The other day, while at my house, I met with someone who had been charged with DWI and asked whether or not they needed an attorney to help defend them against the charge. Sadly, I had to make them aware of the consequences they would face if, in fact, they were convicted. In New York State, the offender’s license will be revoked for a period of six months to one year. In addition to financial consequences – including fines of $500 to $1,000 and additional surcharges, you will be required to have an ignition interlock device installed in any vehicle you own or operate. This device requires you to submit a breath sample before your vehicle will operate. You can also be placed on probation for a period of up to three years and serve up to one year in jail. It’s very important, if you are charged with DWI, that you hire an attorney who has experience handling DWI cases.
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