If law enforcement stops you on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, you will face stiff penalties, including the loss of your driving privileges.
A DWI conviction is a big deal, whether it is your first one or fifth. The penalties are severe and can have far-reaching effects on all areas of your life, from driving privileges to employment. One consequence not to underestimate is the impact on your finances.
When you received your first conviction for DWI, the penalties were not nearly as severe as they were years later for a second arrest and an Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated conviction. Now you are looking for a job as a convicted felon. What are the chances that you will be hired?
A night spent having fun with friends is the perfect way to cap off a busy week. You look forward to it. You think of your plans fondly at the end of a tough shift at work or a long day studying for your next college exam. When the day comes, you just want to let loose. You plan to laugh, tease, joke, eat and drink.
What consequences do you face in New York state if you're convicted of impaired driving with a kid in the car?
It's been over six years now now since New York state passed Leandra's Law. The law makes it a Class E felony to drive while impaired by alcohol or drugs with a child younger than 16 in the car - even for a first offense.