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Is DWI a Felony in NY?
A first-time DWI conviction is a misdemeanor charge. However, a DWI is considered a felony if an accident results in another's injury/death (reckless homicide), after multiple DWI convictions, a blood alcohol content (BAC) above .18 (aggravated DWI), or if a minor was in the vehicle (Leandra’s Law).
Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) can result in either a misdemeanor or felony charges, depending on the circumstances of the case. At The Law Office of Keith R. Murphy, this Carmel felony DWI lawyer treats every case as unique, and tailored legal assistance is provided to each client.
Schedule your free consultation with our leading felony DWI attorneys in Carmel by calling (845) 584-7033 or contacting us online today!
What are the New York 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. If you are facing DWI charges, do not admit guilt before speaking with an attorney.
A felony DWI conviction in New York 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
Experienced Felony DWI/DUI Legal Counsel in NY
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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