Our Goshen and Middletown Attorneys Represent New York Drivers Charged with DWI
Helping you raise an effective drunk driving defense in the New York courts
A drunk driving arrest is a serious matter that can result in jail, fines and loss of driving privileges. Ultimately, you could have a criminal record that affects your job prospects and long-term financial well-being. After your arrest, do not take action until an experienced lawyer from Burke, Miele, Golden & Naughton, LLP has reviewed your options.
With offices in Goshen and New City, Burke, Miele, Golden & Naughton, LLP has represented clients in the Orange County, Rockland County and surrounding Hudson Valley courts for 38 years. Our DWI attorneys have polished trial skills and use aggressive tactics to seek the best outcomes possible in your case. We are your advocates.
New York implied consent laws
You agreed to New York’s implied consent laws when you obtained your driver license. Under this provision, you are required to submit to a Breathalyzer or other chemical testing upon request by a law enforcement officer. Refusal leads to loss of driving privileges. However, by a refusal you may avoid the presumption of intoxication that accompanies certain results.
First-time DWI charge
You are presumed drunk if you registered a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 percent or higher on the Breathalyzer test. However, you can still be charged with a DWI based on other evidence if you refuse to blow. For example, the prosecution might submit such evidence as:
- Video of your erratic driving
- Officer’s testimony regarding your slurred speech, red eyes and other aspects of your demeanor and appearance typical of intoxication
- Poor performance on the field sobriety tests
For many clients, driving while intoxicated (DWI) is their one and only experience with the criminal justice system. Our lawyers explain the criminal laws to you and give you an honest assessment of your charges. We guide you through the process with discretion and directness.
Lodge an aggressive defense to your DWI with the help of our experienced criminal trial attorneys
Burke, Miele, Golden & Naughton, LLP is a well-known criminal defense law firm in the Hudson Valley region with offices in Goshen and New City. Schedule a free no-risk consultation by calling 845-294-4080 or contacting us online. Both offices have free parking available and are easily accessible by public transportation. In cases of your arrest and need for immediate representation after office hours, our answering message provides a cell phone number that can be used to access us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.