Consequences Of Drunk Driving Convictions In New York

Most people are aware that the days when driving while intoxicated (DWI; sometimes called DUI) might be treated like any other traffic violation are long gone. Today, the most basic, first-offense DWI charge in New York can disrupt nearly every aspect of your life. If you have a prior criminal record, if you were involved in an injury-causing accident, or if other "aggravating factors" apply, the defense lawyer you choose is absolutely critical.

I am Barbara Wilkanowski, a criminal defense lawyer in Flushing, Queens, who is committed to helping my DWI clients make fully informed decisions. I will assess any and all viable DWI defense strategies available in your specific case.

Call me right away at 866-308-7620 and put my 20 years of experience as a prosecutor to work building your defense.

Do not misjudge what you are up against and face a New York DWI charge alone or with only basic guidance from a public defender. Instead, make certain that your defense attorney knows what matters most to you and appreciates the real impact of penalties such as:

  • Jail or prison time
  • Long-term license suspension or revocation of your driving privilege
  • Insurance premium increases that can cost you many thousands of dollars
  • Mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device — at your own, significant expense

What Matters Most To You?

You can talk to me openly about your concerns. For example, many people feel they have no choice but to drive while under a driver's license suspension, but I can help you find workable solutions, including obtaining a conditional driver's license for work and family necessities.

You can also trust my experience and judgment, whether you are accused of drunk driving, a drug-related DWI or the lesser but still very serious charge of DWAI.

Make The Right Call To Protect Your Rights And Your Future

If you have any doubts about the consequences of a DWI conviction, talk to me before making your next move. Schedule your free initial consultation by sending me an email.