There are direct costs and indirect costs associated with a DWI/DUI. Direct Costs include attorney fees, court fees and DMV fees. Indirect costs include higher insurance costs, court mandated alcohol counseling and the cost of finding alternate means of transportation. In total, a DWI can cost thousands of dollars.
In New York State a first offense DWI/DUI is generally charged as a misdemeanor with some exceptions. If you have a child in the car, the DWI/DUI charge can be elevated to a felony. For the most part, however, a first offense is charged as a misdemeanor and is usually pled down to a traffic […]