When I consult with individuals charged with DWI, we obviously review the possible resolutions to their case – whether it be taking the case to trial, working out a plea agreement, or possibly having the charge reduced to driving while ability impaired, which is a traffic infraction in New York State. They almost always ask how long the conviction will stay on their record and impact their lives if they’re convicted of DWI. My answer to them is, “A DWI stays on your record for the rest of your life and cannot be expunged or sealed. A conviction of driving while ability impaired, DWI, or even refusing to provide a breath sample can impact your driver’s license for the next 25 years.” It is important to meet with an attorney and go over all these different possibilities before resolving a DWI case.
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