New York state is progressive in many ways and there are NO mandatory sentences to jail, probation, or community service on first time DWI offenses.
License issues can be dealt with in a couple of ways:
1. request for a 20 day license revocation STAY (delay in revocation)
2. conditional license to drive for school, work, and medical (for you and your defendants)
3.shorten revocation from six months to seven weeks with taking of the IDP (impaired driver program)
As to jail, probation, or community service, strategy to lessen the consequences take many forms and are dependent upon the county, the probation department, type of DWI, your history, the DA (prosecutor), and and court/judge who is residing over your case.