Imprisonment for DWI can happen to you.

When people think of DWI penalties, monetary fines and driver license suspension most frequently come to mind. Very few people consider imprisonment, but if you are facing a DWI, you are looking at possible jail time, even with a first-time DWI offense.

As New York State laws continue to get tougher, so do the consequences that you’ll face, and that includes imprisonment. You can’t afford to take a chance with your future and your freedom. Contact the team of Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria at 716 849 1333. The attorneys at Lipsitz Green have defended cases at the highest levels of state and federal court, including the United States Supreme Court—so there’s no case they can’t handle. The firm fully understands the nuances of DWI law and how to get the best possible outcome in your case, including avoiding imprisonment.

Imprisonment terms in New York State.

Here is a list of the possible jail terms you can be facing with a DWI conviction in New York State.

Violation Maximum Imprisonment Term
Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (AGG DWI) 1 year
Second AGG DWI in 10 years (E felony) 4 years
Third AGG DWI in 10 years (D felony) 7 years
Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving While Impaired by a Drug (DWAI-Drug) 1 year
Second DWI or DWAI-Drug violation in 10 years (E felony) 4 years
Third DWI or DWAI-Drug violation in 10 years (D felony) 7 years
Driving While Ability Impaired by a Combination of Alcohol/Drugs (DWAI-Combination) 1 year
Second DWAI-Combination in 10 years (E felony) 4 years
Third DWAI-Combination in 10 years (D felony) 7 years
Driving While Ability Impaired by Alcohol (DWAI) 15 days
Second DWAI violation in 5 years 30 days
Third or subsequent DWAI within 10 years (Misdemeanor) 180 days

Source: New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
 

Don’t put your future on lockdown. Contact Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria.

The law firm of Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria understands how much a DWI arrest impacts you and your family. When imprisonment is on the line, you want a hard-working team that makes your case a priority. Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria has earned a top-tier ranking in Criminal Defense by U.S. News and World Report, so you can feel confident that you have selected a solid partner to represent you. Learn more about the firm’s award-winning DWI attorneys.