Have You Been Arrested For Drunk Driving In Dutchess County Or The Hudson Valley?
If you or someone you love has been arrested for drunk driving, it is vital that you act quickly to hire legal counsel. A conviction for a DWI charge can carry heavy consequences and impact your life negatively for years to come. At Michael A. Fakhoury, Esq., P.C., I am committed to providing my clients with the highest quality defense against DWI charges.
As a DWI lawyer, I am well-versed and experienced in investigating and defending all types of DWI cases, from first-time offenses to multiple offenses and DWI with injury.
Contact my Fishkill law firm today at 845-875-4442 to speak with a caring lawyer about the details of your case in a free consultation.
Consequences Of DWI Charges In New York
There are many types of DWI crimes that you could be charged with, typically depending on whether or not you have been convicted in the past of a similar crime. If you are arrested for the first time for DWI, you may be facing lesser consequences than if it was your 4th time being arrested. When there are special circumstances involved, such as injury or an accident, it can lead to much more serious penalties.
The exact consequences you could face may include:
- 1st offense: $500-$1,000 fine, up to one year in jail, and a six-month license suspension.
- 2nd offense (within 10 years): $5,00-$1,000 fine, up to four years in jail, and a one-year license suspension.
- 3rd offense (within 10 years): $2,000-$10,000 fine, up to seven years in jail, and a minimum one-year license suspension.
Protecting Your License And Driving Privileges
In addition to the criminal penalties of a DWI conviction, you could face a suspension or revocation of your license. You rely on your license to get you to work, school, or to take care of your family and obligations and cannot afford to lose your driving privileges. If you are worried about losing your driver’s license as a result of a conviction, it is vital that you seek counsel from an experienced Fishkill DWI attorney.
There are many different workable defense strategies I can employ on your behalf. Call my office now at 845-875-4442 to learn how I can help.