Defense From Drunk Driving Charges in New York
So you’ve been charged with DWI. You probably never thought it would happen to you, or perhaps you’ve been here before and know how important it is to have an aggressive, effective legal defense to keep you out of jail.
People charged with DWI and related violations have been coming to Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP, for criminal defense representation since 1968. We have helped hundreds of people just like you get the best possible outcome for their charges. We can help you. Time is important when it comes to investigating and preparing an effective defense.
In New York, DWI (or driving while intoxicated) is the proper term for a drunk driving charge. However, many people use the terms DWI and DUI (driving under the influence) interchangeably.
Need more information? Call us at 845-764-9656 or toll free at 866-303-9595 or contact us by e-mail to schedule a consultation with a member of our DWI defense team right away.
Hire a New York DWI Defense Attorney Who Has Earned the Court’s Respect
When you are facing jail time for a DWI charge, hiring the right lawyer is one of the most important decisions you will make. Go with a law firm that has the name and reputation you can trust. Prosecutors know: When you have Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP, on your side, everything possible is being done to get you a fair outcome. Judges respect our reputation for integrity. When we find a way to keep you out of jail, they are likely to listen.
If you can’t come to us, we will make arrangements to meet with you, even if you are still at the police station or courthouse. We have successfully defended DWI charges in courts throughout central and upstate New York.
Our DWI defense attorneys are ready to help you:
- Avoid jail time
- Avoid losing your license
- Keep a DWI conviction off your criminal record
- Defend related traffic violations, including speeding and reckless driving
Did You Refuse the Breathalyzer Test?
The police probably tried to scare you into taking the Breathalyzer or blood test to determine your blood alcohol content (BAC) after your arrest. If you refused to take the test they have no concrete evidence to try you for DWI. Keeping your driver’s license becomes your toughest challenge. Even if you submitted to the Breathalyzer test, the results are not foolproof. We have seen many cases where the Breathalyzer results were thrown out because the person administering the test was untrained or the results were contaminated because proper procedure wasn’t followed. We will aggressively attack everything about your case, including probable cause for the traffic stop, Breathalyzer test results and other evidence the prosecutor claims to have against you.
Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP, is recognized as one of the prominent DWI and criminal defense law firms serving clients in communities throughout Orange, Dutchess, Ulster and Sullivan counties. From our offices in Walden and Monticello, we are available to represent you in court jurisdictions throughout the region.
Contact us to arrange a consultation with a member of our team today. No matter how bad things may look, we will protect your rights and fight aggressively to preserve your freedom and privilege to drive.