Legal Defense for DWI Charges in Queens

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Law enforcement officials are always on the lookout for individuals who are driving while intoxicated (DWI). Intoxicated drivers are not only a threat to themselves, but also to the public, which is why officers do not take lightly to anyone operating their vehicles under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

If you were stopped by an officer during a traffic stop or at a DWI checkpoint, or you were arrested as a result of an accident, it is important that you protect yourself and your driving privileges. Following an arrest you have only 24 hours to retain legal services before facing arraignment, which is why it is important that you contact the Law Office of Kevin P. O'Donnell right away and speak with a trusted Queens DWI defense lawyer.

How To Defend Against Your DWI

Building a strong defense against drunk driving charges takes time and experience. Let a qualified DWI defense lawyer assist you in this process.

Some of the defenses that can be made on your behalf include:

  • Lack of probable cause for a stop or arrest
  • Explanations for your appearance/behavior
  • Violation of your constitutional rights
  • Faulty Breathalyzer
  • Invalid field sobriety test results
  • Flaws in the testimony of the arresting officer

With thorough investigation, you can find flaws in evidence and also challenge the procedures of the arresting officer. It is also possible to argue that field sobriety testing and some chemical tests are not reliable and the results may not be valid. You need the help of a DWI attorney in Queens to find the strongest defense against your DWI charges.

Contact us today at (888) 715-1735 to speak about your DWI case with a DWI defense attorney.

Penalties for DWI in New York

It is important to remember that there are a lot of deciding factors that can make a difference in the outcome of your case. The penalties you may be facing will differ depending upon aggravating factors, the amount of alcohol in your system and the circumstances surrounding your arrest. If you were involved in an accident that caused serious bodily injury or death to another individual, you may be facing DWI charges as well as vehicular manslaughter charges.

While your specific case may vary, penalties could potentially reflect the following sentencing.

First-Time Offenders

  • License suspension for 6 months
  • Jail time up to 1 year
  • Minimum of $500 fine
  • Mandatory surcharges and alcohol evaluations

Second-Time Offenders

  • License suspension up to 1 year
  • Jail time of a minimum 5 days
  • Up to $5,000 in fines
  • Ignition Interlock Device installation

Third-Time Offenders

  • License suspension for a minimum of 1 year
  • Jail time up to 7 years
  • Minimum $2,000 fine
  • Mandatory surcharges
  • Ignition Interlock Device installation

Let Us Defend Against Your Charges- Call (888) 715-1735

Need an attorney for your drunk driving case? When you work with our firm, you can be sure that your case will be in good hands. When you retain our services, we will immediately begin to conduct an investigation on your behalf and quickly develop a strong defense for your case.

There are some factors that need to be taken into consideration, such as:

  • Your age
  • The age of passengers in the vehicle with you
  • If you refused to partake in a chemical test to determine blood alcohol content

DWIs can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies and our firm can aggressively defend you in either scenario. The moment you are arrested, you need to contact the Law Office of Kevin P. O'Donnell and speak with an experienced DWI lawyer in Queens from our team.

Complete a free case evaluation form today to get started with our team!

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Law Office of Kevin P. O’Donnell
Queens Criminal Defense Attorney

125-10 Queens Boulevard, Suite 15
Queens, NY 11415. (888) 715-1735| Local Phone: (718) 285-9355.