What Is Aggravated DWI?

An aggravated DWI in New York can lead to serious penalties including up to a year of jail time and thousands of dollars in fines. If you’ve been accused of aggravated driving while intoxicated, it’s important to retain an experienced DWI attorney who can aggressively fight to protect your rights and ensure your freedom.

Watch this video by Long Island DWI attorney Michaelangelo Matera to learn more about aggravated DWI in New York and how he can help you if you’ve been charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated.


An aggravated DWI is something that was added some years ago in New York, and it requires a blood alcohol level of .18 or greater. An aggravated DWI conviction carries more severe penalties than a regular DWI conviction that ranges from lengthier periods of revocation of one’s driver’s license to increased fines that would be assessed by the court.

When people are facing aggravated DWI charges, what matters most is results. At The Matera Law Firm, we have over 25 years of experience helping people when they need it most. That commitment has allowed us to generate a record of success and positive results against aggravated DWI charges.

If you or someone you love is in need of an experienced criminal defense attorney, contact us today for a free confidential consultation. We proudly serve Suffolk County, Nassau County, Long Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, and throughout New York State.

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