Q: I am 20 years old and was just charged with a DWI. What are the penalties in the state of New York?
A: Because of your age, if you had a blood alcohol level of 0.02 or higher, your charge comes under New York's zero tolerance law. You could receive: $125 penalty, suspension of your license for 6 months, a $100 charge for suspension termination, need to enroll in a drinking driver class, and need to install an ignition interlock device.
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