Fighting Multiple DWI Charges
If you are facing your second or subsequent charge for driving while intoxicated (DWI), you know that the stakes are high. You could be incarcerated for years, lose your license and pay significant fines. The most important thing you can do is fight against these charges aggressively. Work with a lawyer you know who will bring your best possible defense.
At the Law Office of Drew Fritsch, we handle all types of DWI cases throughout the Buffalo, New York, area. Attorney Drew Fritsch has more than 20 years of criminal law experience, and he has served as a prosecuting attorney. As your law firm, we will defend your rights and defend your future.
Increased Penalties For Multiple DWI Convictions
The penalties for a second DWI conviction or multiple DWI convictions are more severe than they are for the first offense. If you are convicted for a second DWI within a five-year span, you could face penalties that include:
- Fines – anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000
- Loss of license – suspended license for at least a year
- Jail time – up to four years of jail time, with a minimum of five days that a judge has the discretion to exchange for 30 days of community service
- Ignition interlock – from the time your license is restored, at least six months of a mandatory ignition interlock device installed in your car
This is just a rough overview of some of the penalties you would face with a conviction. Obviously, this is not a situation you want to handle lightly. Get the best attorney you can find fighting on your side.
The Right Experience On Your Side
While many lawyers have legal experience, there is nothing more valuable in criminal defense than an attorney who has spent time as a prosecutor. Knowing how prosecutors approach these cases, how evidence is broken down and how to spot the weakness in the prosecutor’s case are extremely valuable assets in your defense.