If you are convicted for a New York DUI, the following two variables will determine the penalties you may receive:
• History of Prior DUI Convictions
• The seriousness of the offense ranging from a traffic infraction to a felony
The penalties awarded by court for a DUI offense include:
1. Fines of $500 or higher depending upon the seriousness of the offense
2. Incarceration in the state correctional facility for up to 7 years
3. Probation or Monthly discharge
4. Installation of Ignition Interlock Device
5. A driver assessment of $250 for 3 years
6. Suspension or Revocation of the Driver’s license
In addition to these consequences, you will also be subjected to years of increased insurance premiums.
The ignition interlock device may be installed in your car if you have a Blood Alcohol Level (BAC) of 0.15 or above. This device functions like a breath analyzer. It requires the driver to breath into it, and if it detects BAC to be above the programmed limit then your car will not start.