Shielding You From The Devastation Of DWI Penalties
Driving while intoxicated (DWI) and driving while ability impaired (DWAI) are two of the most common criminal offenses in New York state. However, this does not mean that you should underestimate the severity of their consequences.
At James Kleinbaum Attorney At Law P.C., we have represented hundreds of people in Chatham and the surrounding area who faced serious penalties resulting from DWI/DWAI charges. James Kleinbaum, our founding attorney, brings more than 25 years of criminal defense experience to the firm. You can rely on him to fight aggressively to prevent and minimize the punishments you face, even in cases of aggravated DWI.
What Penalties Could You Face?
New York state is notorious for its harsh drunk driving sentences. For instance, it has a zero-tolerance policy for underage DWI and Leandra’s Law makes it a felony for first offenders to drive drunk with a minor under age 16 in the car. The severity of the sentence for DWI depends on the nature of the charges and whether it was a first or a repeat offense.
- First DWI: A fine of $500 to $1,000, six-month license suspension and up to one year in jail.
- Second DWI: A fine of $1,000 to $5,000, one-year license suspension and five days to four years in jail.
- Third DWI: A fine of $2,000 to $10,000, permanent license revocation and one to seven years in jail.
It takes a skilled DWI defense lawyer to challenge criminal charges successfully. Fortunately, we have gotten numerous charges dismissed, secured reduced sentences and negotiated favorable plea bargains. Mr. Kleinbaum is also a skilled litigator who is not afraid of going to trial to defend your rights.
Get The Defense Of Our Lawyer – Make Your Consultation Today
Time is critical in DWI cases; the longer you wait, the less time you have to build a defense. Do not wait to contact James Kleinbaum Attorney At Law P.C.. To learn more, schedule an initial consultation. Please call us toll-free at 888-SPEEDTX or send us an email.