Our legal team has a proven track record of helping DWI / DUI clients save their jobs, keep their driver’s licenses, reduce charges and fines, and stay out of jail. The skilled attorneys at Ostrer & Associates know what it takes to successfully defend against DWI / DUI charges. We understand the technical science behind blood alcohol testing and routinely work with toxicologists, accident reconstruction specialists, and other experts to devise the best defensive strategies for our clients. The case below is one example of our successful representation.

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Orange County Client’s DWI Charges Reduced to a Violation

Our client was charged with Driving While Intoxicated under Vehicle and Traffic Law §1192.2 and 1192.3 in the town of Chester, New York. It was alleged that he had a blood alcohol content of 0.14% (almost double the legal limit) and that he had caused a property-damage motor vehicle accident. The maximum sentence our client could have received for these offenses was one year in Orange County Jail, a $1,000 fine and a $400 court surcharge. A conviction would also have resulted in the loss of his driver’s license for at least six months and his being required to install an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) on any vehicle he owned or operated for one year. In addition to these criminal sanctions, if our client was convicted, he would also have to pay a $750 administrative suspension fee to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.

DWI Reduced to DWAI Resulting in No Jail Time

Despite the high blood alcohol content, we were able to have the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and Court agree to reduce our client’s charges to Driving While Ability Impaired by Alcohol (§1192.1) – which is a violation and not a crime – and a parking ticket. This reduction allowed our client to avoid to possibility of jail time. His sentence was limited to fines and court costs and the use of a Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor device for three months.

Our lawyers explore every avenue of defense by thoroughly reviewing police reports, interviewing witnesses, and gathering key facts and evidence. We conduct a comprehensive analysis to ensure that your constitutional rights were not violated.

If you have been charged with a DWI or DUI offense, contact the experienced, skilled criminal defense attorneys of Ostrer & Associates, P.C. who will aggressively defend you.

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