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Fighting DUI/DWI Charges in Nassau County

Experienced Long Island DWI lawyers working for you

Prosecutors and law enforcement officials do not often acknowledge it, but political pressure forces them to prosecute certain crimes more harshly and zealously than others. Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), called Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in many other jurisdictions, is just such a crime. Even the lesser offense of Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) can have serious and lasting effects, and recently cases involving Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) have received serious attention.

If you face charges following a DWI or DWAI arrest, you should expect the prosecution to come at you with everything they have. You and your attorneys must be prepared to fight back with the same.

Charges with which a Long Island DWI lawyer can help

Drunk driving charges carry very serious consequences. You could face:

  • Substantial fines
  • Jail time or probation
  • Loss of your license
  • Mandatory installation of an interlock device on your car
  • Higher insurance rates

However, there are several protocols that law enforcement must follow in order for DWI or DWAI charges to be valid. As with all crimes, the police must have probable cause or reasonable suspicion in order to stop you in the first place. They must follow the letter of the law in the execution and analysis of roadside intoxication tests. They must not violate your Constitutional rights at any point in the process.

The Long Island DWI lawyers at Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry PLLC understand these protocols, and how they can work for you in court.

Many ways to fight a drunk driving or drunk boating charge

There are certain tactics that a knowledgeable attorney can use to fight criminal DWI or DWAI charges.

  • Filing pretrial motions to suppress evidence against you, usually based on allegations of improper procedure when you were stopped
  • Challenging the evidence against you, such as questioning the maintenance of the machines used during your intoxication test
  • Using private services to retest the evidence against you
  • Using police records and photographs of the scene to prove that the environment or other factors may have impacted your field sobriety test

And these are just the tip of the iceberg. At Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry PLLC, our Long Island DWI lawyers possess decades of combined experience strategizing and executing solid, ethical DWI and DWAI defenses. Let us begin tailoring your defense today.

Long Island DWI and DUI attorneys working on your behalf

At Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry PLLC, every one of our lawyers uses his or her experience as a former prosecutor to defend clients against a broad range of criminal charges throughout metro New York, including DWI and DWAI. Contact us today online or at 516-294-0300. You can reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


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