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Arrested for Driving While intoxicated? Your Charge May Be Elevated to Felony If Certain Factors Are Present.

Long Island Felony DWI Attorney

Felony DWI Lawyer Serving Nassau County

If you are being charged with your second or third DWI offense within a ten year period, then you could be facing felony charges. A felony criminal conviction could lead to devastating after effects that could stick with you for the rest of your life.

Don't let a DWI arrest lead to a felony conviction. Protect your driving record with the help of a Long Island DWI lawyer from Prime & O'Brien, LLP. We have extensive experience defending against austere felony crimes and we have ample trial experience under our belts.

Our legal team is highly adept in New York criminal law and we stand ready to take on your case. Call us today to find out how we can help you beat your felony DWI charges.

Fill out our free online consultation form today to get started on building up your defense!

Leandra's Law- 2009

In 2009, a legal statute was passed in regards to drunk driving charges. With the new statutes in place, anyone who is found driving while intoxicated with a passenger that is age 15 or younger will automatically face felony DWI charges. This new law also made it so that all first-time DWI offenders are required to install an ignition interlock device in their vehicle and keep it in for at least six months.

Lastly, if you are convicted under Leandra's Law, then your name will be added to the Statewide Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment. Endangering a minor by driving while intoxicated is a serious crime that is highly punishable by law. If you are facing felony DWI charges under Leandra's Law, then be sure to have an aggressive Long Island DWI lawyer on your side to protect you against the prosecution.

Penalties for Felony DWI Charges in New York

Anything after your first DWI offense will automatically lead to a felony charge. It is important that you know that felony DWI charges carry significantly stiffer penalties that if it was your first offense. If you are facing a multiple DWI offense, it is definitely in your best interests to have an experienced DWI attorney to defend you. The penalties for felony DWI charges in New York are as follows:

Second DWI Charge (Within 10 years):

  • Four years in jail
  • One year license revocation
  • A fine of $1,000-$5,000
  • Mandatory court fees
  • Crime victims' fees

Third DWI Charge (Within 10 years):

  • Up to seven years in jail
  • Minimum of one year license revocation
  • A fine of $2,000- $10,000
  • Mandatory court fees
  • Crime victims' fees

Contact Prime & O'Brien, LLP for a Free Case Review

Here at Prime & O'Brien, LLP, we have been defending the rights of the criminally accused for over three decades. We are avid advocated for clients' rights and we know what it takes to beat felony charges. Both of our criminal defense lawyers have served as prosecutors in Nassau County, so they have a deep understanding of both sides of the criminal justice system. Our firm has a notable reputation for success. We can conduct a full investigation into your case in search of possible police error, or a violation of your rights.

If you are facing felony DWI charges, then it is vital that you act fast and take early action in order to get the fighting chance that you deserve. Our firm defends against a wide variety of DWI charges including DWI & drugs, underage DWI, and vehicular manslaughter.

If your license is at risk, call us today at
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