New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has mandated additional police patrols on all major roadways this Halloween. Drivers who are traveling throughout New York State and especially Nassau County and Suffolk County can expect an even greater number of sobriety checkpoints and additional DWI patrols than in past years. The enforcement campaign runs from Friday, October 27 through Wednesday, November 1, 2017, and is funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.

These task forces are instructed to issue traffic citations as it is vital to the State’s interest in public safety as well as toward providing significant funding for state and local government operating costs.

In addition, law enforcement will be looking for motorists who are using their phones and other portable electronic devices while behind the wheel, in order to enforce the stringent restrictions dictated by NYS VTL Sections 1225(c) and 1225(d).

DWI offenses carry stiff penalties. A misdemeanor DWI conviction will stay on your insurance for 10 years. To protect your rights, it is crucial to work with a knowledgeable and experienced DWI defense lawyer.

Most people understand the serious nature of a DWI or DUI arrest and would be prudent to employ the services of an experienced criminal defense firm to represent them in a court of law. These violations can be costly and stressful which is why it is important to hire a lawyer who deals with these matters on a daily basis. At the law firm of Rudman & Rudman, we understand that a conviction for DWI, DUI or DWAI can affect your entire life. With more than four decades of legal experience, our law firm knows how to represent you to the fullest extent of the law if you are charged with any DWI offense.

With respect to any alleged cell phone or portable electronic device use tickets, there are several advantages of hiring an experienced lawyer to represent you. Cell phone tickets carry severe penalties. A conviction for using or merely holding a cell phone or other portable electronic device will result in five points on your driver’s license and potential insurance premium increases. Any additional moving violation conviction will result in a DMV assessment of $100 per year for three years and an additional $25 per year for each point over six. For drivers with a probationary license, Class DJ, Class MJ or a learner permit, conviction will result in a mandatory 120-day driver license or permit suspension.

At our firm, we have vast experience in all courts in Nassau and Suffolk, including all town and village courts. We will handle all necessary filing and paperwork as well as effectively negotiate to reduce penalties, points, and fines. In addition to saving you time and alleviating your stress as much as possible, hiring our firm will help you save a substantial amount of money in fines, potential insurance premium increases, and costly DMV assessments.

It’s important to understand that Nassau and Suffolk cops as well as all town and village police are instructed and trained to issue traffic citations. While we certainly hope you don’t receive a traffic ticket or are arrested for any alleged criminal offense, we do want you to know that we are here to help you if you need our services. Our main focus is to effectively advocate your position and help you as much as possible. We have helped thousands of clients for over 40 years.

Just as the police are actively looking to issue traffic tickets and/or arrest individuals whom they allege to be breaking the laws of New York State’s Vehicle and Traffic Law or Criminal Procedure Law, our firm is fully committed toward helping individuals affected by any alleged wrongdoing.

If you need us, call us at (516) 450-5095. Experienced New York DUI Lawyers are here for you.