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Selecting a Westchester County DWI Lawyer
DWI in New York State is a very serious criminal charge. It is a complex
area of the law that is always changing with new laws, DMV administrative
rules, driver's license suspension, fines, state surcharges and other
penalties. A DWI charge can also impact personal employment and automobile
You must hire a top DWI lawyer to help you through this process, answer
your questions and provide an aggressive defense.
Many lawyers claim to have special relationships with the police, DA or
Judge and that they can do something special behind the scenes to "get
you off". Beware of sales pitches!
What you need is a DWI lawyer that is knowledgeable, compassionate and
experienced. Unfortunately, due to the poor economy many lawyers have
transferred into DWI law lacking the knowledge and experience to handle
a DWI charge but if you follow the below suggestions you will find the
best DWI lawyer for you and your case.
What to look for in a DWI lawyer?
When you first speak to the lawyer do they take the time to discuss your
case? You can tell a lot about a DWI lawyer as a professional and a person
if they just take time to discuss your case even before you hire the lawyer.
Is the lawyer passionate about your case?
You want a lawyer who will do everything in their power to aggressively
defend your DWI charge. If you think that the lawyer considers you just
a number is just "going through the motions to close your case".
You should pause and rethink your legal defense.
Hire a Law Firm or a Solo Practitioner?
A solo practitioner can easily run into problems if the solo lawyer is
sick, has an emergency, goes on vacation or is consumed with a trial or
other legal matters. By contrast, at a law firm there are multiple lawyers
available to answer your questions, analyze your case from different legal
perspectives and law firms have greater resources to assist in the defense
of your case.
What do DWI lawyers charge?
The fee to defend a DWI charge depends on the complexity of the case and
most lawyers charge a flat rate for their services.
Understand that the cheapest lawyer is not always the best lawyer. You
may be able to find a lawyer to take your case for $1,000.00 but you would
most likely have to give up quality legal representation. Above all the
fee should be reasonable.
Determining legal fees can be complex but your agreement with your lawyer
regarding the fee should not. The lawyer should clearly explain the fees
and you should always walk away with a written agreement.
Is your lawyer experienced in DWI law?
Ask your lawyer how long they have been practicing DWI law, what they do
to stay current on the law and what is their success rate. You lawyer
should also be experienced with the local courts and be familiar with
the local prosecutors and judges.
Importantly and often over overlooked is how experienced your attorney
is in dealing with the collateral consequences of a DWI arrest and conviction.
For example, how an arrest or conviction will impact a professional license
such as a teacher's license or financial license (ie. Series 7 or
What's the bottom Line?
When choosing a DWI lawyer trust your gut instincts!
Riebling, Proto & Sachs, LLP – Westchester County, White Plains
At Riebling, Proto & Sachs we are a team of lawyers and always take
the time to discuss your case to make sure you understand the process
and your options. We always offer quality legal advice based upon a sound
We have over 65 years of combined legal experience and are former prosecutors
in Westchester County and New York City. Our goal is to aggressively protect
your rights including your driver's license and other professional licenses.
We understand that a DWI arrest is a difficult and potentially embarrassing
time and we want to resolve your matter in your favor quickly.
If you or a loved one is has been arrested for any DWI charge call the
law offices of Riebling, Proto & Sachs, LLP for a free consultation.
Our main offices are located in Westchester County, White Plains
We will always be available to answer your questions and meet with you.
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