New York Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) & Criminal Defense Lawyer
Breslin Law Group, PLLC
5 Clinton Square, Suite 4, Albany, NY 12207
We are a DWI defense law firm helping clients in Albany, Rensselaer, Greene, Schenectady, and Saratoga Counties, and across New York State. We are accessible, affordable, and dedicated attorneys with one goal: to get you the best result possible.
Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is one of the most common charges in Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady, and Saratoga Counties. DWI law is complicated, and constantly changes, and no two driving while intoxicated cases are identical.
While the police are usually trained to effectively and systematically make DWI arrests in New York, errors are still made. We analyze every piece of available information, from the probable cause for the traffic stop, to the procedures followed by the arresting officer, to the calibration, maintenance, and documentation of the Breathalyzer. When we discover an error or omission in the arrest or the documentation, we strive to leverage it in your favor, whether through hearings and trial, or DWI plea-bargaining.
Our analysis of your case begins with a comprehensive review of the charges, including the reason for the officer's stop, and the subsequent basis for ordering you to step out of your vehicle. We examine the field sobriety tests that were (or often are not) performed. We examine whether they were conducted in a manner consistent with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's training guidelines, and if they were not, bring their validity to the attention of the Court and prosecutor. We investigate whether the breathalyzer was properly calibrated, whether the chemical tests were performed in a timely fashion, and whether the officers correctly instructed you on the procedures. In essence, we inspect every aspect of the case against you in order to offer the most practical and educated advice possible. All of this requires your DWI attorney to be knowledgeable of the law and local practices that could significantly impact your case.
We represent clients across New York State, however the majority of our clients have cases pending in the greater Capital District. We are intimately familiar with the varying practices of the local prosecutors, and can advise you on the differences in handling DWI prosecutions between the many counties in Upstate New York. For example, Albany County, Rensselaer County, Schenectady County, and Saratoga County have different policies and rules for plea bargaining DWI cases. Some counties will look at the specifics of the individual arrest, while others will apply a policy across the board, greatly limiting any DWI lawyer’s ability to negotiate a plea bargain.
We represent individuals accused with drunk driving in courts across New York. Whether you are charged with a Felony or Misdemeanor Driving While Intoxicated DWI, you need a DWI law firm that understands the law, the local practices, and the errors that police commonly make during a DWI arrest. We offer reasonable rates, and in many circumstances can make a payment plan to ease your mind, and your wallet, during the stressful and financially challenging periods following a DWI arrest.
We represent clients charged with all Driving While Intoxicated crimes in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Rensselaer, Saratoga Springs, and all surrounding areas. Call 518-966-2DWI (518-966-2394) to set up an appointment, or CLICK HERE to fill out our DWI Information sheet, and an attorney will be in touch shortly.