Bedford DWI Attorney
Former Prosecutor on Your Side
If you were recently arrested for DWI in Bedford, you are urged to contact
The Law Offices of Robert Schuster for aggressive representation. Attorney Schuster is a former prosecutor who has handled thousands of criminal cases over the course of his career. His extensive experience working on both sides of the criminal process has established him as one of the most knowledgeable, persuasive, and skilled criminal lawyers in Bedford.
Attorney Schuster received special training in negotiations from experts at Harvard, further enabling him to sharpen his ability to negotiate highly favorable plea bargains when his clients have the odds stacked against them. If you are facing criminal charges for a first, second or subsequent DWI offense, Attorney Schuster is the one to trust.
What are the penalties for DWI?
It is against the law to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or greater, but you can also be charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by a single drug other than alcohol (DWAI/Drug) if you are caught driving under the influence of an illegal street drug or even a lawfully prescribed prescription medication.
The penalties for DWI in New York are:
First DWI Offense or DWAI-Drug – $500 - $1,000 in fines, 1 year jail term, and license revocation for at least six months for DWI. License suspension for at least six months for DWAI-Drug.
Second DWI or DWAI-Drug violation within 10 years – E felony, punishable by $1,000 - $5,000 in fines, maximum jail term of 4 years, and license revocation for at least one year.
Third DWI or DWAI-Drug violation within 10 years – D felony, punishable by $2,000 - $10,000 in fines, maximum jail term of 7 years, and license revocation for at least one year.
A person is guilty of an Aggravated DWI when their BAC is .18% or higher. The penalties for an Aggravated DWI are $1,000 to $2,500 in fines, a maximum 1 year jail term, and a license revocation for at least one year. Additionally, surcharges are added to alcohol-related offenses with $260 being added to misdemeanors and $400 being charged for felonies; however, the exact amounts vary slightly depending upon the court of conviction.
Arrested for DWI? Contact a Bedford DWI lawyer today.
New York imposes harsh penalties upon those convicted of DWI. Not only do you face license suspension or revocation and incarceration, but a conviction would mean skyrocketing insurance premiums and a permanent criminal record, which will have a negative impact on your ability to find employment.
If you are facing DWI charges, you are urged to contact Bedford DWI Lawyer, Robert Schuster for the aggressive defense representation you need.