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Driving while intoxicated is a serious crime that comes with heavy penalties
if you are convicted. If you find yourself facing these charges, don't
go through this alone. Mount Kisco criminal defense attorney Marcia Payton
in well-equipped to defend you. In the state of New York, if you are discovered
driving with a blood alcohol concentration that is higher than the legal
limit, you will most like face charges for driving while intoxicated,
also known as DWI.
The legal limits for blood alcohol concentration (BAC) are as follows:
0.08% for drivers over the age of 21
0.04% for drivers of commercial vehicles
0.02% for drivers under 21
In addition to DWI charges, other factors could change which crime you
are charged with.
Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) can be given to those who were specifically impaired, and may differ depending
on whether drugs or alcohol were involved. Aggravated DWI describes charges
given to an individual whose BAC was 0.18% or higher. In addition, actions
such as refusing to undergo chemical testing or breaking the Zero Tolerance
Law could also affect your charges.
Learn more about how Mount
Kisco defense attorney Marcia Payton can help by
contacting the firm!
Penalties For a DWI
What sort of
penalties you might face for a DWI conviction depend on certain factors, including
age, substances detected, driver's license type, and chemical testing
cooperation. If you are
under the age of 21 and charged with a DWI for the first time, you can expect to face a 6 month license suspension, a $125 fine, possible
education courses, and possible ignition interlock device installment.
These same penalties can only get harsher with each additional conviction.
First time DWI penalties for drivers 21 and older can include:
A $500 - $750 dollar fine
Up to 15 days in jail
Education and responsibility programs
For each additional DWI charge, penalties increase. In addition, penalties
can also intensify if drugs were involved or
if any passengers were in the vehicle.
How The Law Offices of Marcia Payton Can Help
Attorney Payton has handled countless DWI cases and has the skill and knowledge
required to help clients. With her dedicated services, it may be possible
to get your charges lessened or even dismissed. For over 15 years, she
has been defending the rights of the accused and fighting on behalf of
her clients in court. If you call (914) 712-6878, you can schedule a free
consultation with her, even for after-hours appointments. Marcia will
give you her personalized attention and strive to achieve the best possible
outcome for you.
Tell us about your situation in a complimentary, no-obligation, and strictly
confidential case evaluation.