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Driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs is a serious crime. These cases are handled so severely because intoxicated drivers have the potential to do a lot of harm to innocent bystanders. The consequences of a DUI conviction can greatly impact the rest of your life.

For professional assistance from lawyers who treat every case as if it were their own, contact Cohen Forman Barone at (212) 577-9314.

At Cohen Forman Barone, our New York City DUI defense attorneys are competent to create a solution that could save you thousands of dollars or significant jail time. Our criminal defense lawyers are here to thoroughly review the details of your case and help you navigate the legal process.

DUI Penalties

In the state of New York, you can be charged for DUI if you operate a vehicle with a blood concentration of .08% or higher, even if your driving ability is not impaired. There are a variety of different consequences that could result from a DUI conviction.

Potential consequences of a DUI conviction include:

  • Jail time
  • Heavy fines
  • Driver’s license suspension
  • Mandatory alcohol teaching and prevention programs
  • Undergo treatment for alcohol abuse
  • Community service
  • Insurance cancellation or increase rates
  • Unavailability of certain jobs that require driving
  • Civil lawsuits from accident victims

It is important to know that when an individual is suspected of DUI, refusing to take a breathalyzer or blood test can result in immediate penalties.

The penalties for refusing to take an intoxication test include:

  • First offense: 1-year license suspension
  • Second offense: 18 month license suspension with prior refusal or DUI conviction in the past five years
  • Third offense: 18 month license suspension with prior refusal or DUI conviction in the past five years

If you have had two refusals, two DUI convictions, or one of each in the past four years, your license can be permanently revoked.

How Cohen Forman Barone Can Help You

You should never assume that the result of your breath or blood test is accurate. There are many limitations in breathalyzer technology. Our New York City DUI defense attorneys are skilled in challenging the evidence that is brought against you. Let us help you fight your DUI charges to ensure the protection of your rights.

Let us start fighting for you as your criminal defense attorneys. Call (212) 577-9314 now to set up an appointment.



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