Underage DWI

Underage Drinking & Driving

Westchester County Underage DWI Attorneys

New York State has a “Zero Tolerance Law” for underage drinkers who are found to have consumed alcohol and are operating a motor vehicle. If you are under the age of 21 and you have a Blood Alcohol Concentration (“BAC”) of between 0.02% and 0.07%, then the Zero Tolerance Law applies to you. Penalties are as follows:

BAC BETWEEN 0.02% and 0.07%

  • Traffic offense - driving after having consumed alcohol
  • DMV Administrative Hearing
  • $125 in fines
  • 6 months suspension of license - minimum

BAC BETWEEN 0.05% and 0.07%

  • Optional charge of DWAI
  • Appear in criminal court/same penalties as driver over the age of 21

BAC OF 0.07%

  • Charge of DWAI
  • Appear in criminal court/same penalties as driver over the age of 21

BAC of 0.08% or higher

  • Charge of DWI
  • Appear in criminal court/same penalties as driver over the age of 21

If you or a loved one is under the age of 21 and has been charged with any of the above DWI/DWAI offenses, Riebling & Payton, PLLC can provide you with the legal representation you deserve. Our founding attorney spent several years practicing as a criminal prosecutor for New York City, giving our firm an edge when formulating a client’s defense strategy.

Call (914) 712-6878 today for a free consultation with an experienced Westchester County underage DWI lawyer.

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    Marcia Payton
    Marcia began her legal career by working as an Assistant District Attorney in New York City, prosecuting criminal cases in the country's finest and most highly regarded District Attorney's Office - New York County. It was here that Marcia worked with police officers and detectives and learned how a criminal investigation is handled from arrest to trial. Marcia successfully prosecuted thousands of criminal cases while working in the Office of Special Narcotics in New York City, presenting ...
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    Stephen J. Riebling
    “The Court has to say, I have been impressed by Mr. Riebling’s knowledge … and his grasp of the records in this case. It is beyond any that I have seen in any kind of a case similar to this. I am just saying, it’s part of my thinking that someone with your knowledge would be able to understand these things certainly better than I am and perhaps most laymen or even attorneys…” - Westchester Supreme Court Judge Robert Neary Judge Neary was the presiding judge in the murder trial of Lacey Spears. ...
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