Carmel Felony DWI Lawyer

Facing Felony DWI Charges in Putnam or Westchester County?

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) can result in either misdemeanor or felony charges, depending on the circumstances of the case. At The Law Office of Keith R. Murphy, this Carmel felony DUI lawyer treats every case as unique and tailored legal assistance is provided to each client.

Is DWI a Felony in NY?

Several factors can influence whether DWI is charged as a misdemeanor or felony. In most cases, a first-time conviction for DWI is a misdemeanor charge. However, if driving under the influence results in an injury, you may face a felony charge. If someone dies in an accident caused by drunken driving, the driver can be charged with reckless homicide, which is a felony. In other situations, felony DWI is charged for a second, third, or fourth offense. A very high Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) can also result in a felony charge.

Penalties for Felony DWI

The penalties for DWI include jail time, fines, and driver’s license suspension, regardless of whether the charge is a misdemeanor or felony. These penalties are more extreme for felony convictions, such as longer sentences, larger fines, and loss of driving privileges for a longer period of time. In addition, a felony DWI conviction may result in higher insurance costs and the stigma of a criminal record, which can impact employment as well as housing prospects.

A felony DWI conviction may result in:

  • Jail sentences of longer than one year
  • Driver’s license suspension for a year or more
  • Fines ranging from $1,000 to $10,000
  • Community service after jail time
  • Mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device

We Can Defend You - Hear From a Former Client

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If you have been arrested for DWI and need a lawyer look no further. Keith Murphy is a bulldog and will do his absolute best for you. He did for me and I am forever grateful and so fortunate to have had him represent me.

Available to Answer Your Call 24/7

If you are facing DWI charges, do not admit guilt before speaking with an attorney. The Law Office of Keith R. Murphy is available to answer your call at any time of the day or night. We provide representation to clients in Carmel, Putnam County, as well as Westchester County.

Ready to discuss your Carmel felony DWI case with an attorney? Call (845) 584-7033 for a free consultation.

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