Criminal / DWI
HAVE YOU BEEN CHARGED WITH DWI?
If you or someone you love has been charged with DWI, most likely this will be one of the worst experiences of your life. This is the most common unintentional crime committed in society today. You need the experienced guidance of an attorney well versed in this complex area of law. There are many facets to a DWI charges. On the criminal side, you may face penalties of loss of your driving privileges, fines, and possibly jail time. On the civil side, the Department of Motor Vehicles may impose civil penalties and conduct hearings to revoke your licence. If you take the Breathalyzer or submit to a blood test, you will be charged with two separate counts of DWI. The first charge would be “common law DWI” or the inability to operate a motor vehicle as a reasonable and prudent driver. The second charge is “DWI per se” or having a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or higher. Aggravated DWI is a charge of having blood alcohol concentration of .18% or higher. DWAI can be charged when you have a .07% blood alcohol concentration or other evidence of impairment. If you are found guilty in criminal court of refusing to take the Breathalyzer or a blood test, your licence will be revoked for at least one year and you will be fined. The DMV will also impose a driver responsibility assessment for a DWI conviction or a refusal in the amount of $750 or $250 a year for three years. If you are convicted of a second DWI within ten years of your first violation, there are increased penalties in terms of fines and jail time. If you have been charged with a crime or have been issued tickets for DWI, you need the experienced guidance that Gregg H. Redmond can provide.
When a person is arrested, they are thrown into a complicated system of which they have a limited knowledge and experience. Gregg H. Redmond has the experience to guide you through this area of law. Gregg has tried cases in criminal matters in town courts, city courts and Traffic Violations Bureau. Whether this is your first arrest or not, you will need the experienced guidance of an attorney who will fight for you. Criminal cases are rarely resolved with one court appearance, although preparation before the first appearance is necessary. The first appearance is called arraignment, where the judge will read the charges against the defendant and a not guilty plea is entered. Most courts require a defendant charged with a misdemeanor obtain legal counsel before proceeding. The defense lawyer will demand the arrest papers from the People, conduct an investigation and develop a defense strategy. The following court appearances may involve filing motions, conducting hearings and pre-trial conferences. If a resolution may be arranged before trial, it may be in your best interest to accept that offer. By preparing for trial from the start, you understand the strengths and weaknesses of the case against you.
Courts of Practice: Brighton, Chili, Clarkson, East Rochester, Gates, Greece, Hamlin, Henrietta, Irondequoit, Ogden/Spencerport, Parma/Hilton, Penfield, Pittsford, Riga, Rush, Sweeden/Brockport, Webster, Rochester City Court Traffic Violations Bureau
Charges We’ve Defended: Assult Burglary, Controlled Substance, Criminal Contempt, Criminal Mischief, Welfare Fraud, Unemployment fraud, DWI/DUI/DWAI/DWI-D, Petty Larceny, Prostitution, Disorderly Conduct, Harassment/Aggravated, Harassment Trespassing Vandalism/Graffiti, Town Code Violations, Criminal Possession, of Stolen Property, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Endangering the Welfare, Menacing, Offering a false Instrument, Criminal Impersonation, Loitering Bad Checks, Cable Theft, Theft of Services, Dealing with Minors, Solicitation, Forgery, Gambling, Drivers License Suspensions/Revocations, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Aggravated Unlicensed Operator, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana Drugs and Controlled Substances, Insurance Fraud Speeding Tickets, and Traffic Violations
Gregg H. Redmond has the experience needed to guide you through a criminal charge and defend your rights.