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DWI Penalties in New York

Put More than 20 Years of Experience on Your Side

Being arrested for drunk driving can be a confusing and upsetting experience. The court system is complex, and it can feel like everyone and everything is against you. However, there is hope. At The Law Offices of Wilson Antonio LaFaurie, our Brooklyn DWI defense attorney has decades of experience both as a former prosecutor and now a defense lawyer. We can make sure your voice is heard and your rights are upheld as we fight to have the charges against you reduced or completely dismissed.

Schedule a free consultation right away by calling (718) 215-9182 or contacting us online. Hablamos español.

What's the Penalty for a First DWI?

If this is the first time you have been charged with a DWI, you may be facing penalties of up to 12 months in jail, the suspension of your driver's license for at least six months, and between $500 and $1,000 in fines. This does not include other negative effects, such as increased insurance rates and a negative blot on your driving record.

What Happens if I Get a Second DWI?

A second DWI is considered a felony offense and carries a minimum of 5 days of jail time and a maximum of 4 years in prison. In addition, you will lose your driver's license for up to 12 months and have to pay between $1,000 and $5,000 in fines.

In New York, you may also be required to submit to an alcohol evaluation, in which counselors will likely try to assign you to a treatment program. Our firm works hard to help get people out of those programs and stay out.

How Fast Can I Get My Car Back From the City?

It might take someone with no knowledge of DWI law a month or more to get a vehicle back from the city. However, a skilled attorney can often do so much faster.

In general, you must:

  • Pay the impound fee
  • Show that you do not need an alcohol treatment program
  • Affirm that you will not sue the city for any damage to your car

What if I Have a Commercial Driver's License (CDL)?

If you have a CDL, there is much more at stake than just losing your license. Your entire livelihood depends upon being able to drive a commercial vehicle. Although many attorneys have a basic understanding of DWI law, protecting a CDL calls for a real ability to litigate and a determination to not back down or compromise in court. That is where our extensive trial experience comes into play.

Get help with our team right away by calling (718) 215-9182.

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  • I can honestly say if I had hired any another attorney I would not have had the same results.

    “I was truly pleased with the services of Mr. Lafaurie. I had to take care of a few tickets I was given and was not going to be able to make the court date because I did not reside in Brooklyn anymore. ...”

    - Satchel
  • Wilson LaFaurie is especially knowledgable in DUI & DWI offenses

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  • His appearance in every way is wonderful in front of the jury.

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    - Attorney Lisa Pelosi
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    “We engaged Mr. LaFaurie for a case involving our son. We were extremely pleased with the results of our case (dismissed) and the very efficient, professional manner in which he responded to all of our ...”

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Case Results

  • Not Guilty Driving While Intoxicated
  • Hung Jury; No Conviction Homicide/Murder Case
  • Straight Probation Robbery/Assault Case
  • No Charges Filed Perjury By Victim
  • Not Guilty Verdict On All Charges Driving While Intoxicated For The 3rd Time
  • Reduced to 1 Misdemeanor Charge Credit Card Fraud, Previously Convicted In Outside State
  • Dismissed Sexual Assault Charge
  • License Reinstated DWI Refusal Hearing
  • Full Driving Privileges Restored DWI Refusal Hearings
  • Dismissed DWI/DUI - Six Arrests
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Qualities that Define Excellence

  • 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating
  • Experience as a Former Prosecutor
  • Over 2,000 Cases Handled
  • 300+ Cases Won in Jury Trial
  • Over 25 Years of Experience
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