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Defending DUI/DWI Charges Throughout Long Island & New York City

Offices Conveniently Located in Nassau & Suffolk County

The Law Office of Gaitman & Russo understands that a DWI or DUI arrest is a life changing event. The circumstances surrounding the incident can leave you anxious, confused and worried about your future. Some questions will immediately come into your mind about potential jail or significant community service time, thousands of dollars in fines, the loss, revocation or limited use of your license and time off from work.

Our Long Island DWI attorneys know how you feel. We are here to provide compassionate legal assistance that can result in a greater chance of receiving minimized penalties.

Our firm handles all DWI/DUI arrests including:

  • First-time and repeat DWI

  • Driving while ability impaired by drugs or alcohol

  • Felony DWI

  • Vehicular manslaughter and vehicular homicide

With more than 50 years of combined experience, including time spent as prosecutors, we have a comprehensive understanding of all the intricacies of navigating through the New York State and County legal systems to represent your best interests. We have visited the court rooms you will have your hearing in thousands of times. We have worked closely with the judges, district attorneys, and clerks who hear DWI and DUI cases and intimately know how your case will flow through the system. We have offices in Nassau County and Suffolk County.

From the time of your arrest to the conclusion of the trial and final judgment, our legal team will take you step by step through the process for your best possible outcome. Call us today at (516) 588-7590 and schedule a free consultation.

New York DWI Laws

If your blood alcohol content (BAC) is at least .08 percent or you drive a vehicle while intoxicated by alcohol to a significant extent, you could be charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) in New York. However, if your BAC is more than .05 percent but less than .08, you could be charged with driving while ability impaired by alcohol (DWAI-alcohol).

Driving with a BAC of at least .18 percent can result in aggravated DWI charges. Furthermore, driving under the influence of a single drug can lead to a DWAI-drug charge.

The following are the penalties for a first-time drunk/drugged driving charge in New York:

  • DWI, DWAI-Drug, or DWAI-Combination (Alcohol & Drugs) – A misdemeanor that is punishable by a maximum jail term of one year, a fine no more than $1,000, and driver’s license revocation for at least six months.

  • DWAI-Alcohol – A misdemeanor that carries a jail sentence of up to 15 days, a maximum fine of $500, and a driver’s license suspension for up to 90 days.

  • Aggravated DWI – A misdemeanor that is punishable by a maximum jail term of one year, a fine not exceeding $2,500, and driver’s license revocation for at least one year.

Long Island DWI Defense Lawyers

Trust a law firm that will not give up until all aspects of your defense have been tested. Our Long Island DUI/DWI defense attorneys will offer you sound counsel, compassion for your situation and tenacious defense of your alleged crime.

For more information about our legal services, contact us today.
We have offices located in Nassau and Suffolk County.

Client Reviews

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  • “Jason Russo is an absolute professional and handled my case with 100% dedication. I never felt as if I was just a case file to him. I couldn't recommend this man more.”

    - James M.
  • “Mr. Steven Gaitman (AKA-SUPERMAN) is an artist in his field. He is a winner and a true Champ!! He keeps you thoroughly informed, explains all of your options, always responds quickly, and his rates are reasonable.”

    - Mike J.
  • “From the first day that I met with Jason Russo, I was confident he was going to do a great job. I would definitely recommend Jason.”

    - Raymond M.
  • “Long story short, in just 3 court sessions Mr. Gaitman got my husband's case reduced to no jail time with some court fines. Thank you Mr. Gaitman, we appreciate everything you did for us!”

    - Tiana D.
  • “He is truly attractive, knowledgeable, and has dealt with the criminal court system for many many years. Thank you!”

    - Manny D.

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