Multiple DUI Charges in New York

Long Island DUI Lawyer

Have you been previously charged and convicted of driving while under the influence? Are you currently facing subsequent charges for DUI in New York? Unfortunately, drunk driving charges do not come off your driving record and they follow you around making it very difficult to acquire a low insurance premium. It could also make it difficult to secure gainful employment because many employers do not hire employees with a criminal record. The worst part is, if you already have a previous DUI on your record, then you could face aggravated penalties if you are accused of a second or third DUI offense.

Here at Prime & O'Brien, LLP we have extensive experience fighting against DUI, underage DUI and multiple DUI charges. If you have more than one offense on your record we will work tirelessly to protect your from the enhanced penalties, fines and jail time. We can also work to counteract your license suspension because it could be taken away for longer the second time around. If you or someone you know has been charged with multiple DUI charges in New York, speak with one of our Long Island DUI attorneys at the firm today.

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Possible DUI Charges in New York

In the state of New York you can face lengthier jail sentences, steeper fines, and longer license suspensions and probation sentences with each subsequent DUI. Before jumping into the specific penalties for each charge, here is an outline of the various DUI charges that you could be faced with in New York criminal court:

  • DUI (Driving Under the Influence): Found with a blood alcohol level of .08% or more while operating a motor vehicle.
  • Aggravated DUI: Found with a .18% BAC level while operating a motor vehicle.
  • DWAI (Driving While Ability Impaired): Found with a BAC level between .05-.07% so your abilities are slightly impaired while driving a motor vehicle.
  • DWAI Drug: Found driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs.
  • DWAI Combination: Found driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of both alcohol and drugs.
  • Zero Tolerance: This is when a minor, under the age of 21, is found driving under the influence with a BAC between .02-.07%.

What are the penalties for multiple DUI in New York?

*Remember that a subsequent charge is one that happens within a 10 year period.

Second Offenses

  • Second DUI / DWAI Drug:
    • Jail sentence of up to 4 years
    • Fine of $1,000-$5,000
    • License revocation for 1 year
  • Second Aggravated DUI:
    • ​Jail sentence of up to 4 years
    • Fine of $1,000-$5,000
    • License suspension for 18 months
  • Second DWAI Combination:
    • Jail sentence of up to 4 years
    • Fine of $1,000-$5,000
    • License suspension for 12-18 months
  • Second DWAI in 5 years:
    • Jail sentence of up to 30 days
    • Fine of $500-$750
    • License revocation for six months

Third Offenses

  • Third DUI / DWAI Drug:
    • ​Jail sentence of up to 7 years
    • Fine of $2,000-$10,000
    • License suspension for 7 years
  • Third Aggravated DUI:
    • Jail sentence of up to 7 years
    • Fine of $2,000-$10,000
    • License revocation for 18 months
  • Third DWAI Combination:
    • Jail sentence of up to 7 years
    • Fine of $2,000-$10,000
    • License revocation for 12-18 months
  • Third DWAI in 10 years:
    • Jail sentence of up to 180 days
    • Fine of $750-$1,500
    • License revocation for six months

Looking for a lawyer for a DUI case in Long Island?

If you have been charged with your second or third DUI offense, then you must act quickly in order to avoid a subsequent conviction and serious consequences. Be sure to speak with an aggressive DUI defense lawyer from our firm as soon as possible. Contact Prime & O'Brien, LLP today to schedule your free case evaluation with an experienced Long Island DUI attorney!

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