Philadelphia, PA asked in DUI / DWI for New York

Q: My girlfriend was charged with misdemeanor DWAI first offense. What type of penalties is she facing?

She has no other convictions or arrest record

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2 Lawyer Answers

Michael Arbeit

  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Freeport, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Call my office for a free consultation. (516) 766-1878. -Mike.

Andre Sedlak

  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: A NYS DWI misdemeanor conviction will result in her having a lifetime criminal record. Sentence possibilities include combinations of the following: up to one (1) year county jail time and or a fine of $500 - $1000 dollars, 3 years probation, license revocation for six (6) months, NYS surcharges of up to $400 depending on where the conviction takes place, when her license is restored she will have to pay the DMV an additional $250 a year for three (3) years for the Driver Responsibility Assessment fee, mandatory attendance at a Victim Impact Panel Class, and a requirement that she install ignition interlock device in any motor vehicle owns for no less than 6 months. Needless to say she needs to contact an attorney for legal advise to explore her options and possible defenses.

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