Steps You Need To Take After Your DWI

It is critical to be proactive after being arrested on suspicion of DWI (driving while intoxicated). Reducing the severity of the penalties you face and possible consequences such as increased insurance premiums, fines, jail time and license loss depends on the actions that you take before your first appearance in court.

At Getz & Braverman, P.C., we help our clients throughout New York City take the right steps to begin building their strongest possible defense against strict DWI charges. Based in the Bronx, two blocks from Yankee Stadium and across the street from the 161st Street courthouse area (Concourse Village), our offices are easily accessible by public transportation.

Our attorneys are responsive 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we offer free initial consultations. We are dedicated to our clients, and we will guide you through the steps you need to take after your DWI arrest in New York.

What Should You Do After A DWI Arrest?

  1. Cooperate with police officers. It is OK to decline taking field sobriety tests, but you should not decline the breath test or other chemical tests. Refusing to take a chemical test may result in an automatic license suspension, possible revocation and a fine of at least $500.
  2. Schedule a hearing at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) right away. This is your chance to defend your driving privileges, and one of our attorneys can represent you at this hearing. We will work to help you protect your license and obtain a conditional license if necessary.
  3. It might be wise to enroll in an alcohol or drug treatment program prior to your arraignment or first court date. If you take self-responsibility prior to your criminal trial, the prosecutor may reduce the charges and penalties you face.
  4. Protect your reputation, your job and your future! Call our office today for guidance throughout the DMV and criminal processes.

Attentive, Proactive DWI Representation Throughout New York City

Schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer at Getz & Braverman, P.C., today. Please call 718-618-5567 or toll free 877-419-3070, or email us to set up a meeting.

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