Multiple DWI Convictions in New York
Protecting Your Rights in Putnam or Westchester County
New York has among the strictest penalties for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. These penalties may include license suspension or revocation, jail, fines, drug and alcohol counseling, and other consequences. Previous convictions can increase penalties. Whether this is your first or subsequent charge, you need an experienced Carmel DUI lawyer.
Penalties for Multiple DWI Offenses
- Two or More Offenses: An individual with two or more convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the past 25 years must complete their entire suspension or revocation, even when they complete the Impaired Driver Program.
- Three or Four Offenses: If the person is arrested for DWI three or more times within 25 years, but committed no serious driving offense, the person will have their licenses revoked for five years in addition to the statutory revocation period, and an ignition interlock device will be required for another five years. If the person has committed a serious driving offense, the driver’s license will be permanently revoked.
- Five or More Offenses: A driver with five or more offenses for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol on their lifetime driving record will be permanently denied a driver’s license. The driver is considered a Persistently Dangerous Driver.
What to Do When Arrested on a Subsequent Charge
If you have multiple DWIs on your record and have been convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol, a drug, or both in the past, it is especially important for you to seek immediate assistance from a Carmel DUI attorney. The Law Office of Keith R. Murphy is a full-service law firm serving the needs of clients in Putnam and Westchester counties. The firm focuses on DUI, DWI, and DWAI cases, so you can rest assured that you will receive experienced legal representation.
Call (845) 584-7033 for legal counsel that is respectful of your needs and goals from an experienced Putnam County DUI lawyer.