What Is The True Cost Of A DWI?

If you or a loved one has been charged with drunk driving, you are aware of the potential for fines, probation and even jail time.

What you may not be aware of are the serious financial costs imposed on someone who has been charged with DWI or Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI). At Greenspan & Greenspan, our attorneys have defended many individuals against these charges over our firm's history. With offices in White Plains and New City, we are prepared to travel throughout the Hudson Valley to defend you against these charges.

Our lawyers understand both the obvious and less obvious penalties associated with a DWI or DWAI conviction. We want to keep you fully informed of the potential cost of a DWI.

ChargeFineIgnition Interlock DeviceDriver's Responsibility AssessmentVictim's Impact ProgramSurchargeDrinking Driver ProgramFees to Restore Driving Privileges
First-offense DWAI$300-$500No$250 per year for three yearsWithin court discretion$260$75 Enrollment fee up to $225$25 for suspension, $50 for a revocation
Violation within five years for conviction of DWI or DWAI$500-$750No$250 per year for three yearsWithin court discretion$260$75 Enrollment fee up to $225$25 for suspension, $50 for a revocation
Violation after two or more convictions within 10 years$750-$1,500No$250 per year for three yearsWithin court discretion$400$75 Enrollment fee up to $225$75 Enrollment fee up to $225
First-offense DWI$500-$1,000$190 to install, $100 per month rental$250 per year for three years$35$400$75 Enrollment fee up to $225$75 Enrollment fee up to $225
Previous DWI within 10 years$1,000-$5,000$190 to install, $100 per month rental$250 per year for three years$35$520$75 Enrollment fee up to $225$75 Enrollment fee up to $225
Two or more DWI convictions within 10 years$2,000-$10,000$190 to install, $100 per month rental$250 per year for three years$35$520$75 Enrollment fee up to $225$75 Enrollment fee up to $225
First chemical test refusal$500
Test refusal with prior "alcohol-related incident" within five years$750

Fines and surcharges for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated charges are even more substantial. It is also very likely that your insurance rates will increase as a result of a DWI conviction.

Contact The Westchester County, New York, DUI/DWI Defense Lawyers Of Greenspan & Greenspan

Call our White Plains office at 914-290-4403 or our New City office at 845-617-5404 to schedule a free phone consultation. You may also email our law firm. We are also located in Florida.