If you have been arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving While Impaired in Suffolk County, NY call the Law Office of David Galison, P.C. today.
An arrest for DWI has serious and far-reaching consequences. If you are charged with violating Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 1192.2 your driver’s license will be suspended when you are arraigned on the charge. You may be eligible for a Hardship License which would be granted by the court and/or a Conditional License which is granted by the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles. Both licenses provide the accused motorist restricted driving privileges during the pendency of their case.
If you are charged with Common Law DWI, which is charged under VTL Section 1192.3 you are entitled to a refusal hearing at the DMV to determine whether you were asked to take a breath test and refused to take such test. If the DMV hearing administrator determines that you refused to take the breath test after being properly asked, they will revoke your driver’s license. In such circumstances you will not be eligible for a Conditional License.
The suspension of your driver’s license is just one of the consequences of a DWI arrest. If you plead guilty to or are found guilty after trial of DWI, you may be sentenced to jail time or probation. You may also be required to complete community service and attend the Victim Impact Panel. Your license will be suspended for a minimum period of six months and you will be required to attend the Impaired Driving Program through the DMV and have an Ignition Interlock device installed on any vehicle you own and/or operate. The court will order that you pay fines and surcharges, and the DMV will impose a Driver Assessment Fee. You also run the risk of an increase in your auto insurance premium. Prior to being sentenced on a DWI charge you will be required to get an OASA evaluation, and may be directed to attend alcohol treatment sessions if deemed necessary.
Given the potential ramifications that a DWI arrest can have on your driving privileges, wallet and every day life, it is important to hire an experienced attorney to fight the charge on your behalf. The Law Office of David Galison, P.C. has extensive experience fighting and defending DWI charges. Attorney Kristin Galison is a former prosecutor with the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office where she was assigned to the DWI unit. She has handled hundreds of DWI cases and is knowledgeable on every stage of such cases. Ms. Galison has conducted countless pretrial evidentiary hearings for DWI cases and tried dozens of cases to verdict.
Call today to schedule a consultation. An attorney is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day to speak to you regarding your DWI case. During the consultation we will review the charges against you and any possible defenses you may have. We will also explain each stage of a DWI case and answer any questions you may have. Just because you are charged with DWI does not mean you are guilty of it or that you must plead guilty to the crime.