Brooklyn Drunk Driving Lawyer – DWI Attorney
Protecting Your Rights in Drunk Driving Cases
The moment that you are accused of DWI/DUI, the system piles on a host of consequences, without regard to whether the case against you can be proven. The courts may automatically order an alcohol assessment and a suspension of your driver’s license. The police department may try to keep your vehicle, and the Department of Motor Vehicles may bring their own proceedings against you. Ultimately, you may face potential fines or jail time.
With so much on the line, it is important to have an advocate who knows all the ins and outs of a drunk driving prosecution, and who has the experience to provide a strong defense.
At the Brooklyn, New York, law firm of Stoll, Glickman & Bellina, LLP, we fight DWI charges and do everything we can to beat them. We remind the system constantly that an arrest is not a conviction, and that an accusation is not proof beyond a reasonable doubt.
We know the law, and we know your rights. Our New York City, DWI defense attorneys are skilled litigators. We have extensive experience in these cases and we know what it takes to be successful. To talk with a lawyer today, contact our Brooklyn-based law firm online or call 718-852-3710.
Holding Law Enforcement Accountable
The law is very specific regarding a police officer’s authority to make a drunk driving stop. Was there probable cause to stop your car? Were requests to step out of the car or to submit to a Breathalyzer reasonable and proper? If everything was not done in accordance with the law, we bring that to light when fighting the charges against you.
Examining the Evidence Against You
If we can’t prevail on the procedural aspects of your case, we aggressively pursue other potential defenses. For example:
- Is there proof beyond a reasonable doubt that you were the driver?
- Were the officers qualified and trained to operate the blood alcohol content (BAC) testing equipment?
- Do you have a medical condition that might have created a false positive on the BAC test?
- Did the officer jump to a conclusion because you had bloodshot eyes from a late but sober night or an accent they interpreted as an alcohol impairment?
If we find any weakness in the case against you, we will use it to drive through to the best possible result.
New York DWI/DUI Arrest Penalties
As lawyers, our goal is to protect your driver’s license and your driving record and to minimize the negative consequences, which can be severe. If you are convicted of a DWI/DUI, you could face a revoked or suspended driver’s license. You will get points on your driving record. And it’s likely that your insurance will increase. Laws recently passed in New York expand the ignition interlock program requiring an ignition interlock device to be installed in your car after a drunk driving conviction. Even if this is your first offense, you would need to breathe into a machine in order to start your car.
When possible we seek to get charges dismissed or reduced. If dismissal is not an option, we work to get evidence suppressed. And if suppression fails, we’ll consider trying the case.
Some people want to put the matter behind them as quickly as possible. Even if you intend to plea bargain, you will find that our aggressive approach makes us better at negotiating the lightest charge possible.
We will never unduly pressure you to accept a deal, and we will always honestly and fully explain all of the pros and cons of any possible course of action.
Call for a Free Consultation
Contact a New York DWI/DUI arrest lawyer today to discuss your case. We are available during regular business hours and by appointment.
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