Over 4 Decades

of Legal Experience




Over 4 Decades

of Legal Experience





Over 4 Decades

of Legal Experience



Drunk Driving — DWI or DUI

NY Criminal Defense Attorney

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is both a social and legal problem. Most people accused of drunk driving are hardworking, tax-paying citizens and generally have no other involvement with the law. Unfortunately, drunk drivers kill more people than all the murderers and robbers in the state combined. As a result, the courts face the ongoing dilemma of addressing drunk driving, and do not often recognize the otherwise non-criminal lives of the people involved.

Defending Drunk Driving Charges

To defend DWI charges, your attorney will consider a number of factors to determine whether he recommends a plea bargain or decides to prepare for trial. At the law offices of Rudolph F.X. Migliore, P.C. in Commack, NY, our attorneys handle all cases concerning New York State Vehicle & Traffic Law. Article 31 specifically deals with alcohol and drug-related offenses.


When an Attorney Anticipates a Plea Bargain, He Weights Various Aspects of the Incident

  • Breathalyzer reading, if applicable
  • Defendant’s prior driving record
  • Circumstances involved in the arrest
  • Results of a certified OASIS counselor’s alcohol evaluation

If Your attorney Expects to Go to Trial, Circumstances that Come into Play Include:

  • Breathalyzer reading, if applicable
  • Observations of a police officer
  • Witness statements and observations
  • Defendant statements
  • Time of day
  • An accident, if one occurred
  • When you are facing DWI charges, your attorney’s ability to develop a favorable background can have a direct impact on the outcome of your case

Offenses/Infractions May Include Any of the Following:

  • Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (VTL 1192)
  • Operating a motor vehicle after having consumed alcohol under the age of twenty-one per se (1192-a)
  • Sanctions (1193)
  • 1194 Arrest and testing
  • 1194-a Driving after having consumed alcohol; under twenty-one; procedure

Never Underestimate the Value of Remaining Silent

If you have been arrested or charged with drinking and driving, you have the right to speak with an attorney, before you speak to anyone. Any comments you make when the police stop you, during questioning or before a prosecutor could inadvertently lead to criminal DWI/DUI conviction. To protect your rights, it is crucial to consult with a DWI defense attorney as soon as possible.

As our client, you will receive the highest level of personal service, dedicated to achieving the best possible result in your DWI defense case. Our lawyers support you through every stage of your case, from your initial arrest to a resolution. We answer questions you and your loved ones may have concerning how to respond to police questioning, potential consequences and options for defense.

For more than 35 years, attorney Rudy Migliore has been committed to providing client focused legal services. You and your family will receive regular updates regarding the status of your case as it travels through the criminal justice system. You can rely on our help to get your life back on track following a drunk driving arrest.

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