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Arrested for Driving While Intoxicated in Bedford, NY?

Whether it is your first time or your fourth time, getting arrested for a DWI in New York results in significant penalties and a permanent mark on your criminal record. If you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated, it is important to retain legal services from an experienced DWI attorney.

At Tilem & Associates, PC, we are capable of obtaining the outcome you desire. With more than 25 years of experience, our Bedford DWI lawyers possess an extensive knowledge of the state legal system and have successfully helped countless of our clients get the results they want. Let us protect your rights, freedom, and reputation today.

DWI & DWAI Penalties in New York

If you are convicted of a DWI or DWAI (driving while ability impaired) in New York, it is punishable by lengthy jail sentences, costly fines, and loss of your driving privileges. With the legal assistance of our Bedford DWI attorneys, we can get your charges reduced, or your case dismissed entirely.

Penalties for DWI and DWAI include the following:

  • First DWI:
    • Maximum jail sentence of one year
    • $1,000 in fines
    • Suspended license for six months
  • First DWAI:
    • Maximum jail sentence of 15 days
    • $500 in fines
    • Suspended license for 90 days
  • Second DWI:
    • Maximum jail sentence of four years
    • $5,000 in fines
    • Suspended license for one year
  • Second DWAI:
    • Maximum jail sentence of 30 days
    • $750 in fines
    • Suspended license for six months
  • Third DWI:
    • Maximum jail sentence for seven years
    • $10,000 in fines
    • Suspended license for one year
  • Third DWAI:
    • Maximum jail sentence for 180 days
    • $1,500 in fines
    • Suspended license for six months
Have Our Experienced & Skilled Legal Team on Your Side

Our Bedford DWI attorneys can investigate your arrest, determine if law enforcement properly followed protocol, and gather evidence necessary to build an aggressive and robust defense strategy for you. Asa former prosecutor, our senior partner can anticipate how the prosecution will approach your case.

Contact us and request a free consultation today.

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