Long Island DWI Attorneys
Nassau County drunk driving lawyers
If you have been charged with DWI or DUI, it is critical to talk with a criminal defense attorney about your options as soon as possible. Taking quick action gives your lawyer the time necessary to build the strongest possible defense, and to minimize the potential consequences of a drunk driving conviction.
A thorough approach to your DWI defense
At the Glen Cove, New York law offices of Polin, Prisco & Villafane, our attorneys and support staff are dedicated to helping our clients achieve the best possible results in the New York criminal justice system.
We determine whether the police were justified in stopping your car. We will investigate the legality of any search made of your vehicle. We also look into which field sobriety tests were administered and whether or not they were valid.
If a breath test (breathalyzer), blood test or urine test was administered to determine whether you were intoxicated, we will review the results and the tests themselves. These tests must be administered within a certain time frame, and certain procedures must be followed in order to ensure the test's accuracy. If the test was administered improperly, our attorneys will move the court to suppress any evidence that was obtained as a result of the test.
Helping clients deal with the DMV and the courts
For many people, the most inconvenient penalty with a DWI is the driver's license suspension. Under New York law, any person with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher faces automatic suspension of their driver's license.
However, New York does allow for many offenders to hold a conditional or restricted use license. A conditional license allows offenders to drive to and from work, school, or other limited uses. A conditional license is only available to people who consent to the breathalyzer test.
Under New York law, in order to obtain a conditional license, one must participate in the Drinking Driver Program (DDP). The DDP consists of weekly classes where offenders are instructed on traffic safety and related issues. Not everyone is eligible for the DDP, and for some offenders, completion of the DDP will not guarantee eligibility for a conditional license.
Another issue with New York DWI cases is the "20-Day Order". A 20-Day Order stays an offender's license suspension for 20 days after the date of the sentencing. The 20-Day Order allows many offenders to bridge the gap between when their license is suspended and when they can receive a conditional driver's license.
An experienced DWI defense attorney will be able to help you through the criminal and civil aspects of your case.
Contact the lawyers at Polin, Prisco & Villafane
To talk with our attorneys about your DWI defense, contact our Glen Cove, New York offices locally at 516.671.5300 or 866.913.0918. You may also complete our online contact form.