DWI is prosecuted aggressively in Queens, and both prosecutors and judges take seriously their role in keeping the roads safe from dangerous drivers.
To that end, conviction of DWI in Queens will lead to a suspension of your driver’s license for at least six months.
You may be eligible for a conditional license that will let you get to work, school, medical appointments, and other approved trips, but any infractions you commit during the suspension period will result in an immediate revocation of the conditional license.
More significantly, a DWI conviction can put you in jail for up to a year, and carries fines of up to $1,000.
You may also be on probation for several years after a DWI conviction.
While it’s not common for a court to assign a long sentence to a first offender, particularly serious instances can result in significant time away from your family, job, and friends.
Various other fees and conditions apply, including mandatory attendance at a Victim Impact Panel. It doesn’t have to be this way though.
There are dozens of defenses against DWI in New York, and an experienced DWI attorney in Queens can help protect you.
Call the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino today at 718-599-1111 for a free consultation.