DWI Defense in the Larchmont Justice Court
The Village of Larchmont's Justice Court meets on Tuesday evenings
on the second floor of the Village Hall located at 120 Larchmont Avenue,
Larchmont New York. The courthouse is right off Route One next to the
fire department. There is parking across the street and all members of
the public must pass through a security check point. The Larchmont Justice
Court's phone number is (914) 834-6230.
The Westchester County District Attorney's Office (Rye branch office)
Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) charges. It is very important to have a
top Westchester County DWI lawyer with you at every court appearance. It is not recommended for any person
to appear in court on their first court date without a lawyer.
DWI process in Larchmont begins with an arraignment on the charge. Most motorists
are charged under Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) section 1992. VTL 1192.2
is based upon a blood alcohol content reading above a .08% and VTL 1192.3
is based upon the police officer's observations of intoxication. There
is likely to be other tickets for speeding, improper turn, no headlights
or any other infraction that lead to the police stopping the motorist's
vehicle. There may also be additional criminal DWI charges for refusing
to submit to a chemical test or aggravated DWI. Each case is different
and needs to be defended according to the specific facts of the DWI case.
In the Larchmont Court, during the arraignment paperwork is submitted to
the motorist's attorney and the court will automatically suspend a
motorist's driver's license if the BAC reading is above a .08%
pending the prosecution of the DWI charge. It is very important to have
a Westchester County DWI lawyer with you during the arraignment as it
is at that time an application must be made for a special license issued
by the court to allow the motorist to drive in New York for limited purposes
such as employment. This is commonly known as the hardship license. If
the motorist refused a chemical test the motorist's license must be
surrendered pending the outcome of a DMV administrative refusal hearing.
The hearing date will be scheduled at the arraignment and is held at the
DMV offices in Yonkers, NY at Larkin Plaza.
In Larchmont, depending on the factual circumstances of the case the court
may order an alcohol screening by the Westchester County TASC program.
At our law office we direct our client's to our private providers
as opposed to going through the Westchester County program for numerous
At the arraignment other legal issues will be discussed such as continuation
of bail or other legal matters. In the simplest form the above is what
a motorist can expect in the Larchmont Court during the initial stages
of a DWI prosecution.
Clearly, this is not something you want to handle alone or with an attorney
unfamiliar with the Larchmont Court.
Connecticut driver's must be aware of the consequences of a DWI arrest in the Village of Larchmont
and the consequences on their out of state license. Our attorneys will
be able to guide out of state drivers through the process to protect their
license and insurance during a New York DWI arrest.
If you or a loved one has a DWI charge in the Larchmont Justice Court call
our office today for a
free consultation. We can start representation at any stage of the case and aggressively
defend the charges.
DWI charges are very serious and require a skilled attorney familiar with
the process in the Larchmont Court and in Westchester County. Our Westchester
County DWI lawyers are
former Westchester County Prosecutors and are very familiar with the District Attorney's policies and the
procedures in the Larchmont Court.
Call today to discuss your case. (914) 946-4808