Yonkers DWI Defense Lawyers
Experienced Defense from Riebling, Proto & Sachs
The DWI defense attorneys of Riebling, Proto & Sachs, LLP are a local
neighbor firm that provides DWI and criminal clients with the individualized
service and personal attention they deserve. We understand that each
DWI case is unique and each client has individual needs that must be addressed
in order to defend their case.
more than 65 years of combined criminal and DWI defense experience, Stephen Riebling, Andrew Proto and David Sachs have been helping clients
charged with DWI defend their rights and protect their interest in the
Yonkers Criminal Court. In fact, we have even authored a National Bestselling
book on the subject!
When faced with the considerable challenges of being charged with DWI in
Yonkers, NY and the potential penalties that those criminal charges carry,
you need an attorney who will aggressively advocate for the protection
of your rights and who will be compassionate towards your situation. This
is exactly what the DWI defense attorneys of Riebling, Proto & Sachs,
All initial consultations are free and flexible appointments are available.
Contact us today!
DWI Laws, Procedures & Penalties
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is illegal in all 50 states.
Laws and penalties vary from state to state. In New York, DWI (Driving
While Intoxicated) is an alcohol related criminal offense and DWAI Drugs
(Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs) is a drug related offense.
When stopped by the police, a person suspected of operating a motor vehicle
impaired may initially be subjected to a field sobriety test (FST). These
are a series of quick tests for the driver which is used preliminarily
to determine whether or not they are intoxicated.
The police officer may ask the individual to follow a pen with their eyes,
recite the alphabet, tip their head back and touch their nose, or walk
in a straight line heal to toe. These tasks are difficult to perform for
an individual who is intoxicated or impaired.
Understanding Breathalyzer Tests
If the police officer suspects a person is intoxicated after performing
a field sobriety test he may subject the driver to a Breathalyzer test
on the scene or he may escort the individual to the police station for
a blood or urine test to determine the percentage of alcohol in their
system. In New York any person over the age of 21 with a Blood Alcohol
Concentration of .08% or higher may be charged with DWI. For drivers under
21 years of age, New York has adopted a zero tolerance policy which prohibits
such drivers from having any amount of alcohol in their system.
The consequences of drunk driving in Yonkers, NY are quite severe and can
include jail, probation, fines and surcharges, a license suspension/revocation,
an interlock ignition device (IID), drug or alcohol treatment, and the
completion of programs with DMV.
Hiring an Experienced Yonkers DWI Defense Lawyer Matters
penalties for DWI in New York are so severe and may vary depending on a number of factors,
it's important to have a proven DWI lawyer in Yonkers to explain these
variations, which include:
- Harsher punishments for those arrested with BAC limits over .08
- Special laws for underage drivers arrested for DWI
- Possible plea bargain offers
- Overlapping jurisdiction of Courts and your state's department of motor
vehicles to suspend or revoke your license
- Hardship licenses and conditional license programs that allow you to use
your vehicle to get to and from work/school
- Penalties if there is an accident involved
- Harsher punishments if there are children in the car at the time of the
arrest (New York's Leandra's Law)
You Need a Yonkers DWI Lawyer If:
- This is your first DWI arrest in Yonkers, NY.
- You have been arrested for misdemeanor or felony DWI or DWAI Drugs.
- You've been arrested for a second DWI (in New York or another state).
- You were arrested in Yonkers with a BAC limit more than twice the legal
limit (Aggravated DWI) as harsher penalties may apply.
- Your Yonkers DWI arrest was the result of an accident where there was property
damage or if an injury or death occurred.
- You are a professional driver whose livelihood depends on keeping your license.
- You are in a profession (or plan to be) that requires bonding/licensing
in which any criminal conviction might prevent you from getting or keeping
a professional license.
Contact Riebling, Proto & Sachs, LLP and have an experienced and proven
Yonkers DWI defense attorney protect your rights.
Call us at (914) 840-5104 for a free consultation.