Defending Felony DWI in New York’s Hudson Valley
Felony DWI is a very serious crime in New York. If you have been charged with this traffic offense, you could be facing a multi-year prison sentence, thousands of dollars in fines and a one-year-plus license suspension.
I am attorney Gerard J. Pisanelli, and I have more than 40 years of criminal law experience. I understand the serious nature of the charges you are facing, and offer aggressive criminal defense to minimize the effect a felony DWI has on your life.
My firm is a local law firm, serving clients from offices in Poughkeepsie and Beacon, New York. To learn how to put my skills to work for you in your criminal case, contact me today for a free consultation.
What Constitutes Felony DWI in New York?
You may be facing felony DWI charges if you have been arrested for DWI and:
- You have been convicted of DWI in the past 10 years
- You have been convicted of DWAI-drugs in the past 10 years
- Your drinking and driving caused an accident resulting in a death
To understand more about the specific charges you are facing, contact a criminal defense lawyer.
Felony DWI: Penalties
The penalties for a second or subsequent DWI conviction in New York increase significantly from the penalties for a first DWI. If you have been convicted of your second DWI in 10 years, you face up to four years in prison, license suspension for one year and thousands of dollars in fines. The penalties for a third DWI conviction or vehicular manslaughter caused by drunk driving are much more severe.
I can help you fight your felony DWI charges. With more than three decades of experience in the local criminal courts, I understand the specifics of New York DWI laws. As a former criminal prosecutor, I understand how the other side gathers evidence and builds its case — and use that information to build an effective defense on your behalf.
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For more information about DWI / DUI defense, contact me at the law firm of Gerard J. Pisanelli today for a free consultation.