If you or a loved one has been arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in the Town of Greenburgh it is important to hire an experienced Greenburgh DWI lawyer to defend against the charges.
DWI charges are serious and complex. The Greenburgh DWI lawyers at Proto, Sachs & Brown, LLP are former prosecutors and now defense lawyers who understand the DWI laws of New York State, collateral consequences of an arrest and/or conviction (ie., professional licenses loss) and most importantly have the experience in the Town of Greenburgh Court to fight the charges.
The most common DWI Charges in the Town of Greenburgh:
· Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .08 or more; .04 BAC or higher for commercial vehicle drivers
· Aggravated DWI: BAC of .18 or higher
· Driving while ability impaired (DWAI) by alcohol: .05 BAC or more but less than .07 BAC
· DWAI by a single drug or multiple drugs
· A refusal to submit to a chemical test to determine a BAC
· Zero Tolerance Law: .02-.07 BAC for anyone under 21
What Happens in the Town of Greenburgh Court after a DWI Arrest?
When charged with a DWI offense you are provided with a court date to appear in the Town of Greenburgh Justice Court. Your court date and time will either be on a desk appearance ticket or located at the bottom of the Uniform Traffic Tickets you received after your release from custody.
The Greenburgh Court meets Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for the general criminal calendar. There is no specialized DWI calendar in the Greenburgh Justice Court. There are three Justices of the Court and the Judge you appear before initially will remain your Judge for the entire case.
On each court appearance there is an early calendar call and a general calendar call of all pending cases. Our Greenburgh DWI lawyers prefer to appear on the early calendar call, 9:30 am, to have our client’s cases called quickly as opposed to waiting most of the morning. We understand our clients have work or family obligations and do not want to wait all day in the courthouse. We also understand that simply waiting can be stressful and the courthouse is not known for its comfort.
On the first appearance in Greenburgh it is essential to have an experienced DWI lawyer appear. The first appearance will not be moved to another date and several important procedural steps occur. This includes the arraignment, license suspension pending prosecution, refusal to take a chemical test suspension and scheduling of the DMV refusal hearing, document exchange, a mandatory alcohol evaluation is scheduled and importantly there is an opportunity to be heard to permit a continuation of driving privileges after the initial court mandatory suspension. The case is then adjourned until a later date to permit investigation, discovery and negotiations with the District Attorney's Office.
How can Proto, Sachs & Brown, LLP help you?
When you hire Proto, Sachs & Brown, LLP to handle your case, you have decades of experience behind you not only regarding New York’s DWI laws but criminal defense in general. Their extensive experience and reputation for excellence allows us to deliver effective and creative DWI defense strategies.
Our DWI Defense Attorneys are published authors and well known authorities in DWI defense and the DWI laws of New York State. Our firm is ready to use that insight and experience for your benefit.
We have been published in “Strategies for Defending DWI Cases in New York” that provides an authoritative, insider's perspective on best practices for mounting a defense against DWI charges in the State of New York. The book is available for purchase on Amazon and Thomson Reuters.
Importantly, we are not beholden to the District Attorney's Office or the Court to work with them. We work for you and will fight for you to aggressively protect your rights.
Our Promise is to review the charges brought against you, ensure that you understand the potential impact on your life, review the possible outcomes of your case and identify any challenges that might arise and be available to answer questions and concerns.
Most Common DWI Defenses in the Town of Greenburgh
· Improper police stop of a vehicle - No Probable Cause
· The police failed to follow proper procedures
· Improperly administered Field Sobriety Tests (FST)
· Improper BAC testing or blood sample storage
· Motorist medical conditions
· Miranda violations and/or improper custodial interrogation
· Illegally obtained evidence
· Improper or inadequate refusal warnings
· Failure to conduct a proper police investigation before an arrest
Contact Us Today
If you have been charged with a DWI in the Town of Greenburgh Court call our DWI lawyers today for a free initial consultation. Our main office is located minutes from the Greenburgh Court at One North Broadway, Suite 401 in White Plains.
A DWI charge is a very serious offense and you deserve the very best in legal representation.