DWI (DUI) – Driving While Intoxicated (Driving Under The Influence)

dwioduiHave you been arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (also called Driving Under The Influence)? If so you’ll need sound legal advice to defend yourself in court.

The lawyers and support staff at the Manhattan Law Firm of Emdin & Russell, LLP has represented hundreds of individuals arrested for driving while intoxicated in Bronx, Kings, Queens, New York, Richmond, Rockland, Westchester, Suffolk and Nassau counties. Emdin & Russell, LLP can provide meaningful advice with respect to the best way to approach the charges filed against you. As former prosecutors we know the nuances of each case, and pride ourselves on our knowledge of the law, including the various defenses you may have to the charges filed against you. Our staff has the experience necessary to determine the best course of action that will help you avoid a conviction for a crime that you are not guilty of, or avoid possible jail time if you did, in fact, operate a vehicle under the influence.

In this day and age, driving while intoxicated or DWI is viewed as a serious crime and a threat to society. In fact, according to Department of Transportation statistics for 2014, accidents caused by drunk driving result in one death every 53 minutes which is the rational for stiffer penalties when charged with DWI.  Accordingly, District Attorneys offices often want those charged with DWI to be punished to the fullest extent of the law. The courts are happy to oblige, sentencing those found guilty of DWI to jail terms, heavy fines, loss of driver’s license and in some cases forfeiture of the vehicle itself. However, as with other crimes, there are those who are wrongly accused or even accused on less than solid evidence. Additionally, certain prescription medicines can create similar symptoms to being impaired or intoxicated when the opposite is true. It is in these situations that the accused needs competent, steady legal representation to balance the scales. Emdin & Russell, LLP is there to help.

In the event you are guilty, we are here for you. A DWI arrest is either the result of a poor decision or a symptom of a more serious problem. Sometimes a drug or alcohol treatment program may be needed to address the problem and avoid a possible jail sentence. Once again, Emdin & Russell, LLP is there to help. We want to make sure that the next step you make puts you on the road to better decisions and a better life.

Your decision on representation is an important one. It can affect your freedom, your ability to work and have a great impact on your family. Whether it’s litigating the matter at trial, negotiating a reduced plea, obtaining a restricted license or finding a program that fits your needs Emdin & Russell, LLP will be there to assist you in all stages of the criminal process. Please feel free to call us a for free consultation.