Suffolk County DWI Attorneys
Protecting Your Driving Privileges After a DWI in New York
Safeguarding Your Rights After a DWI in Suffolk County
A DWI conviction will have serious and negative consequences, and if you are facing DWI charges you need to speak with an experienced Suffolk County DWI attorney as soon as possible. New York DWI law has tough penalties and the way a DWI case is tried can be incredibly complex and confusing. The Suffolk County DWI lawyers of Grunwald & Seman, P.C. have over 50 years of trial experience and are dedicated to defending those who have been charged with DWI. With a background in criminal prosecution, these attorneys thoroughly understand the process of criminal trials, and know how to aggressively defend the accused in court while zealously protecting their rights.
- Your legal options will be explored to help you make an informed decision
- Prompt return of phone calls
- Aggressive and thorough defense and focus on your immediate needs and long-term interests
- Tactical and experienced attorneys who are former prosecutors
Discuss your specific case with a skilled DWI defense attorney at Grunwald & Seman, P.C. today during a free initial consultation. Schedule your free consultation by calling (516) 858-4880 or fill out the consultation form found on this page.
A DWI conviction will stay on your criminal record permanently and can continue to negatively impact your life for years. The consequences are not limited to criminal prosecution and possible jail time. You may lose your vehicle, your driving privileges, and your freedom can be severely restricted. Your auto insurance premiums can increase as much as 35% and many people lose their insurance altogether. DWI convictions have very serious consequences, which is why drunk driving charges need to be handled by a professional who will fight to get you the best possible outcome for your case.
Grunwald & Seman, P.C. handle all kinds of drunk driving cases, including:
- New York DWI
- New York DWAI
- Underage drunk driving
- Aggravated DWI
- Multiple DWI Offenses
New York DWI and DWAI
New York has two different drunk driving offenses, and they are DWI and DWAI. Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is the more serious offense, and can be charged when a motorist has a blood alcohol content (BAC) above .08%. A DWAI is the lesser offense of Driving While Ability Impaired, and can be charged if your BAC is between 0.05-0.079%.
There are other drunk driving offenses including DWAI Drugs, Aggravated DWI, DWI by Chemical Test Refusal, and Underage DWI. These offenses can be penalized with jail time for misdemeanor offenses and prison time for felony offenses. You can be ordered to go on court-supervised probation, mandatory drug/alcohol treatment, and you are subject to large fines and court surcharges. Additionally, many people lose their driving privileges for a certain period of time, and may be required to install an ignition interlock device on their vehicle in order to start their car.
Any drunk driving offense, even misdemeanor DWAI, can be punishable with jail time and hundreds of dollars in fines. Avoid the severest penalties by speaking with an experienced and knowledgeable DWI attorney at Grunwald & Seman, P.C. immediately. Accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, you do not have to wait a minute longer to plan your defense against DWI today!
About Grunwald & Seman, P.C.
Grunwald & Seman, P.C. have been practicing criminal defense since 1988. The firm is largely focused on DWI/DUI. Both attorneys have served as criminal prosecutors, and have a proven record for obtaining the best possible results on the behalf of their clients.
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Attorney Karl C. Seman is an erudite and aggressive defense lawyer with over 25 years of active experience in criminal and DWI litigation. He was a Felony Trial Assistant District Attorney and this background specifically benefits his clients as he defends them in court against the crimes they are accused of.
His case load remains varied and involved, allowing him to stay up-to-date with changes in law and sharp in the courtroom. He has written articles for the benefit of other attorneys and has also lectured on the complexities of defending DWI charges. He is well-versed in scientific procedures of the chemical testing for breath and blood analyses. Karl Seman has published multiple works focusing on the topic of DWI and its legal proceedings. Suffolk County DWI attorney Karl Seman has mentored less experienced attorneys and will routinely take difficult cases such as vehicular manslaughter and DWI fatality cases.
Milton Grunwald has over 25 years of experience practicing law and has tried many types of criminal cases. He won the Sporacio Trial Competition as the best advocate while at St. John’s University. He was a prosecutor and worked in felony screening and in the Grand Jury. Milton Grunwald has handled many drunk driving cases and has mastered the issues involved in these complex cases, which includes becoming proficient in reviewing the logs of breathalyzers and other equipment, field sobriety tests, and understanding the impact that controlled substances have on motorists. Milton Grunwald’s professional work in criminal law has shaped him to be well-versed in the proceedings of New York courts, and since he has tried many different types of cases he has developed impressive negotiation and defense skills that can only come from such varied experience.
If you have been arrested for DWI in Suffolk County, call Grunwald & Seman, P.C. as soon as possible. Call (516) 858-4880 or call the emergency call line day or night to begin fight your DWI charges.