Newburgh DUI Lawyers
In New York, a conviction of driving under the influence (DUI) can result in suspension of your driving license, hundreds of dollars in fines and surcharges, higher insurance rates, potential jail time, and even loss of your employment. With consequences like these, it's important to contact an attorney even if you think you are guilty.
At the law firm of Catania, Mahon & Rider, PLLC, our attorneys will help you navigate the complex civil and criminal ramifications of a drunk driving arrest in New York. With a main office in Newburgh, we represent people throughout the Hudson Valley.
Are There Defenses to DUI Charges in New York?
Even if you failed a breath or blood test, there may be defenses an experienced DUI lawyer can raise to minimize the consequences of your arrest. For example:
- Did the police have a legal reason to pull you over? If the stop was illegal, all evidence gathered after the stop may not be admissible in court.
- Were there flaws in the field sobriety test? There are many reasons why you may fail a field sobriety test that have nothing to do with intoxication. For example, the horizontal gaze nystagmus test may produce false positive if you saw car lights behind the officer when the test was administered.
- Did the police follow proper procedures in administering the breath or blood test? If not, the results of those tests may not be admissible.
Our lawyers are skilled negotiators who know from experience as former district attorneys what a prosecutor might offer in exchange for a plea. In addition, we are accomplished courtroom practitioners, never hesitating to take a case to trial if that might result in a better outcome for a client.
Contact Our Orange County Drunk Driving Attorneys
For more information, contact our Newburgh DUI attorneys. Call 888-719-4746 to schedule an appointment with an experienced New York attorney.