A Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charge can negatively impact your personal and professional life for many years. It is entirely possible to get your license suspended or revoked after a charge like this, on top of paying high fines, and possibly serving probation or even jail time for the offense. If you have been affected by a DWI, you likely are wondering if this charge can be sealed from your record in New York.

Many drivers in Nassau County, Long Island falsely believe that if they are convicted of a DWI, they will never be able to get these charges sealed. This is not necessarily the case. WIth the right lawyer, and determined legal help, it is possible to get rid of a DWI from your permanent criminal record. Read on to learn more about the penalties for a DWI and how to get a charge sealed from your criminal record. If you have any questions, concerns, or inquiries regarding your unique DWI case, schedule an in-depth criminal case evaluation with Gianni Karmily to learn more.

What Are The Penalties For A DWI In New York?

If you have been charged with Driving While Intoxicated in New York, even if it’s your first charge of this nature, you can still expect to face harsh penalties.

The potential penalties for a first time DWI offense in New York may include up to one year behind bars in a county correctional facility, a monetary fine, and license revocation for at least six months. In addition to these charges, a first time offender will need to pay an annual “assessment fee” that is a minimum of $250 every three years for a total of $750. This is part of New York State’s Driver Responsibility Program.

In New York state, an individual accused of driving under the influence might even face penalties that relate to their employment. For example, those who hold a license to practice their profession may lose the license. If part of your job requires traveling by car, and your license is suspended or revoked, you may not be able to keep that job. Losing your license has serious negative implications, in both professional and personal settings.

How Can I Get A New York DWI Charge Sealed From My Record?

If you were found to be driving under the influence in New York, and it’s your first offense, you likely have a stronger chance of getting your record cleared than a repeat offender does. But getting your charges dismissed or reduced, or getting your record cleared, for any criminal conviction, is never an easy feat. In order to successfully have your record sealed, you’ll need the help of an attorney.

With so much at stake, you must be advised and represented by a lawyer who has considerable experience and a record of success handling DWI cases, and Gianni Karmily has the experience to help you. DWI laws change fast in this state, so you need to work with someone who stays on top of all the changes and relevant adjustments. 

As your DWI sealing lawyer, Gianni Karmily will review the facts of your case and develop a strong defense on your case. Looking at the details of your criminal record and your DMV Abstract of Driving Record, Gianni Karmily can put together the pieces and give you an idea of what needs to be done to clear your record. Many people who have been arrested for driving under the influence in New York are shocked to discover that they might have options before them in regard to clearing their record. You don’t know until you call and schedule a case evaluation.

Schedule An In-Depth Criminal Case Evaluation To Learn More About Getting Your DWI Cleared From Your Record

Getting a Driving While Intoxicated charge in New York can change your life. Many prospective employers perform background checks to look for these kinds of charges in potential employees. If you have a Driving While Intoxicated charge on your record, you may be barred from holding certain types of employment or performing certain activities. If you are required to drive for work, you could lose your job, since you are considered a risk on the road with this charge on your record.

The best way to get a second chance and to be rid of this burden is to look into getting your record sealed. Gianni Karmily is a skilled Nassau County, Long Island criminal defense attorney who understands the unique hardships receiving a DWI can bring. Schedule an in-depth criminal case evaluation with Gianni Karmily today to see if getting your record cleared in New York is an option.