WHAT TO DO IF YOU’RE PULLED OVER ON SUSPICION OF DWI IN NEW YORK
The most important thing to remember if you’ve been pulled over in a roadside stop in the state of New York or in New York City is to stay calm, be courteous and polite, and not give the police any information other than your name, date of birth, and address. The moment the lights start flashing behind you, turn on your signal to indicate that you are pulling over, and do so safely and calmly. Roll down your window part-way and keep your hands on the steering wheel until the police ask for your license and paperwork. If they ask you any additional questions, including “Have you been drinking?”, you don’t have to answer, and you can tell them that your lawyer has advised you not to upon advice of counsel.
If the police made the roadside stop because they suspect you may be driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they may ask you to take a field sobriety test or blow into a breathalyzer. If you believe you are well over the legal limit, or already have multiple DWI convictions on your record, politely decline, or say nothing at all. At this point, they may arrest you. Calmly comply with their orders, and say nothing. When you get to the station, request to speak to your attorney, and call the DWI defense lawyers at Siriano & Bernstein before agreeing to any kind of chemical testing such as a blood or urine sample, or making any kind of statement to anyone.
WHAT TO DO AT THE POLICE STATION
Under New York state law, you have the right to speak to a DWI defense attorney before you submit to chemical testing if you are suspected of DWI. It’s important that you exercise this right and call the offices of New York DUI defense lawyers at Siriano & Bernstein before saying anything or submitting to testing. If they put you in a holding cell, say nothing to anyone about your case. Oftentimes these areas are monitored with microphones and cameras. The DWI defense attorneys at Siriano & Bernstein understand that time is a factor when it comes to DUI cases, and we’re ready to come to your defense, day or night. We provide aggressive and timely DUI defense for individuals accused of driving under the influence in the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn in New York City, and in Yonkers, White Plains, New Rochelle, and all of Westchester County.
DON’T SETTLE FOR THE SERVICES OF A PUBLIC DEFENDER
DWI convictions in New York can have major consequences. You could be facing jail time, paying huge fines, and having your driver’s license revoked or suspended. If you’ve been charged with a DUI following a roadside stop, the stakes are too high to entrust your future to an overworked public defender who likely won’t have the time or resources to provide you with the kind of defense that the experienced DUI defense attorneys at Siriano & Bernstein can.
CALL IMMEDIATELY TO CONSULT WITH AN EXPERIENCE DWI DEFENSE LAWYER
With offices in the Bronx, White Plains, and Briarcliff, NY, the New York DWI defense attorneys at Siriano & Bernstein are ready to come to your defense, day or night. Call us at 718-823-2600, and we’ll get to work on your case immediately.