DWI Penalties Attorney in Suffolk County

Driving while intoxicated (DWI) and driving while ability impaired (DWAI) charges carry serious consequences. If you have been charged with DWI or DWAI, you need a skilled and experienced attorney who can ensure that your rights are protected at every stage in the process.

At the Law Office of Bryan E. Cameron, in Sayville, we provide defense from drunk driving charges to clients throughout Nassau County and Suffolk County on Long Island. DWI penalties lawyer Bryan Cameron served as a prosecutor for four years, where he personally handled and litigated both felony and misdemeanor criminal cases. He has defended the rights of thousands of clients throughout his more than 15 years of experience. To set up a free initial consultation, contact our office online or call us at 631-319-3487 (toll-free at 888-816-9087).

Penalties for DWI Offenses Under VTL §1192

As a first-time offender, you may face a range of punishments depending on the type of DWI crime you are charged with:

  • Driving while intoxicated (DWI). This misdemeanor crime carries $500 to $1,000 in fines and/or up to a year in jail. Your license will also be revoked for six months, you will be charged additional surcharges and assessments, and an ignition interlock device will be placed on your vehicle.
  • Aggravated DWI. If you are arrested with more than .18 blood alcohol content (BAC), you could be charged with aggravated DWI. This offense is a misdemeanor and carries $1,000 to $2,500 in fines and/or up to a year in jail. Your license will also be revoked for one year, you will be charged additional surcharges and assessments, and an ignition interlock device will be placed on your vehicle.
  • Driving while ability impaired (DWAI). DWAI is a traffic infraction, and you could face up to $500 in fines and/or up to 15 days in jail. Your license will be suspended for 90 days, and you will be charged additional surcharges and assessments. You will also have an ignition interlock device placed on your vehicle.
  • DWAI drugs. Driving under the influence of drugs is a misdemeanor crime carries a fine of $500 to $1,000 and/or up to a year in jail. You will lose your license for six months. You will also face additional surcharges and assessments.

With each subsequent offense, the penalties increase. If this is your second, third or fourth DWI, you could face longer jail time and longer license suspension.

Protecting Your License and Your Vehicle in New York

If you have lost your license as a result of a DWI or DWAI arrest, we can help you seek a hardship license or a conditional license so you can drive to work, school or medical appointments. We will aggressively defend your interests in criminal court and before the DMV in order to protect your right to drive.

Chemical test refusal can also result in a suspended license, and if you were arrested without a license, you may also face vehicle forfeiture. We are experienced at representing clients in refusal hearings and forfeiture hearings. We will fight to protect your rights at every stage.

Contact a Nassau County Lawyer Regarding Your Revoked License

To arrange a free initial consultation with criminal defense attorney Bryan Cameron, contact us online or call us at 631-319-3487 (toll free at 888-816-9087). We are available to meet with clients weekdays during regular business hours, and weekends and evenings by request. You can reach us by phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We accept Visa, MasterCard and other major credit cards.

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