Nassau County DWI Attorney
Experienced DWI Lawyers in New York
Facing DWI charges can be a frightening experience. New York drunk driving laws are complex, and it may appear the cards are stacked against you. It is important to remember you have rights and options to defend against your charges, especially when you work with the right attorney.
At Lerner & Lerner, P.C., we represent people in Nassau County and Long Island facing misdemeanor and felony chargesof driving while intoxicated (DWI), aggravated driving while intoxicated (A-DWI), driving while ability impaired by drugs and driving while ability impaired (DWAI).
In addition to defending you in your DWI criminal matter, our Nassau County/Long Island DWI defense lawyers can also provide skilled representation at DMV administrative hearings.
If you've been arrested for DWI in Long Island or Nassau County, don't face your charges alone. Contact us to start discussing your defense!
Finding Favorable Outcomes To Your DWI Charges in Nassau County, New York
Our DWI defense lawyers will work to protect your rights by gathering all of the evidence and looking for mistakes made by authorities when they charged you. They will use that information to your advantage. In reality, there are many important questions to ask that may help your defense, including:
- Was there a reasonable suspicion for the initial traffic stop?
- Was there a probable cause for an arrest?
- Did the officer properly administer a breath or blood test?
- Was there a violation of your Miranda rights?
- Did the officer follow mandated policies and procedures?
What is the DWI Law in Nassau County?
In Nassau County, driving while intoxicated is a misdemeanor crime, as summarized in Vehicle and Traffic Law section 1192. New York law states that anyone operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol with a Blood Alcohol Content level of. 08 or higher is guilty of a DWI.
What Happens When You Get Your First DWAI in New York?
In New York, a first-time DWAI conviction can result in the following penalties:
- A fine of up to $500
- Up to 15 days in jail, though there is no required minimum sentence
- A license suspension of at least 90 days, though you will likely be eligible for a conditional license
We Understand What Is At Stake
If you are charged with a DWI-DWAI, the penalties can be steep. If convicted in New York, you may face a substantial fine, license revocation, higher insurance premiums, fees for a conditional license, ignition interlock, Drinking Driver Program, community service, probation and a possible jail sentence.
Attorneys Richard W. Lerner and Kimberly D. Lerner understand the seriousness of the actions you are facing. We know you need a seasoned legal advocate to fight against these charges on your behalf, and that is what we are here to do.
In the event your DWI - DWAI case is indicative of a more serious substance abuse problem, we believe in fighting for alternative long-term strategies, such as treatment programs (OASAS certified), as opposed to criminal punishments.
Contact Our Long Island/Nassau County DWI Attorneys Today To Start Defending Yourself
Facing DWI - dWAI charges in the Nassau County Area? Get Legal defense by contacting us today. Free initial consultations · Phones answered 24/7
Our attorneys are well-known for helping clients identify realistic legal goals and obtain them. We have successfully handled thousands of cases for our clients and will fight tirelessly to ensure your rights are protected.
Kimberly Lerner is widely recognized in the news media as a trusted authority on numerous legal topics. She is a featured legal correspondent on a variety of national news programs.
Both Richard Lerner and Kimberly Lerner hold the AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest distinction given to lawyers in this prestigious peer review.
Our experience as Former Prosecutors allows us to understand the prosecution’s position against our criminal defense clients and leverage practical solutions. We are also backed by 70 years of combined legal experience.