What Should I do if Arrested for a DUI or DWI in New York?

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) are serious traffic matter that could result in a criminal record and jail time. If you find yourself under questioning or arrest, consider the following.

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) are serious traffic matter that could result in a criminal record and jail time. If you find yourself under questioning or arrest, consider the following.

Step 1: Exercise Your 5th and 6th Amendment Rights

If you are driving while impaired and are questioned by the officer, any admissions made by you can be used against you at the time of trial. Remain silent and do not give a statement under these circumstances. The Fifth Amendment right to remain silent allows the accused to refuse to answer a question or provide a comment to law enforcement. Those accused should exercise their fifth amendment to avoid incriminating themselves.

Step 2: Call an Attorney from Police Custody

Under the Sixth Amendment the accused has a right to an attorney. When taken into police custody, the accused will be allowed to contact a DUI and DWI lawyer. A DUI/DWI lawyer can be present with the accused during questioning. We are available 24/7. Call us at (631) 348-1702 for immediate advice.

Step 3: Meet with an attorney immediately after release to discuss the case and prepare a strategy to restore your license and defend your case.

Laws for DUI and DWI offenses vary based on the state the offense occurred in. In New York, the laws and regulations related to DWI are complicated and cumbersome. If the alleged DWI or DUI arrest occurred in New York, it is important to contact an experienced New York DUI/DWI attorney who can advise you of your legal rights, work to restore your license, and to defend you in the criminal court.

If you are charged with DWAI/DWI it is important to contact a New York who is experienced in handling these cases. We will fight hard on your behalf. Contact McGuire & Peláez, P.C. at Central Islip, Suffolk County Long Island Traffic and DWI Law Offices 24/7 at 631-348-1702.

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