Multiple DWI Defense in New York
While a first-time DWI conviction can result in very serious penalties, a repeat offense can dramatically change a person's life. A repeat DWI conviction can result in large fines, significant prison time, loss of license, and can take away a person's right to vote and travel, e.g. to Canada.
At Silver, Forrester & Lesser, P.C., we take your repeat offense as seriously as you do. To find out how we can help you, contact us online or call 845.764.4757 or toll free at 866.687.1338.
New York Vehicle and Traffic Law imposes mandatory incarceration or the performance of community service for anyone convicted of DWI who also has one or more prior convictions for drinking and driving within the previous five years. The specific penalties depend on the number of prior convictions.
Second Offenses - A second DWI conviction within 10 years of the first is considered a felony. If convicted, an individual faces:
- Mandatory fines of up to $5,000
- Up to four years in prison
- License revocation for up to 18 months
Third Offenses - A third offense within 10 years of the first is a felony and can result in:
- Fines of up to $10,000
- Up to seven years in prison
- License revocation for up to 18 months (and the possibility of permanent license revocation)
Any DWI conviction can yield insurance consequences. Because a second or subsequent DWI is a felony, an individual's right to vote may be affected. Additionally, as a felon he or she may be unable to enter Canada. (This is true even with a conviction for the violation of DWAI)
Learn more about aggravated DWI / felony DWI.
How We Can Help
If you have been charged with a repeat offense, it is critical to act quickly and seek legal help as soon as possible. When you call our firm, we will immediately begin investigating your case and crafting a compelling defense. From investigating the circumstances surrounding your arrest, to challenging the breathalyzer test results, we will leave no stone unturned in your defense case.
We have over 45 years of experience handling DWI cases. Our firm's attorneys are former Orange County assistant district attorneys who have a combined record of at least 100 jury trial verdicts in criminal defense cases.
Contact Silver, Forrester & Lesser, P.C.
If you have been charged with a repeat offense, contact a lawyer in New Windsor as soon as possible. Call 845.764.4757 or toll free at 866.687.1338.