New York City DUI Attorney
Are you facing your second, third or fourth charge?
Drunk driving is a very serious crime in New York State and with it comes the potential for severe consequences. When a driver is operating a motor vehicle whole possessing a blood alcohol limit of 0.08% or more, the driver may be charged with driving under the influence (DUI). First-time offenders can face jail time, suspension or revocation of license, mandatory treatment counseling or assessments, mandatory interlock devices and costly fines. Those who have a blood alcohol limit of .18 or more will face stiffer penalties as a result.
The implied consent law makes it illegal to refuse a blood test, breathalyzer or urine test as requested by a law enforcement officer during a traffic stop. If any of these tests show a BAC above the legal limit, it is all the evidence required to convict. Although refusal of these tests can result in license suspension or revocation, those consequences may pale in comparison to the penalties that may be imposed upon if convicted of drunk driving. If you have been charged with intoxicated driving and have prior DUI's on your record, it is imperative that you talk to a defense attorney to begin formulating your defense.
What are the penalties for multiple DUIs?
When drivers face more than one intoxicated driving conviction, then the penalties can increase significantly. While an initial conviction may carry a 90 day license suspension or revocation, second and third offenses impose up to six months. In addition to alcohol counseling and assessment and mandatory ignition interlock devices, the possibility of vehicle confiscation also exists at the second offense. Second, third offenses or more can result in extended jail time, fines, license revocation and other penalties that tend to get worse with each subsequent conviction.
Musa-Obregon & Associates has many years of experience defending the accused in DUI charges with priors, so they know how the legal process works. These cases require a strong sense of detail and organization in order to present the best case possible to the court, and having a trusted, confident attorney from their firm can give you the faith you need to continue your defense. They are here to help, and they may be able to minimize your charges, or have them dropped entirely.