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 charges of 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 lawyers can also provide skilled representation at DMV administrative hearings.
Finding Realistic Yet Favorable Outcomes To Your Charges
Many people believe DWI charges are indefensible because the prosecution has proof in the form of a Breathalyzer or other chemical test. 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?
Our 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.
We Understand What Is At Stake
If you are charged with a DWI, 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 charges 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 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 Attorneys Today To Start Defending Yourself
The first step in protecting your freedom starts with a call to our law firm. Contact our Nassau County, New York, DWI lawyers today at 516-741-4100.
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