Protecting Your Driving Privileges after a DWI in Carmel
Safeguarding Your Rights After a DWI in Westchester County
If you have been arrested for drunk driving in New York, call Westchester County DWI attorney Keith R. Murphy right away for help defending your rights in court and to protect your driving privileges. The Law Office of Keith R. Murphy protects the rights of his clients and fights for a reduction of dismissal of DWI charges in New York. A New York DWI can affect the rest of your life, and it is best to fight these charges with an experienced and knowledgeable Westchester DWI attorney such as Keith Murphy. To schedule a free, no obligation consultation right away, call (914) 930-6151, or fill out the on-line form to the left.
- Long-term experience in New York DWI defense
- Attorney Keith Murphy focuses on legal excellence when fighting DWI cases
- Professional and experienced DWI attorney with proven track-record
- Protect your rights and fight your DWI charges with an experienced DWI attorney
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If convicted of DWI in New York, your driver’s license could be suspended, making it difficult to get to work, school or the store. You could lose your auto insurance or see your premiums go up significantly. You will be required to pay court fees and fines. You could even lose your job.
The consequences of a New York DUI or DWI are far more reaching than you may have imagined. Because it is considered a criminal act, a single offense for DWI in Westchester County could follow you the rest of your life.
Drinking to the point of intoxication and then driving is never acceptable, but some times good people make mistakes. Westchester County DWI lawyer Keith Murphy believes that everyone is innocent until proven guilty and everyone is entitled to qualified, professional legal representation. The role of an attorney is to ensure that you receive a fair hearing, your voice is properly heard in court and that your rights are protected.
While each case is different, Attorney Keith Murphy will fight for the best possible resolution, which could include case dismissal, the reduction of charges or trial acquittal.
Call for a Free DWI Consultation
White Plains DWI Attorney Keith Murphy will review the specifics of your arrest and the charges filed against you during a free initial consultation. To learn more about your case and your legal options, schedule a meeting by filling out the on-line form to the left or calling (914) 930-6151. The meeting is free and there is no further obligation, so act now.
Driver’s License Suspension
After arrest for driving under the influence in Westchester County the Department of Motor Vehicles will take action to suspend your driving privileges. This action is separate from the criminal case that is resolved in the courts. The DMV is the only agency that can suspend and restore your license. The court could decide not to pursue your criminal case and you could still lose your driver’s license.
Depending on the details of your case, your license could be automatically suspended just ten days after the date of an arrest for DWI in New York. You have the right to petition the DMV for a refusal hearing and try to keep your driving privileges. You must, however, make such a request in time or your right to appeal will be waived.
Westchester County DWI lawyer Keith Murphy offers complete drunk driving defense, including help scheduling a DMV hearing on your behalf and representing you. Not only could this help you save your license, it gives Attorney Keith Murphy a chance to determine the strength of the prosecution’s argument.
Time is very limited, so you must act now. To see if your license can be saved, contact White Plains DWI lawyer Keith Murphy for a free consultation.
Penalties for New York DWI
If you are found guilty of drunk driving in Westchester County, New York you could be fined, sentenced to jail, lose your license and be required to undergo an alcohol assessment. The DMV will levy a Driver’s Responsibility Assessment for three consecutive years for the privilege of renewing your driver’s license.
The severity of the penalties for DWI in New York escalate if you have any prior alcohol related traffic offenses on your driving record, caused an accident with injury and had an elevated blood alcohol content. Motorists registering a BAC of .18% or higher are charged with Aggravated DWI in New York.
A conviction for DWI in Westchester County would also result in a permanent criminal arrest record. This information would be available to anyone performing a routine background check, including employers and credit rating services. Such a mark could keep you from qualifying for a mortgage, opening a credit account or securing a job. Canada is more actively enforcing its long-standing policy of denying entry to those with a criminal history. Since Canada considers all drunk driving offenses to be felonies, this especially includes New York DWI offenses.
You need to try to keep your record clean. For more information on your case and your legal situation, contact Westchester County DWI attorney Keith Murphy.
