Under N.Y.S. law being charged with the use of alcohol or drugs while operating a motor vehicle is considered a very serious offense. The laws have dramatically changed over the last decade. We now have aggravated driving while intoxicated as well as Leandra's Law which imposes prison time for anyone driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol with a child the vehicle. It is imperative that you hire competent legal counsel immediately. Many things can be done to protect the defendant's interest, but are time sensitive. Generally, you will be assigned an attorney at your arraignment, however, these people do not specialize in defending and trying driving while intoxicated or driving while impaired matters. New York State has issued strict revocation laws upon conviction, including loss of your driving privilege for life. You must take these cases very seriously if you or a loved one are charged with this level of a crime. Mr. Young is a retired New York City Police Sergeant with 25 years of practice defending people against such charges. He knows the legal process from both sides and is amply qualified to represent your interests throughout criminal proceedings involving driving while intoxicated.
Consultations are free and you have nothing to lose by making an appointment and coming in and speaking with him or a member of his very qualified staff on a matter of this type. Below are links to the N.Y.S. Vehicle and Traffic Law for your review of any crimes of this nature charged against your or a loved one.