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Retaining The Services Of An Experienced Suffolk County DWI Lawyer
Hiring a Suffolk County DWI Lawyer is an important step. A DWI attorney with experience in Suffolk Courts is invaluable. Most of us would understand at this point, after being arrested and processed, that being charged with a DWI driving while intoxicated by alcohol or drugs in Suffolk County, New York is a serious matter. With recent changes in New York State DWI laws, you can permanently lose your privilege to drive, you can have your vehicle seized by Suffolk County and you could receive a criminal record. Of course, you could also spend time in the Suffolk County jail. A knowledgeable DWI defense attorney in Suffolk County can help.
DWI attorney in Suffolk County
Tad M. Scharfenberg
The point is, any decisions you make at this very critical stage could have long term consequences. In New York State, permanent means permanent. There is no such legal avenue for expungment of a criminal record from a Suffolk County DWI conviction. The guidance of an experienced Suffolk County DWI defense law firm is invaluable. For example, with the sound advice of a Suffolk DWI lawyer who has experience in all courts, including the Central Islip First District Court, we may be able to save your license or perhaps obtain with permission from the court, a conditional license to drive to work. One of our Suffolk DWI lawyers can request a hearing in front of a County Judge and ask that your vehicle be returned. Of course, an experienced Suffolk DWI attorney will know how to negotiate with the office of the District Attorney to gain a positive plea or disposition of your case. 

Finally, you should know all of our lawyers are skilled DWI trial attorneys seasoned as prosecutors in Suffolk County as well as decades of defending DWI cases at trial with successful results. These are just a few of the reasons why you should speak with a Suffolk County DWI law firm with the background that we possess in DWI cases.

We Are Suffolk County DWI Lawyers
Experienced criminal dwi attorney in Suffolk County
Daniel G. Rodgers

If you have been arrested for DWI driving while intoxicated in Suffolk County, you want an experienced attorney who is familiar with DWI cases. That is what we do. As former Suffolk County DWI Prosecutors, we bring decades of experience defending people like yourself charged with DWI driving while intoxicated. Our dedicated team of Suffolk County DWI attorneys will guide you through this confusing and and often difficult process. In our Suffolk County DWI defense law firm, all of our staff lawyers are required to undergo continuing legal education courses designed to enhance their understanding of the fast changing laws related to Driving While Intoxicated in the state of New York. Of particular interest is the newly enacted Leandra's Law violations. It is this type of dedication that sets our Suffolk DWI law firm apart from other DWI attorneys. If you want to engage an aggressive DWI defense lawyer in Suffolk County, call us and schedule an immediate appointment. Your consultation is free of charge.

What Can I Expect Will Happen Next In This Process?
Much will depend on what you have been charged with. Typically, if you have been charged with DWI in Suffolk County, it will fall under NYS Vehicle and Traffic law section 1192.2 and 1192.3. This means you have submitted to a breath test with results of .08% or higher and below .18%. The first goal is to insure that you are released after your arrest. That is why it is important to have a Suffolk DWI attorney at your side at your arrainment. Additionally, the court in Suffolk County will suspend your driving privlidges pending the prosecution of your case. Practically speaking, it could take many months to prepare and defend your DWI case. We will immediately file a request with the court to ask for a Hardship Hearing to obtain a conditional license, usually within a few days of your arrest.

Of course, this is a very brief overview of what is typically the most common form of DWI arrest in Suffolk County. It is also possible you may have been charged with a DWI Refusal in Suffolk. New York State has an "implied consent' law, meaning you are required to submit to a breath, urine or blood test at the request of a police officer if you have been charged with DWI. You will be entitled to a Suffolk County DWI Refusal Hearing at the Department of Motor Vehicles. You could however lose your privilege to drive for a year or longer. This is just one more reason why you should have the guidance of a DWI lawyer experienced in handling Suffolk County DWI cases.

Finally, depending on your background and the circumstances particular to your arrest, your situation you find yourself in can be infinitely more complicated. You could be charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs under section 1192.4. If you have a prior conviction for DWI within the past 10 years in Suffolk County or elsewhere, you might find yourself charged with a Felony DWI. The allegation may involve the presence of children in your vehicle and you would be charged with a Felony DWI under the newly enacted Leandra's Law. The DWI laws in Suffolk County New York are serious. Speak with an experienced Suffolk County attorney about your Suffolk County DWI case. The consultation is free. The advice is priceless.

Please contact us at 631-734-5102 for your free consultation to discuss your options.
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Long Island DWI Defense Lawyers and Attorneys in Suffolk County New York serving the following Long Island areas: Huntington, Babylon, Islip, Smithtown, Brookhaven, Riverhead, Southampton, East Hampton, Southold and Shelter Island as well as the Central Islip First District Court. New York State Vehicle and Traffic law section 1192.1, 1192.2, 1192.3, 1192.2(a), 1192.4 and 1192.4(a)