What are the penalties for a Drug DWI?



    New York State takes driving violations very seriously. Driving under the influence of alcohol is one of the most severe traffic violations that one can make. When drugs are involved as well, offenders are facing a variety of consequences. These charges are known as Drug DWI’s and anyone who is charged with a crime of this nature requires the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney.

    Offenders of a Drug DWI can expect to face severe consequences. If you are convicted of a Drug DWI, you may be facing up to 1 year of imprisonment, fines that can range between $500 and $1,000, a six-month license suspension, and other fees or surcharges. It is also important to know that this type of crime is commonly combined with other charges. For example, if the person charged with a Drug DWI also had drugs with them in the car, they will be charged with drug possession. This will create further penalties for the person who has been charged with a Drug DWI. The court will also have to take into consideration other factors surrounding the crime. If there was a child in the car, they may be charged with child endangerment. If there was an open container of alcohol in the car, there are further penalties.

    Each situation is different, but either way, it is not a situation you want to be in. The best thing you can do is retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney who can assess your case and look for ways to lessen your consequences. If you need legal assistance for any matters of a criminal nature, contact our law firm today.

    If you are in need of experienced legal counsel in New York State, please contact Grunwald & Seman, P.C. and we would be happy to assist you. 

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