Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated

What is the Difference Between DWI & Aggravated DWI?

Anything higher than the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% will result in a DWI, any BAC of .18%+ or having a minor in the vehicle can result in an aggravated DWI. A first time aggravated DWI offense is punishable for up to 1 year in jail, 1 year license suspension, &/or a $2.5k fine.

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Aggravated DWI Penalties in New York

This offense carries higher penalties and the plea bargaining restrictions are different, compared with a standard DWI charge. As with a standard DWI charge, aggravated DWI can either be a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances and whether this is the first offense. However, this is still a serious charge with serious consequences.

If convicted, you could face consequences that include:

  • Fines up to $2,500
  • Jail terms of up to one year
  • Probation for another three years
  • Driver’s license suspension for up to a year
  • A requirement to attend a Victim Impact Panel
  • Felony charges have longer jail terms and higher fines
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device
  • Higher penalties can be imposed with multiple DWIs on record, damage to property, death, or injury of another individual

Our Carmel Aggravated DWI Lawyer Is Ready to Fight For You

The first thing you should do when you are arrested for aggravated DWI is to contact an attorney with specific experience in this area of the law. Keith R. Murphy offers tailored legal assistance for every client. The law firm answers telephone calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and free consultations are available.

Let an experienced Carmel aggravated DUI attorney review your case and provide the advice you need. Contact us at (845) 584-7033 today!

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