Buffalo DWI Attorney Discusses Felony DWI vs Misdemeanor DWI
As an experienced Buffalo DWI Attorney I am often asked about the differences between a felony DWI and a misdemeanor DWI. In New York State, the difference between a felony DWI and a misdemeanor DWI generally boils down to the time of incarceration. A misdemeanor DWI is punished by up to one year in jail, where as felony DWI is punishable by one and one-third to four years in jail. In order to be charged with a felony DWI, you have to have had a prior misdemeanor conviction within the preceding ten years, or have violated New York State’s Leandra’s Law.
Have you recently been charged with a felony or misdemeanor DWI? If so, contact the experienced Buffalo DWI Attorney John Dudziak.