Don’t Underestimate The Costs Of The First DWI/DUI Conviction

Some drivers may believe the first DWI/DUI conviction is not a big deal. That is a mistake. The first DWI/DUI can impose significant consequences. At Braunfotel & Frendel LLC, our attorneys provide a zealous defense against drunk driving charges for drivers throughout New York City. We will do whatever we can to limit the consequences you face.

Penalties For A First-Time DWI/DUI Conviction

Even for the first conviction, the penalties for a DWAI are severe in New York. Drivers may receive penalties that could include:

  • A 90-day license suspension
  • Up to $500 in fines
  • Up to 15 days in jail
  • Mandatory enrollment in a New York Drinking Driver Program
  • Annual $250 fines for three years as part of the Driver Responsibility Program

These penalties increase significantly for any subsequent conviction. That is why it is so important to take every DWI/DUI charge seriously by consulting with an experienced drunk driving lawyer.

The Penalties Are More Than Just Criminal

The official criminal penalties from a DWI/DUI conviction are bad enough. They are not, however, the only penalty drivers will face after a conviction. Additional consequential factors of a DWI/DUI may include higher insurance premiums or the loss of your job. Our attorneys will help you mitigate all negative consequences, both those associated with the criminal justice system and those outside of it.

Contact Our New York Office Today

For more information, schedule your free consultation at 845-634-7701 or send our office an email.

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