Repeat DWI / DUI Offenses
When an individual becomes a repeat offender of drunk driving, the courts impose far more severe consequences aimed at punishing the individual as well as preventing the individual from driving while impaired or intoxicated again. Repeat offense DWI is a serious matter which can have a significant impact on your future. Hiring an experienced defense lawyer is paramount to the outcome of your case.
The Law Firm of Michael S. Berardino, formerly Mangialardi & Berardino has experience defending the rights of clients in Elmsford, Tuckahoe, Dobbs Ferry, and Tarrytown. I am committed to protecting our clients’ rights and their future. Contact us for knowledgeable legal advice and representation in White Plains or throughout the New York City area.
Repeat Offense DWI Penalties
If you are arrested for a second DWI in 10 years, you will be facing felony drunk driving charges (Class E felony). At The Law Firm of Michael S. Berardino, formerly Mangialardi & Berardino, I use the knowledge and experience gained as a prosecutor to help my clients avoid a felony conviction and the harsh penalties that may result. With my experienced defense counsel on your side, you may be capable of reducing felony charges to a misdemeanor.
- Misdemeanor DWI (second offense): People convicted for misdemeanor DWI may face penalties including a fine ($500-$1000), up to one year in jail, driver’s license suspension (up to one year), and other consequences.
- Felony DWI (second offense): People convicted of felony DWI may face aggravated penalties, including a fine ($1000-$4000), up to 4 years in jail, driver’s license revocation (up to one year, with requirements for reinstatement of the revoked license), and other consequences.
Repeat Offense Within 5 Years
If you are convicted for drunk driving and were convicted of a drunk driving offense in the last five years, you will face additional mandatory penalties under New York laws. This includes previous convictions for DUI, DWI, DWI Drugs, or DWAI in the last five years. In addition to the potential penalties for felony DWI, you will be required to complete a five day jail term or 30 day community service term AND you will be required to install an ignition interlock system in your vehicle.
2nd Repeat Offense Within 10 Years (3rd Offense DWI)
If you are convicted for your third DWI within ten years, New York courts will impose even more severe penalties for the Class D felony. Potential penalties include:
- Fines are increased to $2000-$10,000
- Jail time is enhanced to up to seven years
- Probation is increased to five years
- License revocation is increased to 18 months
In addition, if this is your third DWI in five years, you will face the potential felony penalties as well as additional mandatory penalties, including a mandatory jail term of 10 days or 60 days of community service AND will be required to install an ignition interlock system if convicted.
Protect Yourself In A Repeat Offense DWI Case
Drunk driving penalties are intensified with each repeat offense. When you are facing the potential for such serious penalties for drinking and driving, it is crucial you hire a defense attorney with the experience and dedication that you and your case needs. For aggressive DWI defense representation in the White Plains area, contact The Law Firm of Michael S. Berardino, formerly Mangialardi & Berardino locally at 914-618-4167, or Toll Free at 877-776-5584.