Additional Consequences of A DUI Conviction
In addition to the penalties imposed by a court, a New York DUI conviction can have other consequences. Losing your license can result in serious difficulties in getting to work or school or simply in taking care of your family or living your life. A DUI conviction can also make it difficult to get affordable car insurance, which can impact your life for years to come.
Beyond driving issues, a DUI conviction means that you have a criminal record. That can make it hard to get a job, obtain a professional license, or obtain housing. You may even be prohibited from traveling to certain countries if you have a DUI conviction on your record, including Canada.
Out-of-State Drivers Accused of Drunk Driving
If you’re an out-of-state resident accused of drunk driving, you will face legal complexities beyond what New York state residents have to deal with. While New York City can’t revoke your driving privileges in your home state, you’ll lose the right to drive in New York City if you’re convicted or while your case is pending.
You might shrug off this penalty until you realize your home state can suspend or revoke your driver’s license. Your home state may also impose hefty fines and other penalties. All of this is in addition to the penalties that New York imposes. If you find yourself in this situation. I have a clear understanding of how New York DUI laws affect out-of-state drivers.
Different tactics to defending a DUI
There are many defenses to a DUI charge. It is possible that the lab that tested your breath or blood sample did it improperly, or that the result was a false positive due to any number of factors, such as a medical condition or rising blood alcohol. If the police violated the law in stopping or arresting you, that may also be grounds to challenge the charges against you.
As a skilled New York City DUI defense lawyer, I’ll examine every possible aspect of your DUI case, looking for all potential factual and legal defenses to the charge. I’ll aggressively advocate for you at each step of the way, standing by your side until the case is resolved. I’m committed to helping you get back on the road as efficiently as possible.