DUI, DWI and DWAI Offenses
The primary, and most severe, drunk driving offense in New York is DWI, with a common alternate acronym of DUI. New York DUI/DWI law also establishes a lesser alcohol related traffic offense called DWAI, or driving while ability impaired.
A DWAI is typically charged when a motorist has a blood alcohol content below .08% but a law enforcement officer still suspects impairment from alcohol or drugs. While a DWAI is technically a traffic offense, it can result in penalties similar to a DWI.
For help determining the nature of your offense and the potential consequences, call now and schedule a free consultation with Westchester County DWI lawyer Keith Murphy.
About Westchester County DWI Attorney Keith R. Murphy
The Law Office of Keith R. Murphy is a criminal defense law firm. It provides cost-effective and practical legal solutions to those accused of DUI, DWI, DWAI and other alcohol related traffic offenses. Associate Attorney Keith Murphy and the team of lawyers at the law firm have successfully handled hundreds of New York DWI cases.
Ossining DWI lawyer Keith Murphy earned a degree from Skidmore College and graduated cum laude from Quinnipiac University School of Law in Hamden, Connecticut.
New York Attorney Keith Murphy is admitted to the New York State Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association, and is permitted to practice law in all state courts.
Following an arrest for suspicion of DWI in Westchester County, you need to act quickly. The outcome of your case and the status of your driver’s license could be affected if you do not. Hiring Westchester County DWI attorney Keith Murphy can help you get the best possible result. To schedule a free, no obligation consultation, call (914) 930-6151, or fill out the on-line form to the left.
Actual Former DWI Clients
of Keith Murphy.
I am so very grateful to Keith for being such a diligent and caring attorney and getting me through one of the toughest times in my life. I hired him after hearing great recommendations about him, which I found out were nothing but true. He helped me out with a DWI that I had been arrested for which could have had detrimental and terrible affects on my life. Thankfully, Keith did not let this happen, and made sure that I was able to get my charges lessened, so it wouldn't have negative impacts on me for the rest of my life. Unlike a lot of other lawyers, Keith really cares about his clients and this was made present in my case. I would highly recommend Keith to anyone looking for an attorney to represent them. He is a great lawyer and a really kind and hardworking man, whom I am so thankful for having been recommended to. - Former DWI Client
Words cannot express how greatful I was to have had him as a lawyer. He was compassionate non judgemental he was there through everything and explain to me the process what was going to happen if convicted wit DWI.Luckly he convince judge to DWI this whole experience was scary but he made it much easier for me. I thank him for everything he has done.By far the best lawyer ...thank you Keith Murphy. - Former DWI Client
Last December, I was arrested in Putnam County, NY. I made a mistake and drove a motor vehicle when I should not have done so. I was ready to accept whatever the law had in store for me. I was in the wrong but I decided having an attorney guide me through the process would be to my benefit. I found Keith through a google search the next day. He answered my first call and he calmly assured me that I would get through my ordeal. He laid out a plan and assured me that if I did what he suggested that I would emerge in the best position possible given the circumstances. He answered all my questions and concerns by responding promptly to emails and phone calls. He personally showed up at my arraignment and trial. He was a total professional who seemed to know everyone in the court. He arranged a plea deal where I received the best possible outcome. Keith R. Murphy is an excellent attorney.
Keith was a godsend during a very difficult and traumatic experience for me when I was arrested for DWI earlier this Summer-my first arrest. He was incredibly responsive, returning my call over a weekend and arranging to meet me the following Monday. While he made no promises on the outcome of my case, he instilled a sense of confidence in me that, if anyone were capable of reducing my charge, it would be Keith. Never having been exposed to a situation like this before, he carefully and compassionately laid out the process that would unfold over the ensuing months. He was responsive in preparation of every court appearance and, as I discovered during my final court appearance, engaged in numerous conversations with the DA over the course of the engagement, ultimately leading to my charge being reduced to a misdemeanor as a first time offender. If you encounter the misfortune and emotional anxiety of having to deal with a DWI charge, you will not find a more knowledgable, compassionate, buttoned-attorney than Keith Murphy. I thank God I made the right call and learned from my transgression.
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