We Work To Avoid Serious DWI Penalties
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 Law Office of Bryan E. Cameron, we provide defense from drunk driving charges to clients throughout Nassau County and Suffolk County. Bryan Cameron is a former New York prosecutor who has defended the rights of thousands of drivers. We can find the best strategy to avoid or reduce possible criminal penalties.
Each Offense Has Different Potential Penalties
As a first-time offender, you may face a range of punishments depending on charges as follows:
- Driving while intoxicated (DWI): This misdemeanor crime carries $500 to $1,000 in fines and/or up to a year in jail. The state will revoke your license for six months, charge additional surcharges and assessments, and install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle.
- Aggravated DWI: This misdemeanor carries $1,000 to $2,500 in fines and/or up to a year in jail. You face license revocation for a year, additional fees and the installation of an ignition interlock device.
- Driving while ability impaired (DWAI): For a DWAI, you could face up to $500 in fines and/or up to 15 days in jail. DWAI causes a 90-day license suspension plus additional fees. Your vehicle will also need an ignition interlock device.
- DWAI drug cases: Driving under the influence of drugs is a misdemeanor crime that carries a fine of $500 to $1,000 plus extra fees and/or up to a year in jail. You will lose your license for six months.
With each subsequent offense, these penalties increase. If this is your second, third or fourth DWI, you could face longer jail time and longer license suspension. This is why it is critical to have legal defense from the start of your case.
Protecting Your License And Vehicle
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.
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Your rights and privileges are important to your life in numerous ways. Let us help protect them. Call us at 631-319-3487 (toll-free at 888-816-9087) or email our office in Sayville. Se habla español.