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First Time DWI in Long Island

First Time DWI Charges?

In New York State, any motor vehicle driver who is found to be driving while intoxicated and returns a blood alcohol test level of .08 or higher will be charged with DWI. There are a variety of penalties that can be imposed on those who are convicted of DWI, ranging from short jail sentences, fines and community service to years in state prison. Getting your first DWI can be a frightening experience, usually the first contact with the criminal justice system. It is urged that you seek the advice of a trusted Long Island DWI lawyer who can help guide you through the process and will seek out every opportunity for your defense.

First time DWI offenders who are convicted of their charges will face a variety of different penalties. The guilty party may be required to pay a mandatory surcharge in addition to fines ranging from $500 to $1,000. Drivers may also find their licenses suspended for a minimum of 6 months, or face mandatory alcohol screenings. Perhaps most disastrous is the maximum 1-year jail term that convicted offenders may face in when found guilty and facing a tough judge. First time offenders can also face other penalties such as driver responsibility assessment procedures, or the mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device which his designed to prohibit the driver from operating a motor vehicle if they test over the legal limit.

Winning Your First DWI Defense

Facing your first DWI charges can be an intimidating experience. Jacoby & Jacoby has worked with many first time DWI offenders throughout its 50 years in practice, and we have secured winning verdicts for many of our clients. We believe that you truly are innocent until proven guilty, and we will aggressively defend you against your charges, and seek to reduce the damage to your life and future. Contacting our firm to defend you against a first time DWI could be the most important choice you make with regard to your future, ability to drive, and your reputation and criminal record.

Contact a Long Island DWIattorney if you have been charged with a first time DWI and would like the best possible defense.

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