Experienced DWI Defense Attorneys Serving the Saratoga, NY Area
The people of Saratoga and Saratoga Springs, NY are lucky enough to live in a great area of the state of New York. Frequently ranked as one of the Top Ten Best Places to Live in New York, the area has so much to offer its residents and visitors, including a boom of residential and retail hotspots and, of course, the famous thoroughbred Saratoga Race Course. Moreover, the region is home to many golf courses, spas, restaurants, and tourist attractions. While several local and national businesses employ many residents of Saratoga and Saratoga Springs, many other residents commute to Albany on a daily basis for work.
Between the fun and boisterous atmosphere of the Saratoga area and the distance that people must drive to get around, it is not surprising that many DUI/DWI arrests happen in the area each year. Unfortunately, one lapse in judgment can lead to disastrous results. Therefore, it is critical that if you have been arrested for and charged with DUI/DWI in Saratoga or Saratoga Springs, you contact a reputable, experienced Saratoga DWI Defense attorney to handle your case. Here at E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, we are more than just reputable and experienced; we are committed and dedicated to fiercely defending the legal rights of our clients.
A single mistake does not have to ruin your life.
Everyone makes mistakes; unfortunately, many of us make the same mistake more than once. If left in the wrong hands, your mistake and your case can lead to life-altering consequences that may negatively affect you and your family both now and in the future. Because you have so much riding on the resolution of your Saratoga or Saratoga Springs DWI case, it is crucial that you take the matter seriously and place upon it the importance it deserves.
Maybe more so than in any other area of law, experience matters in criminal defense cases, particularly with respect to Saratoga and Saratoga Springs DWI cases. The law firm of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy has more than one hundred years of experience in the practice of law, and has represented thousands of clients in Saratoga and Saratoga Springs DWI matters. Our attorneys and legal team have a good rapport with the prosecutors, administrative agencies, law enforcement, and courts of Saratoga and Saratoga Springs. Our reputation and experience allow us to negotiate many reasonable plea deals with prosecutors. And, while each case is unique and presents its own set of challenges, our attorneys know how to negotiate and if necessary, take your case to trial.
New York State is not a good place to drink and drive.
While it is not good to drink and drive in any state, New York State is particularly punishing on drunk drivers as it has some of the strictest drunk driving laws in the U.S. If you do find yourself in a situation where you have been arrested for and charged with DWI in Saratoga or Saratoga Springs, you can expect some tough consequences. That is why it is critically important to hire a DWI defense attorney who can navigate the complex legal system and effectively work with the prosecution.
What can I expect if I receive a DWI conviction?
In addition to stress, panic, and feelings of regret and remorse, you will face many possible tangible consequences once you receive a DWI conviction. The possibilities may include one or more of the following:
- Monetary fines and penalties
- Court suspension or revocation of driver’s license
- Possible loss of license for months years
- Possible prison time
- Increase in car insurance rates (sometimes as much as a 400 percent hike, for at least a few years)
- Loss of job
- Difficulty in obtaining a job, housing, and other opportunities
- Community service
- Alcohol awareness courses
- Alcohol rehabilitation counseling
- Attendance of a Victim Impact Panel
- Installation of an ignition interlock device in every motor vehicle that you own
- Loss of certain security clearances
- Certain travel restrictions
- Negative effects on immigration status and applications for citizenship
- Destroyed reputation and standing in the community
And, keep in mind that many of these penalties are mandatory – meaning that prosecutors and the courts must impose them in certain circumstances.
Yet, all hope is not lost. In fact, there is reason to remain optimistic. The Saratoga DWI defense attorneys at E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy have the experience and skills to help clients resolve their charges in a number of ways:
- Negotiate a plea deal
- Litigate your case at trial
- Ensure all proper documents are filed with the appropriate courts and administrative agencies
- Assist with registration of required courses and treatment programs
We have served thousands of clients convicted with DWI charges in Saratoga and Saratoga Springs. Contact us today and schedule a free meeting with one of our experienced DWI defense attorneys, either by phone or a confidential in-person meeting at one of our four convenient office locations. Our attorneys are also able to schedule a meeting at the jail, police station, and/or courthouse, if needed.