Aggravated DWI/Felony DWI in New York
In the state of New York, a person who is driving with a .18 blood alcohol content (BAC) or higher may be charged with aggravated DWI. The penalties for aggravated DWI are stated in New York's Vehicle and Traffic Code at Sections 1993.
A first aggravated DWI offense is punishable by up to 1 year in jail and a maximum fine of $2,500. A second aggravated DWI in ten years is punishable by up to four years in jail and a $5,000 fine. A third aggravated DWI in ten years is punishable by up to 7 years in jail and a maximum fine of up to $10,000.
Anyone convicted of Aggravated DWI faces a mandatory twelve month driver's license revocation. For a second aggravated DWI, the mandatory revocation is 18 months.
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If you have been arrested for DWI/DWAI or aggravated DWI, contact the law office of James E. Kleinbaum in Chatham, New York. At our firm, we provide experienced and aggressive representation on behalf of clients charged with drunk driving.
Attorney James E. Kleinbaum handles each case at our firm personally. He has more than 15 years of legal experience and has handled hundreds of DWI cases, including many aggravated DWI charges.
If retained to handle your case, attorney Kleinbaum will aggressively challenge the evidence offered by the state, including the evidence obtained from your breath test, urine test or blood test. He will question the results of any field sobriety test and raise any constitutional defenses that may be appropriate in your case.
Do Not Plead Guilty before Consulting an Attorney
An experienced DWI defense lawyer, like James Kleinbaum, may be able to get an aggravated DWI charge reduced to a lesser offense. This is critically important because an aggravated DWI charge results in a one year driver's license revocation and will typically result in jail time.
If we can reach an agreement with the prosecution to allow you to plead to a standard misdemeanor DWI offense, you may avoid jail time altogether and the length of your driver's license revocation will be significantly reduced. In addition, you may be eligible for a conditional license after participation in a Drinking Driver Program (DDP).
To learn more about your rights and your options, contact the Law Offices of James E. Kleinbaum in Chatham, New York. We represent clients statewide throughout New York, including Columbia, Greene, Dutchess, Rensselaer, and Albany counties.