DWI / DUI Defense Cases in Nassau County

Arrested for Driving While Intoxicated??

If you have been arrested in Nassau County or Long Island for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), you need to take immediate action to hire a skilled attorney and begin building your defense. Regardless of the level of DWI/DUI charge (misdemeanor or felony) one must ensure they have proper representation quickly as the penalties for a conviction could include jail time, probation, fines, and a driver’s license suspension/revocation.

At Schalk, Ciaccio & Kahn, we have Nassau County criminal lawyers who are highly experienced in DWI / DUI defense. All of our lawyers are Former Prosecutors and have received law enforcement-level training on the proper functioning of the Intoxilizer and Drager Alcotest, on the administration of standardized field sobriety tests, and on accident reconstruction! Our DWI attorneys have also been nationally recognized as top DWI lawyers by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense, top Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers, and named to Super Lawyers.

The state of New York has various types of DWI-related charges, including:

  • Driving while intoxicated (DWI) — In order to be found guilty of this offense, it must be shown that a driver had a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of 0.08% of higher, or simply that the driver was intoxicated. For commercial drivers, the legal limit is 0.04%.
  • Driving while ability impaired by a single drug other than alcohol (DWAI / Drug) - If it is shown that the driver was under the influence of a drug while driving, he or she can be convicted of this offense.
  • Driving while ability impaired by a combination of drugs or of alcohol and drugs (DWAI / Drug Combined) – This offense is charged if there is evidence a driver is under the influence of multiple controlled substances at the same time or under the combined influence of drugs and any amount of alcohol at the same time.
  • Aggravated driving while intoxicated (Aggravated DWI) — This charge involves having a BAC level of 0.18% of higher while driving.
  • Driving while ability impaired by alcohol (DWAI / Alcohol) — A person can be convicted of this offense if it shown that he or she had a BAC level of over 0.05% but lower than 0.08% while driving, or if it is shown that there is other evidence that the person was impaired by alcohol while driving.
  • Violation of the Zero Tolerance Law — Any drivers who are under the age of 21 violates the Zero Tolerance Law if she or she drives while having a BAC level of 0.02 - 0.07%.

There are a number of additional concerns for individuals charged with DWI/DUI that include Refusal Hearings at the Department of Motor Vehicles in cases where the motorist refused a chemical test, potential civil proceedings initiated by the County to hold and possibly seek forfeiture of a charged defendants motor vehicle just to name a few.

If you or a loved one has been charged with Driving While Intoxicated or Driving While Impaired on Long Island or the Five Burroughs contact our team of DWI Defense Attorney’s to set your free consultation.

Call Schalk, Ciaccio & Kahn at (516) 858-1266 for excellent defense in your DWI case!

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