Don't Let A DWI Arrest Change Your Life

Our Experienced Drunk Driving Defense Attorney Will Work To Minimize The Impact Of Your Arrest

New York's drunk driving laws are among the toughest in the country. If you are arrested while driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 percent or higher, you may be charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI). You will face thousands of dollars in fines and fees, possible jail time and the risk of suspension or revocation of your driver's license. On top of that, you will face years of increased auto insurance premiums.

A motorist who is arrested while driving with a BAC of .17 percent or higher may be charged with aggravated DWI. The penalties for aggravated DWI include a mandatory revocation of your driver's license for at least one year.

Under New York's strict drinking and driving laws, if you are arrested for driving with a BAC between .05 and .08 percent, you may be charged with driving while ability impaired (DWAI). For a first-time DWAI offense, you will face fines up to $1,000, possible jail time and the possible revocation or suspension of your license. Penalties are more severe for repeat offenses.

The Best DWI Defense Is A Strong Offense

If you are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, it is critical to work with an experienced DWI defense lawyer who knows how to challenge arrests, protect your right to continue driving and minimize the long-term impact these charges will have on your life. At the Law Offices of Douglas Scheinman, we have extensive experience helping individuals accomplish all of that.

We won't just usher you through the process and collect a fee. We will carefully review the facts of your arrest to determine if police followed proper procedures. If there is any reason to challenge results of tests or the methods that were used, we will do so.

If getting charges dismissed is not possible, we have a strong record of getting charges lowered. This results in significantly fewer penalties and less impact on your long-term driving record.

Put An Experienced Lawyer On Your Side

There are critical deadlines to hit if you face DWI charges, some of them within a matter of days. Call 718-525-8844 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation. We will answer your questions, review the facts of your case and recommend an effective course of action. We represent individuals in Queens and throughout New York City and Long Island.