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Felony DWI

Felony DWIs can have life-altering consequences not only for you, but also for your family. If you are convicted of a felony DWI, you will face incarceration, fines, revocation of your driver's license and difficulty obtaining future employment. At Lair, Warner and Shay P.C., we understand that you face harsh penalties when a felony DWI is involved, so we fight hard to help minimize the penalties that will affect you and your family. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation with an experienced New York DWI lawyer.


Having served the trial needs of Wayne County and the Finger Lakes Region for more than 50 years, we are well versed in defending clients against serious criminal charges such as felony DWIs. There are a number of situations in which you could be charged with a felony DWI, including being charged with a second (or third) DWI within 10 years of your first DWI, or being arrested for DWI while a child under the age of 15 is in the car. According to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, the consequences of multiple DWI/DUI charges may include:

  • Up to seven years in prison

  • Driver's license revoked for a minimum of one year

  • Fines ranging from $1,000 to $10,000

In addition, if you are convicted you may also face probation that could last for many years. You will also have to go through life being classified as a felon, which may impact your ability to find employment. For help preventing or reducing these consequences and the impact they have on you and your loved ones, contact a DWI attorney today.

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