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Daniel G. Rodgers, PLLC

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400 Town Line Road

    Hauppauge, NY

53 Hill Street

Southampton, NY



DWI attorney Daniel Rodgers Suffolk County


March 23, 2023

We are DWI Lawyers in Suffolk County, NY. If you are one of the many thousands of people arrested for DWI driving while intoxicated in Suffolk County, you already know that difficult decisions lie ahead in the coming weeks and months. In fact, you need immediate answers to the numerous questions you may have from a DWI lawyer in Suffolk County with the experience and knowledge to guide you through this often confusing process. At our DWI law firm in Suffolk County, we believe that we can empower you by answering your questions in a direct and honest manner. Our Suffolk County DWI attorneys will endeavor to provide you with the knowledge and guidance to navigate through the Suffolk County court system. A charge of driving while intoxicated will trigger a host of rules and regulations formulated by the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law including the possibility of an Ignition Interlock Device on your car. Our DWI Lawyers can help formulate a solution to better ensure that your rights are protected in the  First District Court in Central Islip.  

What happens Next?

In most cases, if you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated by alcohol or drugs, you may have already appeared before a  Suffolk County Court where your license will be suspended. If our DWI attorneys are contacted in a timely manner, we will have one of our lawyers in Suffolk County at your arraignment to ensure you are immediately released pending the prosecution of your case. Furthermore, we will ask the Judge for an expedited hearing, also known as a ‘Hardship Hearing’ so that we can obtain a conditional license so that you may drive to work or school while your case is proceeding through the court system. Depending on what exactly you have been charged with will ultimately determine the direction your Suffolk DWI defense will take in the coming weeks and months. It is critical that you meet with one of our DWI Attorneys immediately upon release so that we can gather the facts necessary to properly defend your rights. Factors such as the level of alcohol or BAC%, (Aggravated DWI section 1192.2-a(a)) whether or not you were involved in a motor vehicle accident, or if you had children in the car ( Leandra’s Law violation section 1192.2-a(b)), or perhaps if you had a prior alcohol-related arrest will all be taken into consideration by the courts and the office of the District Attorney. In fact, with changes in the laws in New York State, any prior DWI convictions could result in a Felony charge and or the Seizure of your vehicle or a requirement that you install an Ignition Interlock Device on your car. There is also a possibility of being sentenced to the Suffolk County STOP DWI Program. Driving while intoxicated is viewed as a serious violation and you will need the guidance of an experienced DWI lawyer in Suffolk County who can provide direct advice to properly protect your rights.  

How Can We Help With Your Suffolk County DWI Arrest?

To start, by permitting our DWI lawyers to provide you with knowledge. At our Suffolk County DWI law firm, we have come to understand that we can empower each of our clients by ensuring they are part of the process of defending their DWI case. Hiring a DWI lawyer is a very personal decision. A DWI attorney can inform you of each and every stage of the process so that you can take part in the decision-making process. Once we can answer your questions, (See General DWI Questions - Suffolk County) we can move forward with your DWI defense. We will need to conduct a thorough interview with you and any possible witnesses who could provide information about the facts underlying your arrest. It is critical that we gather this information at the earliest stage of the proceeding. We will need to conduct an investigation. Part of that investigation will be a proper demand to the office of the Suffolk County District Attorney to see all the evidence in your Suffolk County DWI case. This will entail a review of all records, documents, and procedures involved in your DWI arrest. Our investigation will include a review of any notes or observations by the police officer at the time of your arrest related to your sobriety (field-side sobriety tests). Most importantly, if you submitted to a test to determine your blood-alcohol concentration, we will demand to see the calibration records of any breathalyzer machine that was used to make such a determination. With a proper review of the evidence in your particular case, our DWI lawyers in Suffolk County can then provide you with the advice you need to ensure your rights are protected.

That is how we can help.  

Daniel G. Rodgers Attorney at Law

West Office

400 Town Line Road, # 107

Hauppauge, New York 11788

East End Office

53 Hill Street

Southampton, New York 11968

We are a Suffolk County DWI defense law firm serving the Suffolk County Towns of Huntington, Babylon, Smithtown, Islip and Brookhaven.

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