Choosing to imbibe alcohol, then get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle is usually not a good decision. Depending on one's blood alcohol content, it could also be against the law. Drunk driving continues to be problematic in New York and other states.
Regardless of the events leading up to a drunk driving arrest, a person accused is entitled to present a strong defense in court. Chances of obtaining a positive income are typically increased when one acts alongside experienced legal representation. One of the first things a criminal defense attorney can do is investigate the process of an arrest to determine whether any personal rights of the defendant were violated.
Law enforcement agents are bound to adhere to strict protocol and regulations governing search and seizure, as well as the booking process. If an attorney determines that an officer did something outside the scope of his authority, a portion or all of the state's proffered evidence against a client can be challenged in court. This may lead to a reduction or dismissal of charges.
The Law Offices of Joseph J. Tock are dedicated to serving those who are accused of drunk driving in New York. Although, it is not always possible to avoid penalties if convicted, we are committed to helping you minimize the potential negative impact a drunk driving conviction may have on your future. Through sound legal counsel and aggressive defense, we are prepared to help you fight against impending charges to obtain as positive an outcome as possible.