SERIOUS PENALTIES FOR REPEAT DWI OFFENDERS
At the law office of Glenn R. Bruno, Esq., in Poughkeepsie, New York, I represent clients who have multiple drunk driving charges. I will provide you with straightforward, practical advice regarding your charges and your options. In these cases, you have two choices: trial or plea. I will attempt to explain your options and the consequences you face.
It takes an experienced Poughkeepsie lawyer to effectively represent repeat DWI offenders. To schedule your free in-office or telephone consultation, call my office at 845-454-2385 or send me an e-mail today.
MULTIPLE ALCOHOL-RELATED OFFENSES
With each conviction for drunk driving, the penalties increase. If you were previously convicted of DWI and receive a second charge for DWI within a 10-year period, your new charge will generally be elevated to a felony. In rare circumstances, the second offense might be treated as a misdemeanor. A felony conviction means the potential for a state prison sentence. With a felony criminal record, you could also lose some of your civil rights.
Even if your previous convictions were DWAI traffic infractions, the district attorney will likely pursue greater penalties against you. For more information about the penalties you face, visit my page on penalties associated with DWI, DUI, DWAI and aggravated DWAI.
MULTIPLE DUI OFFENSES, CONSEQUENCES AND LICENSE REVOCATION
When you are convicted of a DWAI or DWI, the court will impose a period of suspension or revocation for your driver’s license. However, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) can impose additional license suspension or revocation time, depending on the number of your previous convictions.
If you are sentenced to probation, the conditions are more onerous. The defendant is generally not permitted to apply for a driver’s license for a period of time that is determined by the probation officer and the court. This can lead to longer revocation periods.
CONTACT A HUDSON VALLEY MULTIPLE DUI OFFENSE LAWYER
Call 845-454-2385 to schedule a free in-office or telephone consultation. You can also reach me by e-mail. My office is located conveniently across from the Dutchess County Courthouse.