Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated
Representation for Clients in Westchester & Putnam Counties
Have you been accused of aggravated DWI? This is a serious charge and you may need the help of a Carmel DUI lawyer who focuses on this area of law to ensure that your rights are protected. The Law Office of Keith R. Murphy provides tailored legal representation for clients facing DWI charges in Carmel, NY and communities throughout Putnam County.
Consequences for Aggravated DWI
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:
- 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
The Difference Between DWI & Aggravated DWI
In some situations, driving under the influence can result in a charge of aggravated DWI. Typically, the normal legal limit for Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) is .08%. An individual may be charged with aggravated DWI when the person has a BAC of .18% of higher. An aggravated DWI may also be charged when a child age 15 or under is in the vehicle at the time of the offense.
Our Carmel DUI 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. Call (845) 584-7033 today!