A DWAI Drug charge is a serious offense.
A conviction could bring fines, jail time and mandatory license suspension.
Penalties for 1st DWAI Drug charge in NY
A first-time DWAI offender faces up to $1,000 in mandatory fines, a maximum jail term of 1 year, and license suspension for at least 6 months.
Penalties for 2nd DWAI Drug – E Felony Conviction in NY
If you have been charged or convicted of a DWAI charge within 10 years of a DWAI charge, you face an E Felony criminal charge that carries mandatory fines of $1,000 – $5,000 and up to 4 years in state prison, accompanied by license revocation of at least one year.
Penalty for 3rd DWAI Drug – D Felony in New York State
When facing a 3rd DWAI charge or conviction within the past 10 years, prison time of up to 7 years, fines of $2,000 – $10,000 and revoked license for at least one year.
Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) Drug Defense
When the stakes are high, you want to put your best defense forward. Everything is at stake and it will be a stressful time for you and your family.
Hiring the most experienced, qualified attorney you can afford is imperative if you wish to minimize the impact of a DWAI drug charge.
How to Choose the Best DWAI Attorney for Your Case
Choosing an attorney can be a stressful task, and so much depends on who you choose to represent you. Consider these tips when selecting your lawyer…
3 qualities of a good DWAI Drug Defense Lawyer:
- Aggressive – your attorney should be dedicated and have a “no stone unturned” approach to your legal defense.
- Respected – your attorney has earned respect with prosecutors and judges and can effectively represent your best interest, in every step of the process.
- Compassionate – You want an attorney that will also be respectful, listen and invest in you as a client.
The E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy legal team passionately defends clients to achieve the best possible result and have experienced great success for our criminal defense clients in the greater Capital Region since 1898. Our DWAI attorneys put our clients’ best interest first and foremost, and care about them as if they were part of our family (family that we like!).
When the legal outcome has the ability to impact every aspect of your life, you need to have confidence in an attorney and their ability to represent you.
DWAI Drug Defense Attorneys
Choose a local attorney that is familiar with the county you where you face DWAI charges. Our DWI Drug Defense Attorneys are active and available to defend clients in counties across Upstate New York.
Take the time to find an attorney that is active and familiar with the court system in which you are facing DWAI charges. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and make sure you feel comfortable with the attorney as you’ll be working closely with them throughout this process.
How Much Does a DWAI Defense Lawyer Cost?
You may be surprised to know that DWAI legal fees vary greatly across law firms in the Capital Region. You will likely pay as much, and sometimes more, for a lawyer with little DWAI experience as you would for an experienced DWAI attorney or law firm.
The DWI defense team at E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy offers compassionate, respectful and affordable representation.
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