Michael Dreishpoon Successfully Defends Young Client in Complex Nassau County DWI Case

Stunning “Not Guilty” Jury Verdict Concludes a 14-Month Legal Battle


New York, NY – Criminal defense and personal injury attorney, Michael Dreishpoon, announced that his office successfully defended a 22-year-old woman in a complicated and dramatic DWI case in Nassau County, the toughest county in the State of New York on DWI cases.

After a 14-month struggle against determined county prosecutors, the case went to trial on January 12, 2016. At the conclusion of the week-long trial, the jury returned a “Not Guilty” verdict after only 25 minutes of deliberations!

“As I’ve always said, sometimes in life you’ve got to stand and fight,” said Michael Dreishpoon, whose law practice is based in Queens. “Just make sure that you’ve got the right people by your side when you do so.”

After a night out in November 2014, Dreishpoon’s client enlisted a sober, designated driver to take her home in a vehicle leased by her family. Unfortunately, the car was struck by another driver on the way.

Because her father had instructed her not to let anyone else drive the car, the distressed young woman informed a police officer at the scene that she, and not the designated driver, had been in operation of the vehicle at the time of the crash. Upon being administered a breathalyzer test, Dreishpoon’s client blew a 0.19, more than two times the legal limit, and was immediately arrested. Although she corrected her account upon realizing the gravity of the situation, the woman was charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated.

After her family retained the services of Michael Dreishpoon, the legal battle began. The assistant district attorney and her boss simply did not believe the young lady’s crazy story. Thus, Mr. Dreishpoon insisted on a jury trial.

Both the young woman and her designated driver testified at the trial, and the jury was persuaded by their testimonies and Dreishpoon’s skilled arguments in the courtroom. The verdict is the most recent in Dreishpoon’s long track record of trial victories in criminal and personal injury cases.



Michael Dreishpoon is a criminal defense and personal injury lawyer with over 25 years of experience practicing law in the New York metropolitan area. During that time, he has earned a reputation as a top-notch litigator who protects his clients’ rights and freedom. Dreishpoon is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the New York State Bar Association and the Queens County Bar Association.

Click here (https://www.dreishpoon.com/attorney-queens-new-york/)  to learn more about the Law Offices of Michael Dreishpoon, or contact him at (718) 793-5555 or [email protected] for a free consultation.