One of the most common offenses in New York State is driving while intoxicated or impaired by alcohol (DWI). In 2018, there were 5,263 DWI felony arrests and 30,403 DWI misdemeanor arrests of adults in New York State. That means more than 97 adults were arrested for DWI each day that year. Many of the accused did not contact legal professionals at the outset, and ultimately incurred harsher sentences than those who hired seasoned lawyers like those at D’Emilia Law.
The partners of D’Emilia Law – Paul D’Emilia and Kendra Monte – are well-versed in the area of DWI prosecution and defense. They prosecuted countless DWI cases during their years at the Kings County District Attorney’s office before founding their successful defense firm. D’Emilia Law may be able to help get your DWI charges reduced or dismissed.
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It is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at or above 0.08%. Even if you were pulled over and were determined to be under the BAC limit, each question and action taken by police is meticulously planned to have you incriminate yourself. There are different levels and signs of intoxication police look for and the accused often and understandably make what are known as “DWI mistakes.”
D’Emilia Law’s experienced professionals are well-versed in identifying and defending against DWI mistakes, which include:
- Taking a faulty field sobriety test.
- Answering seemingly-inconspicuous questions.
- Having another passenger speak for you.
- Pleading guilty.
- Speaking under duress, and others.
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Section 1192 of New York’s Vehicle and Traffic Law states:
No person shall operate a motor vehicle while the person’s ability to operate such motor vehicle is impaired by the consumption of alcohol.
Depending on whether yours was a first-time offense and whether others were endangered or property was damaged, penalties can include up to four years in jail and thousands of dollars in fees, fines and insurance costs. With so many drivers on New York’s roads and highways, authorities have stepped up efforts to curb drunk driving and make examples of anyone suspected of DWI.
Our unique experience on both sides of the courtroom puts D’Emilia Law at an advantageous position when we accept a case. We collaborate frequently with expert witnesses, which enables us to anticipate the actions of the opposing side. From this insider’s perspective, we can build an even stronger defense for you.
Before you take any other action, you should contact D’Emilia Law for the best possible defense strategy and representation.