What Are the Consequences of Drug DWIs in New York?



    Facing drug DWI charges requires the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney who will fight for your rights. Our criminal defense attorney understands that charges such as these can impact the rest of your life. We are prepared to take on your case today. Continue reading to learn the consequences of first, second, and subsequence charges for drug DWIs in the state of New York. Give our firm a call today to discuss your charges and to learn how we can assist you with our services.

    What are the consequences of a first-offense drug DWI in New York?

    New York does not take drugged DWI charges lightly. Driving while under the influence of drugs comes with serious consequences. The consequences for a first-offense drug DWI in New York are as follows:

    • Up to one year of incarceration
    • A potential six-month license suspension
    • A potential $500-$1,000 fine
      • Additional state surcharges and assessment fines

    What are the penalties for second-offense drug DWIs in New York?

    Being charged with a second-offense drug DWI within ten years of the first will result in Class E Felony charges and the following penalties:

    • Four years of incarceration
    • A potential one-year license revocation
    • Potential enrollment in the IDP
    • Potential $1,000-$5,000 fines
      • State surcharges and fines

    What are the consequences of a third or subsequent drug DWIs offense within 10 years in New York?

    If you have been charged with a third or subsequent drug DWI within 10 years, you will face a Class D Felony in New York. Penalties for a third or subsequent drug DWI charge are not taken lightly. These charges will most likely follow you for the rest of your life. It is important that you retain the services of a knowledgeable attorney who will understand how to aggressively combat a DWI charge.

    The consequences for third or subsequent drug DWI offenses in New York are as follows:

    • Up to seven years of jail time
    • License suspension or at least one year
    • Up to a $10,000 fine
      • State surcharges and assessment fees

    It is important that you reach out to our experienced criminal defense attorney if you are facing drug DWI charges in New York. Our knowledgeable and skilled criminal defense firm is prepared to fight for your rights in court. Give us a call today to schedule your initial consultation to learn more about our services.

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