What qualifies as aggravated DWI in New York?

If you’ve been charged with aggravated DWI in Buffalo, New York, there is an allegation that you were operating a motor vehicle with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.18 or higher. For drivers 21 years of age or older, that is more than twice the legal limit. Aggravated DWI in New York is a new category of driving while intoxicated, and it comes with stricter penalties as well as new plea-bargaining restrictions.

The penalty for a first-time conviction includes:

  • A misdemeanor criminal conviction
  • Automatic one-year driver license revocation
  • A fine of $1,000-$2,500
  • A surcharge of $395 ($400 in a town or village court)
  • Up to one year in jail
  • Three-year probation period
  • Requirement to install and maintain an ignition interlock device on all vehicles you operate

Learn more about the consequences you may be facing by visiting our DWI Penalties page.

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If you’ve been charged with aggravated DWI in Buffalo, New York you need a criminal defense firm that will act quickly and aggressively on your behalf. Lipsitz Green has understanding and supportive attorneys available to respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria’s DWI team today at 716 849 1333 or download the DWI App now.