DWI Repeat Offender Defense in the Hudson Valley
If you have been charged with DWI for the second or subsequent time, you have been through the process before. But, what you may not know is that the penalties for a second or third DWI increase significantly. If you are facing DWI charges again, it is important to seek competent legal representation as soon as possible.
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Penalties for Repeat DWI Convictions
The state of New York enforces strict penalties for repeat DWI offenders:
- Second DWI — A second DWI conviction within 10 years of the first can result in up to four years in prison and a 1.5-year license suspension. Fines can total up to $5,000.
- Third DWI — A third DWI conviction within 10 years of the first can result in up to seven years in prison and a 1.5-year or permanent license revocation. Fines can total up to $10,000.
There may be additional penalties associated with additional drunk driving convictions: increased insurance premiums and travel and voting restrictions.
Fighting Repeat DWI Charges
The penalties for a repeat DWI conviction are severe and can affect every aspect of life, from employment to parenting responsibilities. At the law office of Gerard J. Pisanelli, I understand how high the stakes are for individuals charged with a second or subsequent DWI. I will carefully review all the facts of your case to devise a legal strategy that suits your legal objectives.
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For more information about repeat DWI / DUI defense, contact a criminal defense attorney at the law firm of Gerard J. Pisanelli today for a free consultation.