Being charged with drunk driving can be a frightening experience. You may wonder whether you will be able to keep your driver's license. You may also be facing fines or even jail time, depending on the circumstances. When this happens, it is important to know your rights.
Our firm has represented clients in thousands of cases, including DUI/DWI cases. We examine the ways our client's charges can be reduced or even dismissed entirely. For example, the traffic stop itself could be fraught with illegalities, from the absence of reasonable suspicion to other ways that a driver's legal rights may have been violated. We can call into question the validity of any breath or blood tests performed during the traffic stop, as well as the accuracy of any field sobriety tests performed.
One of our main priorities is to help drivers retain their driver's licenses after being charged with drunk driving. In New York, a person's driver's license could be suspended or revoked if they are convicted of drunk driving. This can make it difficult for a person to get to their job, run errands and, in essence, live out their day-to-day lives.
Because of these consequences, it is important to seek legal help in fighting drunk driving charges. Attorneys can investigate the facts of a case and determine how the law applies in their client's favor. They can help their clients craft strong defense arguments should the case go to trial. This could lead to a "not guilty" verdict and allow the accused to walk away cleared of all charges. Visit our drunk driving webpage to learn more about drunk driving in New York.