DWI CONSEQUENCES IN NEW YORK CITY

 

The effects of a DWI conviction can be devastating. To begin with, your driver'slicense will be suspended for 90 days or a year on a first arrest. Court fines can range from $500-$1000. There are also fees for the various DWI programs that can cost thousands of dollars.

Additionally, a DWI conviction can bar you from certain types of employment as well as raising your insurance rates. Most importantly, if there have been injuries in the case, jail time is a real possibility in a New York City DWI case. A judge can sentence a person up to one year in jail for a first time DWI conviction. This can literally destroy someone's life. Jail time in New York City is served at Rikers Island in the Bronx.

If you have a pending DWI case in any of the boroughs in NYC, contact The Law Offices of Michael S. Discioarro, LLC. We wrote the book.