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Long Island DWI Lawyer Edward Palermo Explains the Different DWI Penalties on Long Island, NY

Long Island DWI lawyer Edward Palermo ( releases a new article explaining the different DWI penalties on Long Island. The lawyer mentions that based on the circumstances of each case, the DWI charges and penalties may vary. For someone who is arrested for drunk driving, it is important to seek the help of an experienced DWI lawyer.

“A person is guilty of Driving While Ability Impaired by alcohol or DWAI if they operate a motor vehicle while their ability to do so is impaired to any extent by the consumption of alcohol. Under the law, a person is guilty of a DWAI if they drive a motor vehicle on a public highway after consuming alcohol and their ability to operate that motor vehicle as a reasonable and prudent driver is impaired to any extent,” the Long Island DWI lawyer says.

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The lawyer explains that for the first offense of Alcohol-DWAI, a person may have to pay a mandatory fine of $300-$500 and serve jail time of up to 15 days. If convicted, the person’s license may also be suspended for 90 days and will have to pay administrative fees depending on where the offense took place.

Attorney Edward Palermo mentions that a judge can require the defendant to perform 30 days of community service instead of serving a prison sentence. A person may be allowed to get a conditional license for defendants who attend a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. However, if a defendant has been convicted of an impaired driving offense in the last 5 years, they will not be eligible to attend the rehabilitation program and will not be able to get the conditional license.

In the article, attorney Palermo says, “A defendant who has been convicted of a DWI or DWAI offense in the last 5 years or has a prior license revocation for refusing a chemical test can also be subject to a license revocation of 1.5 years in addition to the suspension.”

Lastly, the lawyer emphasizes the importance of having a skilled DWI lawyer when dealing with matters involving DWI offenses. An experienced lawyer may be able to help the client achieve a more favorable outcome.

About Edward Palermo Criminal Defense

Criminal defense attorney Edward Palermo has over 28 years of experience as a Suffolk County or Nassau County defense attorney. Along with his team of legal professionals, attorney Palermo has worked for the defense of those who are accused of criminal offenses on Long Island. To schedule a consultation, call Edward Palermo Criminal Defense today.


For more information about Edward Palermo Criminal and DWI Lawyer, contact the company here:

Edward Palermo Criminal and DWI Lawyer
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