What are the consequences of drugged driving in NYS?



    There are few things worse than being stopped by law enforcement and questioned about whether you’re operating your vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Unfortunately, this occurrence is far from uncommon here in NYS, and if you’ve been accused of drugged driving, you’ll need a competent and dedicated Garden City, NY DWI/DUI attorney from Grunwald & Seman in your corner. Read on and contact us to learn more about the potential penalties you can face for drugged driving in NYS and how we can help you fight them. Here are some of the questions you may have:

    What are the consequences of drugged driving in NYS?

    To start, you should understand that the consequences you may face will depend on whether this is your first, second, or subsequent offense, among other variables. For a first offense drugged driving charge in New York, you’ll likely face up to one year in jail, a maximum $1,000 fine, a six-month driver’s license suspension, and additional state surcharges and fees.

    How long will I go to jail for a second drug DUI?

    For a second drug DUI in NYS, you’ll likely go to jail for up to four years. You’ll also face a maximum $5,000 fine and state surcharges/fees, lose your driver’s license for up to one year, and you’ll most likely have to enroll in the IDP, at your own cost.

    How long will I lose my license for a third drugged DUI in NYS?

    A third drugged DUI can have very serious and lasting consequences, as it is considered a Class D felony. You will most likely lose your driver’s license for at least one year, face a $10,000 fine, and spend up to seven years in jail. Don’t make the mistake of trying to fight any drug DUI charge on your own, as our competent Nassau County criminal defense attorneys are your best possible defense. Our legal team has handled countless drug DUI cases over the years, and we’re prepared to take yours on as well. All you need to do is pick up the phone and give us a call so we can get working on crafting a winning defense.

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    Criminal matters can change the course of your life forever. This is why you need an experienced attorney who will aggressively combat your charges to help mitigate their long-term effects. If you are in need of experienced legal counsel for a criminal defense matter on Long Island or throughout New York State, please contact Grunwald & Seman, P.C. to schedule a consultation. We would be happy to assist you.

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