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Rochester DWI Lawyers

Results-Driven Criminal Defense & DUI Attorneys in Monroe County

Whether this is your first offense or you have been through the process before, if you have been charged with a DWI, you need to hire a lawyer immediately. At the very least, your driving privileges are at stake. Experienced legal counsel may be able to save all or part of those privileges, as well as prevent you from having a criminal record.

DWI prosecutions and the law they utilize are different from other types of criminal law.  You need lawyers who are experienced in the law and procedure of DWI prosecutions.  Mr. Nobles and Mr. DeCarolis are both former prosecutors of the Felony DWI Bureau at the Monroe County District Attorney's Office.  Having tried hundreds of DWI cases in town and county courts, they have extensive experience with the laws and procedures of DWI arrest, testing, prosecution and sentencing.

If you have been arrested for a DWI, contact our DWI lawyer in Rochester, NY at (585) 639-3111 today to schedule a free initial consultation.

DWi Laws & Penalties in New York

In New York, a person who is at least 21 years old can be charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 percent or higher or other evidence of intoxication. The BAC limit for commercial drivers is .04 percent, while an underage driver (under 21 years of age) can face criminal charges with a BAC of at least .02 percent.

The following are the potential DWI penalties in New York:

  • First DWI - Punishable by a maximum jail sentence of one year, fines of up to $1,000, and driver’s license revocation for at least six months
  • Second DWI within 10 years - Punishable by a prison term of up to four years, fines not exceeding $5,000, and license revocation for at least one year
  • Third DWI within 10 years - Punishable by a jail sentence of up to seven years, maximum fine of $10,000, and license revocation for at least one year

WHY HIRE Our Dwi Lawyer in rochester, NY

As experienced DWI lawyers, we will give you a reliable and accurate evaluation of your case.

We will present you and your case in the best possible light when requesting a reduction of your charge from the District Attorney's Office.
We will recognize the potential pitfalls of your case and at the same time build a strong defense around the weaknesses of the prosecutor’s case.

We will challenge and litigate any issues surrounding illegal police activity and the way evidence was collected against you, including your field sobriety tests, any statements you made, and any BAC tests.  It is possible to have these items thrown out; effectively destroying or limiting the prosecution’s case.

We are seasoned trial lawyers which is crucial if your case must go to trial. We will challenge the prosecution on their knowledge of the Rules of Evidence and New York State Criminal Procedure; requiring them to prove their case BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT.

If you plead guilty or are found guilty after a trial, we will work to present you in the best possible light to the judge who will ultimately decide your sentence.  There are many ways to show that your DWI was an isolated event, that you take it seriously, and that it will never happen again.  Taking these steps is essential to obtaining the lowest and least restrictive sentence possible.

Lastly, whether your DWI arrest was the result of an isolated instance of bad judgment or an indication of a more serious alcohol or drug addiction, we can provide you with recommended resources for rehabilitation, counseling, or other services.

If you are charged with a DWI, or any other crime, which lawyer you choose is the most important decision you will make.  It can dictate how your case is handled, whether you are ultimately convicted, what punishment you receive, your future ability to obtain employment and even your freedom.  Make this decision carefully; call Nobles & DeCarolis for a free consultation today.

Case Victories

Tirelessly Advocating For Our Clients
  • Charges Reduced DWAI
  • Charges Reduced DWI to DWAI and Full Driving Privilege's
  • Charges Reduced Unlawful Speed Contest, 100 in a 35
  • Case Dismissed 10 out of 11 Charges
  • Not Guilty DWI
  • Not Guilty DWI
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    “If you require expert legal assistance and wise counsel, James is the Attorney to hire. He literally came to my rescue, and bailed me out of a terrible situation.” - Physician and University faculty member (AVVO)
    “James Nobles and Brian DeCarolis are a force to be reckoned with.” - Andrew (Google)

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