Staten Island DUI Defense Lawyer
MICHAEL S. DISCIOARRO, ESQ.
DUI (driving under the influence) is a serious criminal offense in New York. Most often, this is charged as a misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment in county jail of up to one year (along with driver's license suspension and fines.) However, DUI may also be charged as a felony. In these cases, the driver may face years of imprisonment in a state correctional facility. Whether you or a loved one has been charged with a first time DUI or if this is an arrest for a second, third, or subsequent offense, you will need aggressive legal counsel as soon as possible.
As a former prosecutor and trial attorney criminal defense lawyer Michael S. Discioarro can offer you the level of legal counsel you need to fight your charges. In addition to having the experience and resources to develop a strong DWI defense strategy on your behalf; Mr. Discioarro can also provide you with personal attention and the client service you deserve.
If you have been arrested for DUI in Staten Island, you were most likely requested to submit to field sobriety tests and a breath or blood test to determine whether you were "intoxicated." Whether you submitted to these tests and failed or refused testing altogether, attorney Mr. Discioarro can conduct a thorough investigation of your case and determine how to build the most compelling case on your behalf. You may have certain rights to maintain your driving privileges pending prosecution.
For example, the arresting officer may not have had probable cause to pull you over for suspected drunk driving in the first place, the breath test may have been administered improperly, or the officer's opinion of your performance on field sobriety tests may be questionable. By building a defense based on your specific case, a skilled lawyer such as Mr. Discioarro r can offer you the best opportunity at a positive resolution.
Defending a client charged with DUI requires a tactical approach dependent not only upon the facts and circumstances surrounding the defendant and his actions, but upon the degree to which law enforcement adhered to the exacting standards required by statute.
After successfully handling hundreds of DUI, Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, and DWAI cases, Attorney Discioarro has developed a multi-pronged approach to DUI defense that unfolds in several stages between intake interview, arraignment, and litigation approaching disposition or trial. During these phases Attorney Discioarro, makes certain discovery demands and determines the strategic significance of engaging in pre-suspension and pretrial hearings. This litigation may include a hardship hearing, a refusal hearing if you refused to take a breath test, a Pringle hearing challenging the sufficiency of the accusatory instruments, a Dunaway hearing prior to trial challenging the probable cause of the stop, a Huntley hearing attempting to suppress statements made to law enforcement officers, and other forms of pre-trial litigation.
In certain cases, where these hearings would cause more prejudice than assistance to the defendant, Attorney Discioarro’s experience in negotiations become extremely valuable. Coupled with a vast knowledge of Court sanctioned drug and alcohol treatment alternatives, Attorney Discioarro leverages the positive completion or progress in these programs into favorable dispositions and desirable case outcomes.
Not only have New York DUI arrests been prosecuted more aggressively than in years past, but the bureaucratic requirements placed on defendants through the Courts and the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles have become increasingly complex.
Michael S. Discioarro carefully prepares you for what you will encounter from these agencies and what will be required of you to conclude your case as expeditiously and favorably as possible. This type of preparation of his clients for every encounter they will have with the system they face minimizes anxiety and maximizes results.
If your matter cannot be resolved through hearings, negotiation, or treatment alternatives, you can be certain that if it becomes necessary to litigate your case to verdict, The Law Offices of Michael S. Discioarro, LLC has the resources, talent, and experience needed to produce winning results. Professional investigation, cross examination, expert testimony, and a working knowledge of the latest in forensic science are all brought to bear to fight for you at every step when trial is what your case requires.
If you have been charged with DUI, DWAI, or Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, Staten Island DUI Defense Attorney Michael S. Discioarro is the lawyer that you need in your corner. Call him or his staff immediately, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to protect your rights. Call now 917-519-8417 And protect your rights!!if you are charged with any of these offenses anywhere in the State of New York.