Queens DWI and DUI Lawyer
Getting arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (commonly referred to as DWI or DUI) usually is a miserable experience. You get locked up for approximately 24 hours, your license gets suspended and your vehicle gets impounded. If this has happened to you, then you need some sound legal advice immediately. Attorney Michael Dreishpoon is a highly experienced DWI defense lawyer in Forest Hills, Queens who has successfully represented hundreds of people facing DWI charges throughout the New York metropolitan area.
A DWI offense is more than a mere traffic infraction. It’s actually a criminal offense that carries a maximum penalty of 1 year in jail, a maximum fine of $1,000 and the possibility of 3 years probation. Beginning in August 2010, you may even be required to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle (a machine that will prevent you from starting your vehicle if it detects alcohol on your breath) at your own expense.
DWI DEFENSE LAWYER QUEENS
Queens County criminal defense attorney Michael Dreishpoon can help you avoid a criminal conviction, obtain a conditional license to drive to-and-from work while the case is pending and regain possession of your vehicle. Whether your blood-alcohol content was at the legal limit (.08), above the legal limit or you refused to blow, Michael will explain your options, suggest a course of action and protect your legal rights every step of the way. Michael has had success on DWI arrests by forcing the prosecutor to examine the particular facts and circumstances of each case. For example, the answers to the following questions can make the difference between a conviction and an acquittal:
- Did the police have probable cause to pull you over?
- Did the officer encounter signs of intoxication when he/she approached the vehicle?
- Did the police video-tape you performing the coordination tests?
- What were the results of the coordination tests?
- Did the officer read you your rights before questioning you or administering the breath test?
HIRING A QUEENS DWI DEFENSE LAWYER
Don’t plead guilty in court just because you blew above a .08. Get advice from a Queens DWI attorney with over 20 years of experience handling DWI cases. All consultations are free, the retainer fees are reasonable and payment plans are always available.
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