Buffalo DWI Attorney Discusses the Ten-Year DWI Rule
As an experienced Buffalo DWI Attorney I am often asked about the so called Ten-Year DWI rule. A lot of people think that if after 10 years and a day, you’ve had a prior DWI, it magically falls off your record. That’s not the case. The 10-year time limitation really comes into play when you are charged with a DWI for a second time, and the prosecution and the court will look back at your criminal history report to see when your prior was. If it falls within the 10 years, that DWI could potentially become a felony. It’s important to note, too, that the regulations with Department of Motor Vehicles have changed, and now, there is a lifetime look-back in terms of the suspension and/or revocation of your license. Generally, the 10-year rule is for criminal courts, and it generally does not fall off.
Have you recently been charged with a DWI and have questions about the so called ten-year DWI rule? If so, contact the experienced Buffalo DWI Attorney John Dudziak.