New York DWI Attorney
DWI Defense Throughout Nassau & Suffolk Counties
Barket Epstein Kearon Aldea & LoTurco, LLP has the credentials and resources to help you fight DWI (driving while intoxicated) charges. Founding partner Steven Epstein is widely recognized as one of the top DWI defense lawyers in the country, with an unparalleled record of success in this area of law. He has authored numerous published articles on DWI defense, has completed specialized DWI training, and serves as a faculty member of the distinguished National College for DUI Defense. He and the other members of our team are fully qualified to challenge the most complex DWI charges.
From our offices in Manhattan, Huntington, and Garden City, our New York DWI attorneys represent clients in Nassau County, Suffolk County, and across the tri-state area.
For experienced insight and a free initial consultation, call (888) 779-0267 or contact us online.
DWI Charges in NY
Most of us are aware that driving while intoxicated is a serious offense that can result in harsh penalties. If you are arrested for DWI, you are at risk of heavy fines, imprisonment, and suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. Even if (or when) you are permitted to drive after being convicted of a DWI offense, you may be required to have an ignition interlock device installed in any vehicle that you own or operate.
How Is DWI Defined in NY?
The term DWI is used to designate a driver whose blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08% or higher. You can also be charged with DWI by refusing to submit to a chemical test of your breath or blood and without any scientific reading being obtained by law enforcement.
How Is DWI Proven in NY?
There are a number of ways that law enforcement uses to try to verify that you are intoxicated, including field sobriety tests and breathalyzer, blood, or urine tests. According to New York law, a police officer, as someone who is quite familiar with the physical and mental signs of intoxication, can also give his or her opinion as to whether you appear to be intoxicated. Signs such as a strong smell of alcohol on the breath, flushed skin, bloodshot, watery eyes, poor coordination, poor balance, and slurred speech may be used as evidence of presumptive drunkenness.
Legal Defenses for DWI Charges
Fortunately, there are several effective defenses that a skilled New York DWI lawyer can use to challenge such charges. With specialized training and diverse, extensive experience in DWI defense, the team at Barket Epstein have the ability to build effective defenses against drunk driving charges.
Our team of distinguished legal professionals may be able to create a defense case for you based on:
- Lack of probable cause
- Flawed lab results or defective equipment
- Alternative reasons for appearing “intoxicated”
- Errors/mistakes that do not necessarily indicate intoxication
- Inaccuracy of field sobriety tests
- Miranda rights violations
- Witness testimony
- Evidence of mental alertness
200+ Years On Your Side With Our New York DWI Lawyers
Our team at Barket Epstein is diverse and highly experienced. We have experts in every field to deliver unparalleled results in DWI cases across Nassau County and beyond. Put our over 200 years of collective experience in your corner and rest assured that your case is in the best hands.
Contact our New York DWI attorneys at (888) 779-0267 for your free case evaluation.
A Nationwide Influence
Barket Epstein's attorneys are regularly featured in the media to discuss their recent cases or offer insight on current events.
Over Two Centuries of Combined Experience
Barket Epstein has 13 attorneys who collectively bring over 200 years of experience to each case. Our team is comprised of former judges, former prosecutors, professors and true thought leaders in our fields.
A Comprehensive Team Approach
Given the experience and knowledge we have amongst the attorneys at our firm, we utilize a team approach. Each client benefits from the expertise of several attorneys, not just the one assigned to their case.
Thousands of Cases Handled
Our Criminal Defense team has represented over 1,000 clients with charges ranging from DWI to homicide.
Three Convenient Office Locations
Our firm offers clients three convenient locations in Garden City, Manhattan, and Huntington.