A conviction for driving while intoxicated (DWI, sometimes known as driving under the influence (DUI)) in New York can adversely affect your driving record, prevent you from obtaining employment and raise your insurance rates among other consequences.
Alcohol-Related Offenses in New York
New York law allows the state to charge a defendant for three different alcohol-related driving offenses: driving while intoxicated; driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) above .08; driving while ability impaired by alcohol.
New York Driving Priveleges
Upon arrest for an alcohol-related driving offense in New York your license will automatically be suspended. Your license will remain suspended until your case is disposed. If convicted, the minimum license suspension is six months retroactive to your date of arrest.
A conviction for an alcohol-related driving offense will remain on your New York driving record for 10 years.