Christopher C. Shambo has experience handling all types of driving under the influence charges. If you have been caught driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, this is what you may potentially face with the following charges

DWAI – First Offense

Driving while ability impaired. A first DWI can sometimes be plead down to a DWAI, which results in the following consequences:

  • a fine between $300 and $500, up to 15 days in jail, or both
  • Suspension of your license for 90 days
  • A surcharge of $255
  • Requirement that you attend a victim impact panel

DWAI – Second Offense

If you receive a second DWAI in a five year period from recieving a DWAI, DWI, or DWI Drugs, or DWI Combined Influence, you face the following consequences

  • 500$ to 750$ fine, up to 30 days in jail, or both
  • Revocation of your drivers license for 6 months
  • Discretionary revocation of your registration for at least 6 months
  • a surcharge of 255$
  • A driver responsibility assessment, costing 250$ a year for 3 years
  • Requirement that you attend a victim impact panel

DWI – First Offense

A DWI is a misdemeanor criminal charge, and can result in the following:

  • 500 to 1000$ fine, a year in jail, or both
  • Potential revocation of your drivers license and registration for 6 months
  • 3 years of probation
  • a court surcharge of $395
  • A driver responsibility assessment, costing 250$ a year for 3 years
  • The installation of an ignition interlock device, which must be used in any motor vehicle you own or operate during the term of probation
  • Requirement that you attend a victim impact panel

DWI – Second Offense

If you receive a second DWI within 10 years of a DWI, Aggravated DWI, or DWAI, you may face a felony. You may have the opportunity to plead for a misdemeanor deal, in which case you would face the following consequences:

  • 500 to 1000$ fine, a year in jail, or both
  • Revocation of your drivers license for at least a year
  • discretionary revocation of your registration for at least a year
  • a court surcharge of $395
  • A driver responsibility assessment, costing 250$ a year for 3 years
  • DMW will require evidence of alcohol evaluation or rehabilitation before they re-license you
  • Requirement that you attend a victim impact panel

If both DWI’s happen within a 5 year period, you face the following

  • 5 days in jail or 30 days of community service
  • The installation of a ignition interlock device, for a period of time determined by the court