Out of State DWI
How Does an Out of State DWI Affect a New York Driver?
Check out the following educational legal video about how an out of state DWI can affect a New York driver by Tiffany M. Kopacz, one of our experienced DWI Lawyers in Buffalo NY.
We often work with clients who are New York residents and have New York licenses but have received drinking and driving offense convictions in other states. The impact of those out-of-state convictions on their New York state driver’s licenses varies on a case-by-case basis; it is certainly within the power of the New York State DMV to impose additional sanctions on these drivers. If the DMV learns that a New York resident was convicted of drinking and driving in another state, there exists the potential for adverse consequences.
If you have an out-of-state conviction for an alcohol-related driving offense and are re-arrested in New York state for an alcohol related driving offense, New York State can use that out-of-state conviction to impose a harsher penalty. Simply because you do not have a prior conviction in New York, you are not necessarily free and clear. In this scenario, you should let your attorney know about your prior convictions. Once your attorney knows about your prior arrests, he or she will be prepared to provide appropriate advice and defense on a pending charge.
If you’ve been arrested for DWI in another state, it could have serious implications on your New York State license. To learn more about how an out of state DWI can affect your license, contact our experienced Hamburg DWI lawyers to help protect your freedom and minimize your consequences. Contact us today to schedule a free confidential consultation. Let our experience work for you.