White Plains Attorney to Fight for Your Rights in a DWI Case

You must take charges of driving while intoxicated (DWI) seriously. If you’re convicted of a DWI or another drunk driving crime, you will unquestionably face serious consequences on your personal and professional life. A DWI can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on a number of different factors, including whether you have had another DWI within the last 10 years or if there was a child under the age of the 16 in the vehicle at the time of the drunk driving. Much is at stake in DWI charges, including your freedom. Under these circumstances, it is essential that you obtain experienced, knowledgeable, and aggressive legal representation. You should call the seasoned White Plains DWI lawyers of the Law Office of Mark A. Siesel. With more than 35 years of experience, they can determine the strongest strategy to defend your case and obtain the best outcome.

Representing Westchester County Clients Charged With Drunk Driving

Clients come to our White Plains Office charged with:

  • DWI (Driving while intoxicated)
  • DWAID (Driving Under the Influence of Drugs)
  • DWAI (driving while ability impaired) – Blood alcohol content (BAC) from 0.05 to 0.07
  • Aggravated DWI – BAC of .18 or higher
  • Felony DWI- Resulting from more than one DWO or DWI with a child under the age of 16 in the vehicle pursuant to Leandra’s Law
  • Underage drinking – Resulting in a DWI charge, including the Zero Tolerance Law.

At the Law Office of Mark Siesel, our lawyers handle all aspects of a DWI client’s case following your DWI arrest. This includes investigation of your case, determining the strongest defense strategy, and an administrative license hearing (also known as the Refusal Hearing) if you have refused a chemical test of your blood, breath, or urine. We will negotiate on your behalf or fight your drunk driving charge in court if that is the best possible resolution of your case.

Investigating Your Drunk Driving Case, Protecting Your Rights

You shouldn’t assume a conviction is inevitable. However, in this legal environment, with increased emphasis on apprehension and prosecution of drunk driving charges, it is essential that you have a seasoned White Plains DWI attorney on your side. While investigating the charges, we will consider all potential defenses, including all the circumstances that led up to your arrest. In order to stop your vehicle, the investigating officer must have a reasonable suspicion that you are driving under the influence or breaking another law. For example, an officer may pull you over if she observed a violation of the New York State Vehicle & Traffic Law before stopping your vehicle, such as an unsafe lane change, disregarding a traffic control device or some other traffic infraction. However, he can’t pull you over simply because he has a hunch you might have done something wrong.

When you are stopped on suspicion of DWI, the field sobriety tests that will be conducted must be done in accordance with protocols as established in the NHTSA manual that all officers learn from while at the police academy. This includes correct procedures as to:

  • Breathalyzer testing
  • Blood/urine testing
  • Field sobriety tests

Additionally, the officer must properly advise you of your legal rights.

While serving clients in White Plains or surrounding areas, our DWI lawyers scrutinize police procedure from before the initial stop to the administration of any tests. A violation in procedural mandates could be the basis for a strong DWI defense in a client’s case. For instance, if an officer did not have a reasonable suspicion of criminal wrongdoing, it may be appropriate to move to suppress evidence seized during the stop or upon arrest under the Fourth Amendment. Similarly, if lab protocol was not properly followed with regard to your chemical tests after arrest, we may be able to have those test results suppressed or excluded at trial.

Contact a White Plains DWI Attorney

The repercussions of a DWI conviction are too severe to overlook even the smallest detail. If there is evidence to support your innocence, we will advocate on your behalf, either by plea bargain or at trial. Discuss the charges you face with a seasoned attorney representing DWI defendants in White Plains, contact Mark A. Siesel. Mr. Siesel has 35 years of experience trying cases in court. He represents clients charged with DWI in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, along with Westchester, Putnam, Kings, Orange, Dutchess, Sullivan, Rockland, or Ulster Counties. Call us at (914) 428-7386 or complete our online form.

Client Reviews

Mark Siesel made taking care of my traffic case easy, and delivered with results. Mark was professional, prompt with return calls or emails, and very efficient. He followed up on the day of my case, and took care of everything as promised. I would recommend Mark highly to my friends or colleagues in...


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Great representation and very passionate and dedicated staff. I would highly reccommend this law firm to anyone in need of competent and knowledgable attorney work throughout Westchester County. Mr Siesel is a true professional and his staff is amazing and very helpful. Dont hesitate to call!!

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