Criminal Attorney Nassau County

The Law Office of David Galison, P.C.


DWI/DUI Charges in New York State


In order to obtain a conviction under one of the New York State DWI / DUI laws, the prosecution must establish that a motorist was impaired or intoxicated by the voluntary consumption of; alcohol, drugs, or the combined influence of alcohol and drugs. There are many theories under which the prosecution can base their case. The following is a list of the charges available to the prosecution under the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law 1192:


• Driving While Intoxicated

• Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated

• Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs.

• Driving While Ability Impaired by Alcohol

• Driving While Ability Impaired by a Combination of Alcohol and Drugs

• Zero Tolerance


The defense of a criminal case can be complex and confusing to the accused. At the Law Office of David Galison, P.C., a Free Consultation is provided during which the various stages of a criminal prosecution will be explained to you. During this meeting, your rights and defenses to a criminal charge will be discussed in detail. Often times, these discussions include the following:


• Your rights during the initial arrest process.

• How the arraignment will be conducted, and the purpose of bail.

• Eligibility for a Hardship Hearing if your Driver’s License is suspended pending prosecution.

• Plea bargaining guidelines and the benefits and risks of going to trial.

• Discovery demands and the time frames in which they are due.

• Pre-Trial motions, hearings and related issues.

• The use of experts and private investigators when necessary.

• Pre-Trial preparation and trial strategy.

• Possible consequences of a DWI conviction or plea.


Each of the above charges, excluding the Zero Tolerance law, carries with it the possibility of incarceration. Fines, State Surcharges and Administrative Fees range from several hundred dollars to several thousands of dollars depending upon the charged crime. During the Free Consultation offered by the office the possible consequences of a conviction and the potential monetary penalties that can be imposed will be explained to you. The following link is provided for your convenience, and provides a comprehensive chart detailing the minimum and maximum fines that can be imposed, the maximum jail sentence that can be imposed and the consequences that a conviction may have on your license. See the NEW YORK STATE DMV BROCHURE on DWI / DUI. In addition to the consequences outlined in the DMV brochure, further practical consequences of a conviction will be addressed during your Free Consultation.


During the Free Consultation, any questions and concerns that you may have will be addressed. The meeting will focus on your case specific circumstances because it is only after being fully informed that you will be in a position to make an educated decision about how to proceed with your case.


The Law Office of David Galison, P.C.


David P. Galison regularly appears in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens County Criminal Courts. Mr. Galison is licensed to practice law in the State Courts of New York, Florida and Massachusetts, as well as the Eastern District Federal Court.


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David Galison, P.C.

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Mineola, NY 11501



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