1. If this is not a first DWI, DUI, OUI, OWI in New York or from any other state. New York can enhance a second DWI using another prior one, even from another state if the prior was within 10 years time.
The enhancement would make this DWI a FELONY level offense. Subjecting you to prison on a felony conviction.
2. If you knew you drank a lot or were blasted. Giving them a sample would probably show a super high BAC level, and potentially an aggravated BAC of .18 or more. High BACs make you subject to higher levels of punishment.
3. If there was an accident with injuries. These are the most costly of DWI and DWAI drug cases. They are prosecuted harder and are punished most severely.
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