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New York state flagIf you recently received DUI or DWI within the state of New York, it's recommended that you speak with a lawyer who specializes in defending a drunk driving cases within the state of New York. Cities where the most DUI where issued include New York City, Brooklyn, Albany, Buffalo, Bronx and Yonkers, New York. Here's more information about New York (NY) drunk driving DUI/DWI laws.




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If stopped by a law enforcement officer who believes the driver are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, you may be required to take a "field sobriety test" which may include a breath-screening test for the presence of alcohol. If arrested, you will be asked to take a "chemical test" for BAC. Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is a crime and if you are convicted, you will face a substantial fine, a mandatory surcharge, license revocation, higher insurance premiums, and a possible jail sentence. See below for more details...

New York Drunk Driving Laws
DWI is .08 and higher Blood Alcohol Content [BAC] or other evidence of intoxication and/or the use of drugs/narcotics.

DWI CONVICTION

FINE ONLY*

JAIL SENTENCE

LICENSE ACTION

1st Offense
(Misdemeanor)

Minimum $500
Maximum $1,000

Up to 1 Year

Minimum 6-Month Revocation

2nd Offense
Within 5 years
(Class E Felony)

Minimum $1,000
Maximum $5,000

Up to 4 Years; minimum 5 days jail or 30 days of community service

Minimum 1-Year Revocation, plus ignition interlock and alcohol assessment

3rd Offense or more
Within 5 years
(Class D Felony)

Minimum $2,000
Maximum $10,000

Up to 7 Years; minimum 10 days jail or 60 days of community service

Minimum 1-Year Revocation, plus ignition interlock and alcohol assessment

2nd Offense
Within 10 years
(Class E Felony)

Minimum $1,000
Maximum $5,000

Up to 4 Years

Minimum 1-Year Revocation

3rd Offense or more
Within 10 years
(Class D Felony)

Minimum $2,000
Maximum $10,000

Up to 7 Years

Minimum 1-Year Revocation

DRIVING WHILE ABILITY IMPAIRED
DWAI (more than .05 up to .07 Blood Alcohol Content [BAC])

CONVICTION

FINE ONLY*

JAIL SENTENCE

LICENSE ACTION

1st Offense
(Traffic Infraction)

Minimum $300
Maximum $500

Up to 15 Days

90-Day Suspension

2nd Offense
Within 5 years
(Traffic Infraction)

Minimum $500
Maximum $750

Up to 30 Days

Minimum 6-Month Revocation

3rd Offense
Within 10 years
(Misdemeanor)

Minimum $750
Maximum $1,500

Up to 180 Days

Minimum 1-Year Revocation
if current violation occurred within 5 years of previous violation

* Conviction fine only. Does not include mandatory conviction surcharge or crime victims assistance fee.

** The Department of Motor Vehicles determines when your license can be returned. Its return or reinstatement, based on state law or regulation, is not automatic. You must reapply for your license and may have to take a test.

Source: New York DMV






Cities within New York (NY) known to
enforce Drunk Driving DWI laws including:

Albany

Amherst

Auburn

Babylon

Baldwin

Bay Shore

Binghamton

Brentwood

Brookhaven

Buffalo

Centereach

Central Islip

Cheektowaga

Clarkstown

Claverack

Clay

Colonie

Coram

East Fishkill

Elmira

Freeport

Gates

Glenville

Greece

Greenburgh

Hamburg

Hempstead

Huntington

Irondequoit

Islip

Kingston

Levittown

Long Beach

Manlius

Monroe

Mount Vernon

New City

New Rochelle

New York

Niagara Falls

North Hempstead

Oceanside

Ossining

Oyster Bay

Penfield

Plainview

Poughkeepsie

Ramapo

Rochester

Rome

Rotterdam

Saratoga Springs

Schenectady

Shirley

Smithtown

Somers

Southampton

Spring Valley

Syracuse

Troy

Union

Utica

Valley Stream

Vestal

Warwick

Watertown

Webster

West Babylon

West Seneca

White Plains

Yonkers

Yorktown





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