Arrested for DWI or a Criminal Traffic Offense in New York?

Most people think a traffic offense is no big deal — until they get pulled over. Being convicted of a traffic offense in criminal court, however, can abruptly change your life for the worse.

For example, being convicted of driving while intoxicated or driving while ability impaired can result in jail time, costly fines and surcharges, a mandatory ignition interlock device on your car, and other serious penalties.

In most criminal cases, you must be convicted before the government can penalize you. When it comes to DWI and DWAI, however, the negative effect on your life starts right away. In New York and most other states, you can lose your driving privileges just for being arrested for drunk driving.

You can protect your driving privileges, but you need to act right away. A DWI defense lawyer can be as invaluable at your DMV hearing as during your criminal case. Contact attorney Michael D. Horn right now for a free consultation.

We defend clients accused of violating New York Vehicular Traffic Law in criminal, district, county and supreme courts in Queens and throughout New York City and Nassau County.

Experienced, Committed Advocacy Can Make A Real Difference Now

During his 25-year career as a criminal defense attorney, Michael D. Horn has seen virtually every situation in which someone has been charged with DWI or other serious VTL offenses such as driving without a license, reckless driving and vehicular assault or homicide. He knows that police and prosecutors make mistakes — and at which step in the process those mistakes are likely to have occurred.

He will review every aspect of your case to uncover any mistakes that could invalidate the evidence against you. He will also discover and present any available evidence in your favor.

Police officers make mistakes more often than many people realize. They do not always have a sufficient legal reason to pull drivers over. They sometimes jump to conclusions based on mere suspicion or stereotyping. They may rely on roadside field sobriety tests, which have very little scientific value. Often enough, they perform Breathalyzer tests incorrectly or their machines are improperly calibrated.

If the officer who stopped you violated your rights at any point in the process, Mr. Horn will fight for the charges against you to be dismissed. He will challenge the admissibility of any evidence obtained as a result of those violations. He has had substantial success in past cases challenging unlawful traffic stops, the validity of sobriety tests and the accuracy of Breathalyzer results.

Act Immediately: Get Your Free Consultation Right Away

Even if everything seems stacked up against you, don't panic. It is possible to beat a DWI charge, or at least to minimize the consequences. To discuss your DWI defense options, contact us right now using this online contact form or call our office at 718-777-7717. Our firm, located in Astoria, Queens, is available 24/7, so you do not have to be left in the dark about the legal options available to you. Our staff speaks Spanish. Credit card payments are accepted.