For a first-time DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) offense in New York, the fines can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case. Here is a general overview of fines for first-time DWI offenses:
1.First-time DWI offense with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher but less than 0.18%:
- Fines ranging from $500 to $1,000
2.First-time DWI offense with a BAC of 0.18% or higher (Aggravated DWI):
- Fines ranging from $1,000 to $2,500
3.First-time DWAI (Driving While Ability Impaired) by alcohol, with a BAC of more than 0.05% but less than 0.07% or other evidence of impairment:
- Fines ranging from $300 to $500
In addition to fines, first-time DWI offenders may also face other penalties, such as jail time, license revocation, mandatory alcohol education or treatment programs, and the installation of an ignition interlock device on their vehicle.
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The fine range for a first time offense DWI in NY is $500 to $1000 and a surcharge of $400. If your attorney is able to reduce the charge to a Driving While Ability Impaired Violation, the fine range is $300 to $500 with a surcharge of $260.