Aggravated DWI penalties



Aggravated Driving While Impaired Charge with Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .18% higher

1st Offense 2nd Offense 3rd Offense
Minimum Jail Up to 1 year jail Up to 4 years jail Up to 7 years jail
Fines $1,000 to $2,500 $1,000 to $5,000 $2,000 to $10,000
Driver’s License 6 mo revocation, min 18 mo revocation, min 18 mo revocation, min
Ignition Interlock Device Required Yes Yes Yes

In addition to the above penalties, you may face the following:

  • A surcharge of $395
  • An assessment fee from the DMV for driver responsibility of $250 a year for 3 years
  • Required attendance at a Victim Impact Panel
  • 1-3 years probation

Any subsequent Aggravated DWI committed within 10 years, will be charged as a Felony Aggravated DWI, which carries harsh penalties. If you or a friend has been accused of DWI or an Aggravated DWI in New York, contact Attorney Travis immediately. He possess the knowledge and experience to ensure that you make the right decisions in your case. Consequences of a DWI are permanent. Not only can it land you with a criminal record and a license suspension, it can also affect your current or future employment opportunities. Trust Travis. You’ll be glad you did.

According to NY State law, an Aggravated DWI is coded under Vehicle & Traffic Law section 1192-2-a. “Aggravated driving while intoxicated. (a) Per se. No person shall operate a motor vehicle while such person has .18 of one per centum or more by weight of alcohol in such person’s blood as shown by chemical analysis of such person’s blood, breath, urine or saliva made pursuant to the provisions of section eleven hundred ninety-four of this article.”