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Challenging Your DUI

Long Island DUI Lawyer

Should I Fight My DUI Charge?

When you have been accused of a crime, it is time to get tough. You can not afford to plead guilty and accept the consequences. You need to take advantage of every law, regulation, and legal theory available to you. At (888) DUI-Lawyer, we believe the key ingredients to a successful defense strategy are experience, creativity, and a client-centered approach.


There is truly no substitute for experience. New York’s DUI laws have become increasingly more severe in recent years. Police are ramping up enforcement efforts throughout Long Island and all of NYC. Just this past Memorial Day, dozens were arrested within the first few hours of the day. Police use checkpoints and all sorts of high tech methods of enforcement. So, when you are arrested, you are up against a wall of police, prosecutors, and judges, all of whom want nothing more than to see you sentenced to the full extent of the law.

But wait! Do not forget that you have rights. You have the right to an attorney. You have the right to not talk to the police or prosecutors. And you have a right to make the government work hard for the conviction. With a skilled and experienced attorney at your side, you work to level the playing field and keep things fair.


Many people mistakenly believe that drunk driving defense attorneys are all about “getting criminals off the hook.” This is just plain wrong, and it underscores a serious misunderstanding of how the justice system works. A knowledgeable DUI lawyer is not trying to help you get away with things. Instead, the goal is to make sure the government does not abuse its power by violating the rights of citizens like you.

A creative DUI lawyer can look for ways to leverage the realities of the case in order to convince the prosecutor to agree to a plea agreement that works for you. Or, if the prosecutor refuses, your attorney can fight your charges by defending you at trial. Strategies can include:

  • Arguing the police had no probable cause for the stop
  • Showing the breathalyzer tests were faulty
  • Showing that a field sobriety test was administered improperly
  • Looking for ways the police violated your Miranda rights
  • Revealing problems with evidence handling

Successful DUI attorneys know that if you can chip away at the evidence and show the prosecutors that their case is thin, you have a good chance of working out a deal.

Client-Centered Approach

We know that everything we do is for our clients. You are the one facing the criminal charge. You are the one facing thousands in fines and increased insurance costs. You are the one whose family may be terrified about you losing your license or your job. We try our best to put you first and make sure you know your rights. An informed and educated client who participates in his or her own defense is often one of the best parts of a successful defense strategy.

Speak to a Long Island DUI Lawyer Today for Answers to All Your Questions

If you are worried and confused about your options and you do not know where to turn, count on (888) DUI-Lawyer to help you through this challenging time in your life. We will take your case seriously and fight to make sure your rights are protected.

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