In New York, community service is a possible penalty for a DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) conviction. Whether you will be required to perform community service depends on several factors, such as the specific circumstances of your case, your driving history, and the judge’s discretion.
Judges may impose community service as part of a sentence for a DWI offense or as an alternative to other penalties, like jail time or fines. Community service requirements can vary in duration and nature, depending on the judge’s decision and the details of the case.
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In some situations, your attorney may be able to negotiate a plea agreement that includes community service in exchange for reduced charges or a more lenient sentence. However, there is no guarantee that community service will be a part of your sentence or plea agreement.
No, community service is not required by statute if you commit or are convicted of a DWI. However, in some cases, community service can help negotiate a better outcome for a case.
The only time community service would be mandatory is if you have a 2nd DWI within 5 years, then as a result there is a mandatory 5 days in jail or 30 days (240 hours) of community service.