Aggressive Defense Against DWI & DUI Charges
Long Island Criminal Defense Lawyers - (631) 816-2684
If you or someone you know is under arrest for DWI, call (631) 816-2684
immediately. Our experienced Long Island DWI lawyers at Laurence A. Silverman
& Associates are
available at all hours, 24/7. Arrangements can be made for one of our attorneys to contact the police
right away and protect your rights.
For a free evaluation of your case, call our office today.
Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is the crime of operating a motor vehicle
(automobile, truck, motorcycle, boat) while under the influence of drugs
or alcohol. Suffolk, Nassau, and Queens Counties are very tough on drunk
drivers and they are getting tougher all the time. The penalties, even
for some first-time offenders can include jail, forfeiting your car, and
long-term revocation of your license. If you are pulled over for a traffic
offense of any kind, a law enforcement officer can ask to smell your breath
and look for signs of intoxication.
If you have been in an accident with a car, truck, or pedestrian, even
if it was not your fault, the officer will also have the right to examine
you. The officer can demand that you perform field sobriety tests. Once
you are arrested, you may be asked to take a breath test, blood test,
or urine test. If you refuse, your license will be suspended immediately.
An arrest for driving while intoxicated in New York could result in serious
legal consequences, including:
- Heavy fines
- Community service
- Mandatory drug and alcohol treatment
- Driver’s license suspension
- Jail or prison time
Charged with driving while intoxicated? Call us today!
Call (631) 816-2684 for a free case evaluation. We can help, and here’s why:
- Our lead attorney is a skilled criminal defense lawyer who has been in
practice for more than 35 years. Since beginning his practice, he has
represented hundreds of DWI cases throughout Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens
counties and has had many successful DWI jury trials.
- We will listen carefully while you tell us the facts of your case. We are
skilled at evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of any DWI charge,
and we know the most current, official policies of the local District
Attorneys' (prosecutors') Offices.
- Our team understands how breath testing machines used by the local law
enforcement officers work. We know the New York State DWI laws inside
and out, and we use this knowledge and skill to aggressively defend your
charges at trial or to negotiate a favorable plea bargain for you.
- Any of our defense attorneys can represent you at the New York State Department
of Motor Vehicles (DMV) refusal hearing and at the Hardship Hearing in
court. We know how to prepare for the hearings, and we know what evidence
you will need to convince the judge to grant you a hardship license so
you can drive back and forth to work.
- We can help you whether this is your first offense of if you have had multiple
DWI offenses. We can give you valuable references to alcohol and drug
counselors, alcohol and drug treatment centers, and OASAS, (New York State
DMV) accredited programs.
- Attorney Silverman served on the Board of Directors of the Suffolk County
Criminal Bar Association, which is made up of lawyers, prosecutors, and
judges. Our attorneys have been regularly appearing in all courts in Suffolk,
Nassau, and Queens counties for over 35 years.
We have represented clients all over Long Island, in Nassau, Suffolk, and
Queens Counties. Our clients come from Patchogue and Port Jefferson, Riverhead
and Ronkonkoma, Shirley and Setauket, Glen Cove and Great Neck, Hempstead
and Huntington and everywhere in between. Read
Contact a Long Island criminal defense attorney at our office today to learn more about how we can help you fight your
DUI / DWI charges.