Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated – New York Vehicle & Traffic Law §§1192(2-a)(a), 1192(2-a)(b):
If your blood alcohol content is 0.18% or more, you can be charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (New York Vehicle & Traffic Law §1192(2-a)(a)). You can also be charged with Aggravated DWI if a child who is fifteen years old or younger was a passenger while you drove while intoxicated (New York Vehicle & Traffic Law §1192(2-a)(b)). Aggravated DWI is a Misdemeanor and carries a fine up to $2,500, up to one year in jail, and a minimum one year license revocation. A second aggravated DWI within ten years is a Felony.
The consequences of a drinking and driving conviction last far beyond fines and mandatory surcharges, having your license suspended or revoked, and facing possible jail time. You will feel the impact of costs associated with buying and servicing ignition interlock devices and increased insurance premiums for years to come.
Contact our Aggravated Driving Attorneys at The Latimer Law Firm, PLLC today for a free consultation.