Queens Felony DWI Lawyer

Facing Charges? Retain a Criminal Defense Attorney You Can Trust

In New York State, your first conviction for driving while intoxicated (DWI) will likely be considered a misdemeanor crime. You could be slammed with high fines, jail time, and a license suspension just for this one offense. Subsequent charges, or charges involving extraneous or dangerous situations, may be considered a felonies, and everything may go from bad to worse if you are convicted.

To protect yourself from the harsh consequences of the New York State penal system, contact a Queens DWI defense lawyer from the Law Office of Kevin P. O’Donnell today. With more than 20 years of experience under our belt and a former prosecutor on our side, we can effectively handle any case that comes our way.

What Is a Felony DWI Charge?

In order for a drunk driving charge to be considered a felony in New York State law, it needs to meet certain requirements. Most of these circumstances include the possibility of your actions causing serious harm to someone, especially in cases when a minor is involved.

You could be charged for a felony DWI offense if you:

  • Are convicted within 10 years of the first or second DWI/DWAI on your record
  • Are arrested with a minor under the age of 15 in the car
  • Cause serious injury or death to a person under the age of 16
  • Are arrested with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level extremely high

What the Penalties for a Felony DWI Conviction?

If you do not retain professional representation, you will be going into court alone, or with an impersonal public defender. Gathering evidence, cross-examining the arresting officer, questioning witnesses, and so many more important aspects of the litigation process could be overlooked without the help of a DWI attorney in your corner. Failure to present a strong defensive case could ultimately lead to a felony conviction, with penalties as harsh as:

  • Fines up to $10,000
  • Up to 7 years behind bars
  • 60 days of community service
  • Mandatory ignition interlock device
  • Lengthy license suspension

Call (888) 715-1735 Today to Start Building Your Defense

So much of your well-being could be on the line if you have been arrested for a DWI with implications of felony charges. To protect your savings and your freedom of mobility, you need to first protect your own rights with a skilled advocate. Our criminal defense lawyer in Queens is always ready and willing to tackle any case head on for our clients.

Schedule your free case evaluation today to learn more about your legal options.

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Law Office of Kevin P. O’Donnell
Queens Criminal Defense Attorney

125-10 Queens Boulevard, Suite 15
Queens, NY 11415. (888) 715-1735| Local Phone: (718) 285-9355.