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Each state passes its own criminal law to determine the penalties for a DWI conviction. If you have been arrested for drunk driving on Long Island or in New York City, you should contact the criminal defense attorneys at Schalk, Ciaccio, & Kahn promptly to learn about your legal rights and the potential penalties involved with conviction. In New York, a DWI or DUI conviction results in the automatic suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. The period of time for the suspension or revocation may range from 90 days to over one year. In addition, you may face jail time and you’ll likely pay some steep fines.

You can watch this video to hear more about the potential consequences of a DWI conviction in any state. This expert discusses issues such as electronic monitoring, home confinement, vehicle impoundment, and your permanent criminal record. She urges viewers to get in touch with an attorney promptly after being arrested.