Nassau County DUI/DWI Law Firm
STOP! If you are pulled over for a DWI/DUI in Nassau County, don’t panic. What you do from this point forward could make a big difference in the outcome of your case. Now is the time to keep your cool and give The Glass Group a call. With the help of Maxwell Glass, Esq. and his team of legal experts, you’re sure to receive the best outcome possible. As your local Nassau County DWI attorney, we know what it takes to win your case. Contact our office for your FREE legal consultation right away!
Nassau County DUI Defense Attorneys
Maxwell Glass, Esq. will begin building your defense right away. He is a proven successful defense attorney with years of courtroom experience on his side. If you were stopped without cause, there is a good chance that this would be your best defense. Perhaps the arresting officer pulled you over simply because of your appearance, this would be illegal on their part and could lead to a favorable conclusion for you. Don’t worry; we are prepared to go the distance to represent you in your Nassau County DWI/DUI case. Our experts know how to effectively defend you. This is why our legal services are often chosen to represent motorists in the Nassau County, NY area.
How You Should Plead
How you plead is ultimately up to you but what we will tell you is to think about how it would look if you had a DUI/DWI arrest on your record. We want you to win your case and avoid this if at all possible. This is why we fight for you! Mistakes are made every day without simply because we’re imperfect. The occasional mistakes that we make shouldn’t have to ruin our lives. We want to give you the best chance possible so let us talk to you before you plead guilty. We’ll show you what the alternatives are and equip you with all of the necessary information needed for you to make the right decision for you. The Glass Group has an effective record of representing Nassau County DUI cases. We’ll treat you the way that we would like to be treated and there is no way that we wouldn’t fight to secure our future. You can be sure that our Nassau County DWI lawyers will do the same for you. Give yourself the best chance to win your case by relying on our team of lawyers.
Nassau County DUI Offenses
When you have to appear in a Nassau County courtroom on a DUI charge, you’ll need to know what your options are. We will make sure that you are fully aware of your options so that you are able to make a well-informed decision about how to plead. The Department of Motor Vehicles will ultimately determine if you will be able to retain your license or if your license should be suspended or revoked.
DUI/DWI cases have different penalties and this means that they carry different charges based on the offense category. A motorist could be charged with a felony, misdemeanor or traffic infraction. The only difference between a misdemeanor and a felony is where the motorist is incarcerated. They could serve up to a year in county jail if convicted of a misdemeanor and a year or more in a state prison if brought up on a felony charge.
First-time DWI offender penalties in New York:
- Serve up to a year of jail time in a county jail
Probation of up to 3 years
Charged with a misdemeanor if blood alcohol .08% or higher
License suspension of up to 6 months
First-time DWAI (Drinking While Ability Impaired) offender penalties in New York:
License suspension of 90 days or longer
Maximum 15 days in county jail
Even though a DWAI is considered a non-criminal infraction, it carries penalties when the blood level concentration is between 0.05% and 0.07%
First-time Misdemeanor AggravatedDWI offender penalties in New York:
Drivers license revoked for a year
A year of jail time
A $2500 fine
Up to 3 years of probation
These penalties apply to any motorist with a blood level concentration that is twice the legal limit (0.18% or higher).
Felony DWI penalties in New York:
License revoked for a year
A fine up to $5000
Maximum 4 years in State prison
Maximum 5 years probation
A Felony DWIis the highest level of a New York DWI crime that is committed. If a motorist has previous aggravated DWI conviction with the past 10 years, they can also be charged with a felony DWI. They may also incur this charge if there is a child 15 years or younger in the vehicle at the time they are stopped.
At The Glass Law Group, PLLC we have been successfully defending our clients because we create a strong defense. Even though the prosecutor will claim that you were driving while under the influence, we’ll counter their claim. It doesn’t matter what they have against you, we always have a defense ready to prove discredit them and provide you with a favorable outcome.
Successfully defenses that The Glass Group uses on your behalf include the following:
When arriving to the police station, you will likely be asked to undergo a breath or blood test. If you comply, there is always the chance that the machine used for testing produced an incorrect reading. We’ll question the credibility of the equipment used and the reading.
We will determine if you were illegally stopped or if the arresting officer had probable cause to pull you over. If there were no reasons found then we would ask to have the evidence suppressed. This could result in the case being dismissed.
Taking a Chemical Test
You may not know it but you do have the right to refuse a chemical test but you should also know that it could affect the outcome of your case. Upon arrival to the police station, the motorist is asked to take a chemical test. This could be through breath tests or urine samples. This helps them to determine the amount of alcohol you have in your system. If you refuse the test, your license could be revoked for up to one year.
If you refuse the chemical test, Department of Motor Vehicles will then schedule a hearing, known as a ‘Refusal Hearing’. This usually occurs within 15 days of the arraignment. This is when the judge will determine if there was probable case for the arresting officer to ask for such a test.
Maxwell Glass, Esq. will be by your side no matter what. It may be your first time seeing him work o clear you of these charges by cross-examining the arresting officer. There is no one in the courtroom that will be permitted to object to any of the questions that are asked of the arresting officer. The best case-scenario is that the arresting officer never appears in court and the case is thrown out.
It’s clear from the amount of cases that we win that we know what we are doing at The Glass Group.
Contact our associates to schedule your no-obligation, FREE CONSULTATION now!