Felony DWI

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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 charge, 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.

Have you been arrested for a felony DWI? 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 Penalties for Felony DWI Convictions in NY?

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:

Strategic Defense Against Felony DWI Charges in Carmel

It is clear that being charged with felony DWI in New York can have serious consequences on your life. At The Law Office of Keith R. Murphy, our Carmel felony DWI attorneys have a track record of successfully defending clients against felony DWI charges. 

Some of the defenses we may use include:

  • Challenging the validity of the traffic stop
  • Questioning the accuracy of field sobriety tests
  • Disputing the results of breathalyzer or blood tests
  • Arguing that police officers violated your constitutional rights

We will work tirelessly to develop a strong defense strategy tailored to your specific case. We understand the anxiety and uncertainty that comes with facing felony DWI charges, and we are here to provide you with the guidance and support you need to navigate the legal process.

Get Expert DWI Legal Assistance

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.

Contact The Law Office of Keith R. Murphy today at (845) 584-7033 for a free consultation with our Carmel felony DWI lawyer.

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Focusing on DWI and Drug Related Cases
  • Proudly Serving Putnam, Dutchess, & Westchester Counties
  • Providing Tailored Assistance for Your Case
  • Available for Clients 24/7
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