First Offense DWI in New York
Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a serious charge, and the crime is all too common in the state of New York. Our state’s major cities may each boast a thriving nightlife, but there is no excuse for operating a motor vehicle after drinking alcohol, as drivers’ impaired abilities pose a threat to the safety of everyone else both on or near the road. However, a DWI charge is similar to criminal offenses in that a driver’s past record of DWIs—or lack of such a record—can alter the legal consequences that follow a charge. In the video below, DWI lawyer Carl Spector discusses what to expect as a result of a first offense DWI in New York.
If you are charged with a first offense DWI in New York, your lack of a prior record will be to your advantage, and this should be discussed with your attorney. You will have been fingerprinted, so the court, the judge, the prosecutor, the district attorney, and your own attorney will know that you have no previous DWI charges. It is important to know that a first offense, if you are convicted or take a plea, does require a suspension but not jail time. A first offender has all the same defenses as those in other DWI cases in the state but also has certain leniencies that can be applied.
New York DWI Attorney Carl Spector is committed to providing aggressive and dependable legal representation for clients throughout New York City, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx before and after an arrest for any criminal charges.
Carl Spector has over 30 years of experience protecting New York residents and motorists legal rights. A criminal arrest or a DWI arrest can affect you and your family for a long time. Don’t pay for one mistake for the rest of your life. Contact us today and let our experience work for you.