Experienced DWI Attorney In Suffolk County
When you’re pulled over for a DWI/DUI, we have your back at The Glass Law Group, PLLC. Making the right decision isn’t always easy without the right people to advise you. Rather than just pleading guilty, we are here to advise you of your options. Our experienced legal team has been able to effectively represent many Suffolk County DWI cases and win. If this is the outcome that you’re hoping to receive then contact the office of Maxwell Glass, Esq. Collectively, with our Suffolk County DUI attorneys, we’ll be able to provide you with the best representation possible.
Suffolk County DUI Defense Attorneys
When you contact The Glass Law Group, PLLC, we’ll start building your defense immediately! With an experienced attorney like Maxwell Glass, Esq. by your side, you’ll receive expert courtroom representation. When a police officer pulls you over without probable cause, this is certainly a defense that can work to your advantage. The officer may have pulled you over simply because you appeared to be drinking. Unfortunately, there are some motorists who experience this type of profiling and what they may not realize is that some medications may cause a person to appear as though they have been drinking alcohol. You shouldn’t have to put up with it and we won’t let you. Call our Suffolk County DWI law firm 24/7/365
Reliable Advice About How to Plead
We realize that you are the one who has to live with the decision that you make in regard to how you plead. However, our DWI attorneys at The Glass Group want you to have the best outcome possible. Therefore, we are obliged to advise you of how you should plead in order to accomplish this. Bottom line is that we want to win and we’ll fight to ensure that we do. Just because you make a mistake doesn’t mean that you should have to spend the rest of your life paying for it. There are alternatives to pleading guilty and our lawyers will make sure that you are fully aware of them. We have been able to effectively represent many of our clients who have pled not guilty. If you’re ready to fight then give our Suffolk County DUI attorneys a call today. You will be able to receive the relief that you’re looking for when you allow our attorneys to represent you after your plea.
Suffolk County DWI Offenses
Whenever you are required to appear in court for a DWI charge, you should know exactly what options are available to you. Maxwell Glass, Esq. and his team of experienced attorneys will make sure that you are fully aware of your options and how they can impact your record. It is the Department of Motor Vehicles that will decide whether or not your license will be suspended or revoked.
There are different penalties that a motorist will incur when they are dealing with a DWI case. This also means that there will be different charges imposed based on the category of the offense. Motorists are charged with a misdemeanor, felony or a traffic infraction. There are differences with a misdemeanor charge and a felony charge. This is based on where the motorist is incarcerated. If convicted of a misdemeanor, the motorist could face up to a year in the county jail. If convicted of a felony charge this means that the motorist could serve up to a year or more in a state prison.
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.
If you want the strongest defense, rely on our DUI attorneys in Suffolk County, NY. Through years of experience, we have been successful in creating the best defense possible to clear our clients. We understand that the prosecutor will try to spin the case in their favor by trying to prove that you were under the influence while driving a motor vehicle. We will counter their claim regardless of what they bring forth to discredit you.
Successful defenses that The Glass Group uses on your behalf include the following:
Blood Tests & Breath Tests
Upon arrival to the police station you may be asked to take a breath test or a blood test to establish that there is alcohol in your system. When you comply with the testing, the readings may be inaccurate. Our job is to question the credibility of the equipment that was used for testing.
Illegally Pulled Over
It is our job to determine if the arresting officer had a valid reason for pulling you over. If they do not then this is a definitely enables us to have the evidence against you suppressed. Ultimately, this could results in your case being dismissed.
Taking a Chemical Test
Many of the motorists that we represent in Suffolk County, New York do not realize that they have the right to refuse any of the chemical tests that are administered. It is not uncommon for the motorists to be asked to adhere to a chemical test whenever they arrive to the police station. This might be a urine test or a breath test. These tests help them to determine the blood alcohol concentration that is in your system. Unfortunately, refusal of a chemical test could result in the revocation of your driver’s license.
When you refuse a chemical test, the Department of Motor Vehicles schedules a hearing that is referred to as a Refusal Hearing. It is usually scheduled within 15 days of an arraignment. It is at this time that the judge will decide if there was a reason for you to undergo testing.
Don’t worry! Whatever the outcome is, Maxwell Glass Esq. will be right there with you throughout the entire ordeal. You’re sure to receive the best outcome for your DWI case when you turn to The Glass Group.
Why not call us today for your no-obligation, FREE CONSULTATION.