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DUI Laws

Understanding DUI Laws

When Can New York Charge You With DWI?

In New York, driving while intoxicated (DWI) carries severe consequences. You can face a DWI charge for impairment from both alcohol and drugs while behind the wheel. Impairment from an illegal substance can result in severe penalties upon conviction. However, driving under the influence of a prescription drug can also earn you a DWI.

The penalties for drunk driving depend on your level of intoxication. If your blood alcohol content (BAC) reaches 0.08% or higher, the law can charge you. A BAC of 0.18% or higher elevates the charge to an aggravated DWI, bringing even more severe penalties.

License Suspension After A DWI

A DWI conviction often leads to jail time and fees. Additionally, every DWI guarantees at least a month-long license suspension, but it could extend to a year or more.

The suspension of your license can severely disrupt your life. Many people rely on driving to work or to take their children to school and cannot afford to lose their driving privileges.

Palacios Law Group consists of experienced attorneys who defend those facing DWI charges. We can help you regain your driving privileges even after a suspension.


Consult Us About Your Case

Our lawyers have extensive courtroom experience defending clients against criminal charges. We prioritize transparency with our clients, ensuring they fully understand every aspect of their case.

To set up a free consultation, call (631)673-1000 or email us. Learn more about when New York can charge with DWI. We serve clients from our main office in Mineola and throughout the state.

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