Monetary fines for DWI can really add up.
The cost of a DWI in New York State keeps getting higher and higher. If you are convicted of a drug- or alcohol-related violation in New York, you can expect to face hefty monetary fines that increase along with the seriousness of the offense. When you consider bail, fines, fees and auto insurance, some experts say that the typical DWI can cost you more than $10,000.
It is possible to fight DWI charges and the monetary fines that come along with them. The first step is to get an experienced law firm on your side that knows how to defend against DWI and monetary fines. Many of the attorneys at Lipsitz Green Scime and Cambria have more than 25 years of experience handling virtually every type of defense case, including DWI. They understand the timelines, potential penalties and monetary fines associated with DWI in New York State, and they work hard to get the best possible outcome for you and your family.
Mandatory monetary fines in New York State.
Here is a listing of some of the monetary fines you can expect to pay when you are convicted of DWI in New York State.
|Violation||Mandatory Monetary Fines|
|Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (AGG DWI)||$1,000 – $2,500|
|Second AGG DWI in 10 years (E felony)||$1,000 – $5,000|
|Third AGG DWI in 10 years (D felony)||$2,000 – $10,000|
|Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving While Impaired by a Drug (DWAI-Drug)||$500 – $1,000|
|Second DWI or DWAI-Drug violation in 10 years (E felony)||$1,000 – $5,000|
|Third DWI or DWAI-Drug violation in 10 years (D felony)||$2,000 – $10,000|
|Driving While Ability Impaired by a Combination of Alcohol/Drugs (DWAI-Combination)||$500 – $1,000|
|Second DWAI-Combination in 10 years (E felony)||$1,000 – $5,000|
|Third DWAI-Combination in 10 years (D felony)||$2,000 – $10,000|
|Driving While Ability Impaired by Alcohol (DWAI)||$300 – $500|
|Second DWAI violation in 5 years||$500 – $750|
|Third or subsequent DWAI within 10 years (Misdemeanor)||$750 – $1,500|
Source: New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
It’s worth it to talk to Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria.
Criminal defense is a complicated practice, and it’s important to act quickly and aggressively to get the best possible outcome. The team at Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria understands that there is a lot at stake.
When you’re charged with a DWI, you’re facing monetary fines, driver license suspension and possible imprisonment . You need a law firm on your side that can help you minimize DWI penalties and their impact on you and your family.