New York State DWI Lawyer
New York is very strict about DWI charges. If you have been charged with a DWI in New York, contact Anelli Xavier today for a free consultation: 1-877-418-0075, or email us right now.
A Critical Decision
There are many reasons why obtaining the services of a seasoned DWI defense team immediately after your DWI arrest. First, while the vast majority of DWI charges in New York are misdemeanors (meaning they are a criminal charge that has a maximum punishment of no more than a year in jail) or traffic infractions (limited jail time possible), these offenses are among the most politically charged in the New York Penal Law. Just the initials “DWI” stir the emotions of many people as much or more than murder and rape. Unlike in many other traffic or criminal offenses, citizens charged with DWI often feel like the courts, prosecutors, and juries consider them guilty until proven innocent. The organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) has led to the formation of a number of other groups with similar public awareness or political influence agendas relating directly to drinking and driving (S.A.D.D., R.A.D.D.).
DWI is also one of the most frequently litigated criminal offenses in the New York court system. Unlike most misdemeanors, due to political pressure, you may face possible jail sentences if you are convicted. Furthermore, a jail sentence may be in addition to substantial fines, lengthy periods of required community service, months or years reporting to a probation officer, loss or restriction of your driver’s license, and numerous other intrusions which may invade your privacy and your wallet. If your driver’s license is revoked, you will not be able to again drive until the State of New York (or another state) once more grants you this privilege. People with a DWI conviction on their record may have trouble obtaining a professional license (doctors, lawyers, nurses, accountants, financial “Series” licenses, etc.) or a security clearance which may prevent current or future employment. An alcohol related conviction could even potentially prevent you from traveling to other countries such as Canada.
A DWI stop and arrest has many important factors which are regularly appealed through the higher New York courts. The courts interpret what the words of each statute mean and the words in these opinions are sometimes debated. To stay knowledgeable with all of these changes and to give you the best chance at the best outcome for your particular case, you need an experienced DWI defense attorney and legal team who works within this area of law every day.
There are also DWI charges that rise to the level of being felonies (crimes with possible punishments of more than a year incarceration and significant fines). If you are now facing a new DWI charge after a prior conviction for a DWI within the past ten years, you may be confronting this harsh reality. Conviction of any felony may cause you to permanently lose your right to vote, to own a handgun, and to serve on a jury. Most importantly, a felony conviction could result in a prison sentence of up to several years.
Many prosecutors feel it is their duty to get drivers suspected of committing DWI offenses off of the streets even before guilt is proven beyond a reasonable doubt. In New York, the prosecutor generally cannot make a deal and drop all of the DWI charges against you, but a seasoned DWI defense attorney can secure the most advantageous outcome based on years of experience with situations just like yours.
The DUI Foundation is brought to you by Anelli Xavier, a New York DWI Defense Firm. If you have a New York DWI arrest, we invite you to contact Anelli Xavier today for a free consultation: 1-877-418-0075, including if you are in need of a Watertown DWI lawyer.
Anelli Xavier Recommendations
Steven Kellis, DUI / DWI Attorney in Philadelphia, PA
“I endorse this lawyer. Tom Anelli, DWI Guy, is one of the best DWI Lawyers in the country. His knowledge of DWI Law is very impressive and I highly recommend him to any perspective clients who were arrested in New York for DWI.”
James Ruane, DUI / DWI Attorney in Shelton, CT
“I have known Attorney Tom Anelli for a number of years and he is my NY State resource for all issues related to DUI. I wholeheartedly endorse his work – and would recommend him to any family member of my own that needed DUI representation in NY. I have seen, in person, the dedication he has to mastering the defenses he raises for his clients and know that anyone trusting their case to Anelli Xavier is in the best of hands.”
John Hunsucker, DUI / DWI Attorney in Oklahoma City, OK
“Tom is the go to DWI guy in New York! I have spent many hours discussing DWI defenses and tactics with Tom at various national DWI seminars over the last several years and continue to be amazed at the cutting edge approach Tom and his DWI team take to defend his clients. If I had a loved one facing DWI charges in New York, Tom is who I would hire.”
Darren Finebloom, DUI / DWI Attorney in Sarasota, FL
“I endorse this lawyer’s work. I have known Tom for many years. We have been to DUI seminars together and I have the utmost respect for the way he practices law and represents his clients. If you or a loved one has been arrested for DUI I highly recommend Tom he is an exceptional attorney.”
Mark Stevens, DUI / DWI Attorney in Salem, NH
“I endorse this lawyer’s work. Tom Anelli is at the top of the DWI and criminal defense field in New York state. Any prospective client would be wise to hire him.”
Michael Kessler, DUI / DWI Attorney in Fort Pierce, FL
“Tom Anelli is a superb DUI defense lawyer in New York. He is the one I turn to when I need help with NY law.”
Calvin Carroll, DUI / DWI Attorney in Charleston, SC
“Tom is an exceptional lawyer. His commitment to excellence in the defense of his clients is second to none. When you need the best New York DWI lawyer, Tom is the lawyer you need.”
Edward Ryan, DUI / DWI Attorney in Nashville, TN
“I endorse this lawyer’s work. Thomas is great lawyer and a person that I will call when I have questions pertaining to New York Law. If you need representation in the state of New York Thomas is the person to call.”
F. Powers, DUI / DWI Attorney in Charlotte, NC
“Top notch lawyer with a boatload of native ability. I recently attended a seminar with Tom. I’m impressed with his skill set, personable nature and overall presence. I’d trust him with a friend or family member’s case. For an attorney, that is the highest complement one can pay.”
David Benowitz, Criminal Defense Attorney in Washington, DC
“Tom is great at what he does. He is my go to Defense Attorney in NY.”
Seth Price, Personal Injury Lawyer in Washington, DC
“No one will work harder for your clients.”
Patrick Barone, DUI / DWI Attorney in Birmingham, MI
“Tom is a great DUI lawyer, with a national reputation and his law firm is one of the top in the entire state of New York. Tom and his Firm simply play at a whole different level, and most of all, they obtain the best possible results for their clients. If you are facing a drunk driving charge and results matter to you, then I highly recommend Tom’s firm.”