Being arrested for drinking and driving is no trivial matter. It’s an extremely serious situation that demands the right response on your part. This is when you need a felony DWI defense lawyer in New York City right away. If you are convicted of a felony, you can get jail time in addition to fines and a suspended license. Not only that, but you will have a criminal record which can make it harder to find a job. You may even lose certain rights. Raiser & Kenniff has an experienced team of criminal defense attorneys who can help you preserve your rights and your future. We understand the seriousness of this issue and will provide you with the possible defense.
Not everyone realizes just how serious a DWI charge can be. These charges are not always misdemeanors. When you are charged with felony DWI/DUI, it can cause permanent damage to your life. Here are a few instances where these charges can be felonies:
When Underage Passengers are Involved – If this is your first DWI and everyone in your vehicle is over 16, you will most likely be charged with a misdemeanor. Yet if any of your passengers were 16 or younger, you could be charged with a Class E felony. The consequences of this, if you are convicted, can be fines as high as $5,000 and 4 years in jail.
Repeat Offenses – New York City does not believe in giving you a second chance when it comes to drunken driving. If you get any type of DWI charge within 10 years of a prior charge, you will automatically be charged with a felony. Any DUI charges on top of this will carry even more severe punishments.
Raiser & Kenniff, PC have the experience and dedication to help you (or someone you love) if you are charged with felony DWI. Every one of our DUI lawyers is completely familiar with the criminal justice system and DUI laws. We can also anticipate everything the other side will do, as we are former prosecutors. We never underestimate the seriousness of DWI/DUI charges. We’ll do whatever we can to get your charges dropped or reduced.
Raiser & Kennif, PC is dedicated to providing New Yorkers with top level legal advice for felony DWI cases. You can get a 30 minute consultation with one of our attorneys for free, with no obligation on your part. You can contact us anytime, either online or by phone at (212) 274-0090.