Westchester DWI Lawyers

Many Westchester residents have been accused of driving while intoxicated—a charge that, while not uncommon, may result in serious professional and personal consequences. A lot of attention has been drawn to drunk driving over the past couple of decades, and consequently, Westchester law enforcement may especially target DWIs in an attempt to reduce drunk driving. In the same vein, prosecutors will likely seek maximum penalties for those charged, although our Westchester DWI attorneys are prepared to defend against any over-zealous opposition.

At the Law Offices of Richard A. Portale, P.C., we believe your life should not be defined by an accusation. A criminal charge for driving while intoxicated may feel overwhelming, but fortunately, there are a variety of defenses we can use on your behalf to reduce penalties or even seek a dismissal. Oftentimes, the officer who made your arrest may not have followed proper protocol or even operated under a sound legal basis. We have the resources and experience to work within the law to possibly discount your arrest in its entirety, or at least work tirelessly for the most favorable outcome of your case.

DWI Penalties

In Westchester, there are a series of penalties that follow DWI charges, depending on your previous record and the circumstances of your arrest. These include:

  • First offense:
    • Up to 1 year jail-time
    • $500-$1000 in fines
    • Minimum 6 month license suspension
  • Second offense:
    • Up to 4 years jail-time
    • $1,000-$5,000 in fines
    • Minimum 1 year license suspension
    • Ignition Interlock Device required
  • Third offense:
    • Up to 7 years jail-time
    • $2,000-10,000 in fines
    • Minimum 1 year license suspension
    • Ignition Interlock Device required

The penalties for DWI charges are steep, and the best way to avoid conviction is to enlist the help of an experienced Westchester DWI lawyer who can fight on behalf of your defense.

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Contact a Westchester DWI Lawyer Today

If you are facing conviction following a DWI arrest, the Westchester DWI lawyers of the Law Offices of Richard A. Portale, P.C., are capable of providing you with strong legal representation that will work to avoid unwanted penalties. Our law firm can be depended on to keep your best interests in mind and protect your rights throughout the legal process. Contact our Westchester legal team at (914) 772-3166 today for more information.