In New York State, there are significant penalties for drunk driving.
Drunk driving penalties are fines, loss of license and a criminal record.
DUI fines for a first offense can range from a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $1,000.
The offender may receive a DWI prison sentence of up to 1 year and
a minimum 6-month driver’s license suspension.
The DUI fines for a second offense within 10 years of the first offence are a
minimum of $1,000 to a maximum of $5,000. It is a Class E Felony, the second offense
DWI prison sentence can be up to 4-years in prison. The statute provides for a
license suspension penalty time for drunk driving of a minimum 1-year revocation.
There are even more severe penalties for drunk driving on the third offense within 10 years.
Considered a Class D Felony, this comes with a minimum fine of $2,000 and
a maximum fine of $10,000. This comes with up to 7 years in prison.
A license revocation penalty time for drunk driving is a minimum of 1 year.