Whether you need an attorney for moving violations, many of which now carry serious driving consequences or representation for a vehicular criminal matter, Mr. London brings a wealth of experience, training, and knowledge to your case and the courtroom. We have handled hundreds of alcohol/drug driving related cases, including misdemeanor and felony cases involving accidents with property damage, physical injury, and death. Mr. London has an impeccable win record.
Cary London DWI Lawyers serving:
New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island), Long Island (Nassau County, Suffolk County, The Hamptons), Westchester County, and Rockland County.
The most common cases in this area include charges of:
- Driving While Intoxicated – DWI (based on breath, blood, or urine test or refusal cases)/Driving While Impaired – DWAI
- Driving While Intoxicated by Drugs (based on blood, urine or a refusal)
- Leandra’s Law cases – Cases involving an allegation of DWI with a young child in the vehicle
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident Causing Property Damage, Injury or Death
Aggravated Unlicensed Operation
- Vehicular Homicide, Vehicular Manslaughter, and Vehicular Assault
- Reckless Driving
- Other VTL offenses are typically charged unless there was an accident or a police checkpoint
Proven Experience DWI Lawyers.
- Most lawyers see the breath test number to be an impediment to victory, however, Mr. London has understands the science behind the breath test machine so he can educate the judge and jury about its potentially unreliable results. The law prohibits a person from operating a motor vehicle based on an over the limit blood alcohol content, however, most cases involve only a breath test which the prosecution attempts to use as evidence of a motorist’s blood alcohol content.
Often time an arrest occurs in the middle of the night and the motorist is brought to a local police station or hospital for testing and questioning. This is a critical time in a criminal case and will often guide much of the strategy once an arrest is made. Often times motorists are given various instructions by the police requiring decisions to be made which can have a great impact on driver licenses, and ultimately the criminal case. Mr. London is available 24/7, 365 days a year for immediate phone consultations to assure you make the right decisions early on in the criminal case.
In cases where an arrest is not made right away, the local prosecutor may reach out to the motorist as part of an ongoing investigation. This is usually the case when an injury or death is suffered by another motorist, bicyclist or pedestrian. Often times, the instinct is to cooperate with the prosecutor especially if a person has nothing to hide. However, this, like the pre-arrest time is a critical point in a criminal investigation. Often people do not realize that prosecutors, no matter how well-intentioned, are investigating with an “eye towards prosecution” and are not simply seeking to find out what happened. If you are contacted by a prosecutor or police investigator seeking information or to gain access to medical records, you need to contact Cary London Law immediately to be sure your rights are protected.
In cases where a motorist has refused a chemical test, a separate civil proceeding is brought by the Department of Motor Vehicles in an effort to revoke the motorist’s license. This proceeding is typically scheduled within 15 days of the criminal court arraignment. Having competent and qualified representation at this hearing can have great impacts on the motorist’s license and the criminal case. In some counties, the motorist is not properly notified of such hearing and the absence of the motorist or an attorney can result in a default with an imposed 1-year revocation penalty being imposed. Mr. London has experience handling refusal hearings at the DMV.
Like many other criminal cases, driving offenses often involve the suspension of a motorist’s driver license during the pendency of the criminal case or as a potential sentence based on a plea of guilty or a conviction. In some cases, these suspensions can be avoided or reduced significantly to minimize the impact and consequence to the motorist.
In cases where a vehicle, a home, or property such as cash is involved in a criminal matter, prosecutors and the police will try to forfeit or take those assets to benefit other investigations and policing efforts. These forfeitures can be temporary or permanent depending on the intent of the forfeiting agency. In all cases where property is withheld by another, timely and informed legal action is necessary in order to protect the owner’s rights. This is the case whether the property is under a lease, financing, mortgage or the property belongs to another person.
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