New York City DWI Defense Lawyers
A driving while intoxicated (DWI) charge is one of the most common outcomes of an encounter with police throughout the five boroughs. What was once treated as a relatively minor offense has more severe consequences than ever today, even if you are a first-time offender with a clean record.
If you have been charged with DWI or another alcohol-related driving offense, taking your chances in court on your own or with inexperienced legal counsel is a major risk. Under laws that some have called the strictest in the nation, the penalties you face could be crippling. At the law firm of Goldberg & Allen, LLP, our New York City DWI defense attorneys know the current laws, the courts and the legal system extremely well.
Determined Representation by Former High-Level Prosecutors
A drunk driving conviction will mean severe DWI penalties, including substantial fines and costs, driver’s license suspension for a lengthy period, major insurance rate increases and potential jail time. With the recent passage of Leandra’s Law, all misdemeanor and felony DWI offenders in New York are required to use ignition interlock systems — typically adding hundreds of dollars in costs per month.
Our Manhattan criminal defense attorneys have won numerous DWI cases at trial and have successfully negotiated reduced consequences in many more. In fact, attorney Gerald Allen’s reputation in this area brings many young prosecutors to court to observe when he tries a case. Mr. Allen has obtained acquittals through rigorous cross-examination of the arresting officer which has revealed false testimony, and bringing forth expert testimony to establish that field sobriety tests and other alcohol tests were unreliable.
Experienced Defense Against All Types of Alcohol-Related Driving Charges
We bring more than 50 years of combined legal experience to our defense against all types of drunk driving charges, including:
- Underage DWI
- Breathalyzer testing/refusal
- Vehicular manslaughter/assault
- Aggravated DWI
- Commercial driver DWI
- Driving while ability impaired (DWAI)
We can help answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding auto forfeiture and the DWI process, including medical considerations in DWI defense. When you come to our law firm, you will not find “quick plea, quick fee” attorneys. We will listen to your story, investigate, and explain your legal options and likely outcomes based on our decades of relevant experience.
Contact a Skilled Drunk Driving Defense Attorney Today
Protect your rights and get experienced defense advice as soon as possible. Contact our New York DWI/DUI defense lawyers online or call 212-766-3366 for a free case review.