New York Felony DWI
A New York Felony DWI Lawyer can explain that the penalties for a DWI in New York are severe. If you are charged with a second or third DWI you are likely facing Felony DWI charges. There are other ways to be charged with a Felony DWI, such as being charged with a misdemeanor DWI and being charged with another felony offense, like vehicular manslaughter. Also, pursuant to the recently enacted Leandra’s Law, it is also a felony to be charged with a DWI while a child is in the vehicle. A challenge in dealing with multiple DWIs is that there is a “lifetime look back.” This means that all your previous DWI charges are counted against you. A mistake you made many years ago could now come back and haunt you, increasing the severity of your current charges. It is important to speak with an experienced New York Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer from the office of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC as early on in the process. The penalties for these charges can be significant, including high fines, jail time, and loss of your driver’s license.
If you have already been convicted of a prior DWI as a misdemeanor, any subsequent DWI is far more serious. If your second charge was a DWI (driving while intoxicated), commonly brought under section 1192.2 of the Vehicle and Safety Code, the charge is elevated to an “E” felony. The fine in this case can be thousands of dollars. Incarceration is possible, from one and one third years to four years. The driver can receive 5 years probation, in addition to license revocation and a mandatory Alcohol Evaluation.
If you have been charged with a Felony DWI, it is highly recommended that you secure legal counsel as soon as possible. The Penalties for conviction are very stiff, and can alter your life for many years to come. With the help of a skilled New York DUI Defense Lawyer from Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, your charges can often be lessened, through a plea bargain with the district attorney. Your lawyer can examine every aspect of your arrest and blood alcohol testing, to determine if any mistakes where made or your blood alcohol results were incorrect.
Contact the offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC for experienced legal guidance. Whether you have been charged with a Felony DWI, Aggravated DWI, or DWAI, we can create an aggressive plan for your defense, and ensure that your rights are protected. When you come in, your case consultation is completely free. We have office locations serving New York City and Long Island, such as Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Manhattan. On Long Island, we serve in Suffolk County and Nassau County, as well as in Westchester County. Contact us today for an appointment at 800.696.9529.