathered against you, and can even to bring on expert witnesses when necessary. We can determine if your case was handled correctly or identify if your rights were violated in any way. Our DWI attorneys are familiar with Nassau and Suffolk County courts and have the experience to build a strategic defense for your case. Our firm is here to protect your future and your reputation.
If you are having a second, third, or fourth DWI charge, now is the time to call Foley Griffin, LLP.