Underage & Multiple Offender DUI

Brooklyn DWI Lawyer | DUI/DWI/Drunk Driving | DUI and License Suspension Attorney

A youthful mistake to get behind the wheel after consuming any amount of alcohol can result in serious consequences, including a criminal record that can follow you for the rest of your life. Also, if you have been convicted of drunk driving in the past, subsequent charges can result in the loss of your driving privileges, substantial fines and even jail time. That is why experienced legal representation is crucial.

I am Brooklyn underage DUI defense lawyer Wilson LaFaurie. As a former prosecutor who has defended more than 1,000 criminal cases, I understand how to effectively attack allegations of underage drinking and driving, and felony DUI charges.

Underage Drinking And Driving: New York's Zero Tolerance Law

Under New York law, it is legal for an adult to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) that is under .08. However, no such allowances are made for individuals who are under 21. If a minor has a BAC of at least .02, he or she may be charged with driving after having consumed alcohol or driving while ability impaired by alcohol (DWAI). If a minor has a BAC of .08 or higher, he or she will face DWI charges.

Regardless of the type of charge, the consequences for driving after drinking for those under 21 are swift and severe, and may include heavy fines, license suspension or revocation, and more. In addition, a criminal record may created which can make it difficult to find employment, qualify for student loans and have a far-reaching impact on other areas of life.

With so much at stake, it is important to get qualified legal help from the Law Offices of Wilson A. LaFaurie. I work hard to protect the rights of young drivers, working to mitigate the possible damages associated with an underage DUI conviction.

Multiple DUI

While a first DUI/DWI/drunk driving charge carries serious penalties, subsequent charges can lead to even more severe consequences. If you are convicted of a second DWI within five years of a prior conviction, you will face mandatory punishments, including a five-day jail term, 30 days of community service and required installation of an ignition interlock device. A third offense within 10 years is also considered a felony with even more serious penalties.

Because penalties are ramped up with each subsequent offense, you need legal representation with the experience to provide you with the strongest possible defense.

Free Consultation With a NYC Multiple Offender DUI Defense Lawyer

If you or your child have been charged with underage DUI, I am prepared to help. Contact me online or call 917-817-4142 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Se habla español.