Providing DWI Defense for Troy and all of New York
Troy, New York is an up-and-coming urban center – often referred to as the Brooklyn of Upstate New York. Local businesses thrive, as many of the city’s college students choose to remain in Troy post-graduation. In fact, locals acknowledge that Troy’s “demographic shift” to a boisterous, youthful population – this has much to do with the college-town atmosphere, coupled with the booming downtown.
In many instances, however, excited young adults do not always make the best decisions, particularly when it comes to having a few cold ones before driving home. And, driving while intoxicated (even just a little bit) is not limited to the college kids and young professionals of Troy. Anyone, even the most responsible adult around, might make a mistake and get behind the wheel after one (or more) too many. Unfortunately, these errors in judgment may have drastic consequences. Drunk drivers can seriously hurt or kill themselves, as well as innocent bystanders. Additionally, getting arrested and charged with DWI in Troy can negatively affect careers, financial situations, and even personal freedom.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for DWI, it is crucial that you contact a reputable, highly experienced Troy DWI defense attorney as soon as possible. It cannot be stressed enough as to how much rides on the outcome of a DWI case – so much so, in fact, that you simply must not leave it to chance. Hiring competent legal representation in your DWI case may be one of the most important choices you can make in life.
New York State is tough on drunk drivers.
New York State has some of the toughest drunk driving laws in the country. Needless to say, if you find yourself facing one or more criminal charges stemming from a DWI incident, you can expect the prosecution to take a hard-nosed approach during negotiations and/or at trial.
Penalties, fines, and more penalties.
A DWI conviction in New York can result in one (or several) of the following penalties:
- Loss of license (possibly for several years)
- Points on your license
- Monetary fines and court fees
- Required alcohol awareness classes and counseling
- Drastically increased auto insurance rates (possibly for many years)
- Installation of an interlock device in your vehicle
- Jail time
- Loss of career if your job is conditioned upon maintaining a “clean” criminal record (e.g., teachers, government workers, and commercial drivers – just to name a few)
- Loss of security clearance
- Negative effects on immigration and/or citizenship eligibility
- Negative effects on possible employment, volunteer, and housing opportunities
The importance of an experienced Troy DWI defense attorney.
As you can see, the results of a DWI offense can be severe and life-changing. You do not want to place such a serious matter in the hands of an inexperienced attorney. The more experienced and reputable your attorney is in defending DWI cases, the better chance you have in obtaining better results. Our Troy DWI defense attorneys routinely work with prosecutors, law enforcement, and the courts in order to help clients obtain the best possible resolution of difficult situations.
At E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, we understand that each case is unique and presents its own set of facts and circumstances. We also recognize that your case is extremely important to you and may be the most serious thing going on in your life. Our experienced Troy DWI defense attorneys and legal team pledge to work tirelessly on your behalf so as to resolve your case in a timely manner.
If you have been charged with a DWI, we represent you at all resulting criminal proceedings and administrative hearings. We file the necessary paperwork, hire independent labs as necessary, and handle negotiations with prosecutors by using your specific goals to guide the process. And, if we cannot reach a reasonable, acceptable plea agreement, we will defend your rights aggressively in court. At the same time, we will always be honest with you regarding your case and the possible outcomes.
Contact us today and schedule a free meeting with one of our experienced Troy 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.