How To Defend Against DUI Charges in New York State

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If you are facing DWI or DUI charges, please read on, then contact an experienced Garden City, NY DWI | DUI attorney to learn how to defend against DUI charges in New York State.

How can you fight DUI charges in New York State?

Every time, if any, you sustain convictions for driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it becomes ever more difficult to defend yourself. That is not to say that your situation is ever hopeless. Far from it, in fact. One of our skilled Nassau County criminal defense attorneys should always be able to lobby a competent legal defense, whether you are staring down a first-time DUI conviction or your third. A seasoned legal representative worth his or her salt will likely employ one or more of the following defenses:

  • The police conducted an illegal stop: Every police officer must adhere to certain rules and laws while conducting a traffic stop or else they may have to reduce or dismiss your charges.
  • You have medical or health issues: Even if you have not been drinking or using illegal narcotics, certain medical conditions may cause you to fail a sobriety test. Additionally, certain medications can make ascertaining your Blood Alcohol Content much more difficult, if not impossible.
  • The testing is unreliable: Notoriously imprecise and/or inaccurate, field sobriety tests should never be fully relied upon. A qualified attorney will determine the accuracy of such tests.
  • Your attorney will request additional evidence: Many police departments in New York State require their officers to record traffic stops on video. By obtaining this evidence, your attorney will review it and assess whether the police officer improperly conducted the traffic stop and if the case is based upon his or her word against yours.

Which DUI defense strategy works best in New York?

When it comes down to it, that question is for you and you alone to decide. A competent legal professional can provide guidance and advice regarding what options you have available, but you will have to choose what works best for you. You may not want your medical history to become public knowledge, but please keep in mind that New York prosecutors are fairly limited in their ability to reduce or dismiss charges, meaning that your charges will likely stand. As such, we would advise you to employ every strategy available to you. In many cases, the best defense is a strong offense. You are innocent until proven guilty. Our firm will fight to help keep it that way.

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Criminal matters can change the course of your life forever. This is why you need an experienced attorney who will aggressively combat your charges to help mitigate their long-term effects. If you are in need of experienced legal counsel for a criminal defense matter on Long Island or throughout New York State, please contact Grunwald & Seman, P.C. to schedule a consultation. We would be happy to assist you.

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