New York Lawyer Carl Spector Given Clients’ Choice Award 2015

Carl Spector, New York Lawyer was awarded a Clients’ Choice Award by AVVO for 2015. Mr. Spector was recognized for his commitment to outstanding service in the field of DWI, DUI and Criminal Defense work in New York and New Jersey. The award is based upon actual client feedback and reviews that are publicly posted on the website AVVO. Mr. Spector works closely with all of his clients, educating them and advocating for them. This award exemplifies Mr. Spector’s commitment to his clients.

New York DWI Alert – Hudson River Crossings Step Up DWI Patrol

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have announced a crack down this holiday season on DWI enforcement and aggressive driving at all the Port Authority crossings including the George Washington Bridge and the Holland and Lincoln tunnels.

The Port Authority police expect to deter drunk driving and to get drivers with suspended licenses and outstanding warrants

If you have been arrested or charged with a DWI in New York, call the experienced Attorneys with at 1 800 879 6410 for an analysis of your case. We will provide experienced and personal attention to you and your case.

Refusal Hearing Success in New York

We recently had a great result at a Department of Motor Vehicle Refusal Hearing which we would like to share with you. Our client was charged in New York with driving through a steady red light and a driving while intoxicated, DWI.  After being pulled over by the police officer our client was placed under arrest.  The Report of Refusal filled out by the arresting officer and submitted to the Administrative Law Judge at the refusal hearing indicated that our client had blood shot and watery eyes, and a odor of alcohol on his breath.  The report also indicated that our client refused to take the breath test.

At the first scheduled refusal hearing the police officer did not appear.  As a result we were able to get our client’s driving privileges restored.  The refusal hearing was rescheduled for several months later.  At the rescheduled hearing the police officer once again did not appear.  As you know, if you have been reading our blogs, that at that point the ALJ can rely on the written reports submitted to the DMV to establish that the stop of the vehicle was lawful, that the arrest was based upon probable cause, that the refusal warnings were properly given and that in fact there was a refusal that took place.

Once the ALJ admitted the “Report of Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test” into evidence we objected by stating that the report was insufficient to establish probable cause that our client was driving while intoxicated.  The ALJ agreed with our argument and “closed” the matter.

As a result our client won the refusal hearing, avoided any suspension, does not have to pay the $500 fine and does not have to pay the Driver Responsibility Assessment of $750 which is $250 per year for three years.

We are experienced New York DWI attorneys who know the law.  We are here to protect your rights and your drivers license.

If you have been arrested or charged with a DWI in New York, call the experienced Attorneys with at 1 800 879 6410 for an analysis of your case. We will provide experienced and personal attention to you and your case.


New York Veterans Treatment Court – For DWI Cases

In certain counties across New York State prosecutors have established veterans treatment court programs to divert veterans who have been arrested for non-violent offenses including DWI charges for treatment in lieu of the traditional trial and punishment.

The program requires the veterans to get mental health or addiction counseling, find jobs, stay clean and sober and get their lives back on track.

The criminal case is reviewed every month to monitor the progress to make certain that all appointments and obligations are being met by the veteran and that the judge is kept updated on the progress of each case.

The cases tend to remain in treatment court a year or more before making enough progress to graduate and see their charges reduced or dismissed.

If you are a veteran and have been arrested or charged with a DWI in New York, call the Attorneys with at 1 800 879 6410 for an analysis of your case. We will provide experienced and personal attention to you and your case.

Carl Spector is named to List of Top New York DWI-DUI Lawyers

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Steven Raiser Raiser & Kenniff, PC Mineola, NY 888-504-2746

Edward Fiandach Fiandach & Fiandach Rochester, NY 800-592-6006

Michael Mohun Law Office of Michael Mohun Cowlesville, NY 585-937-8987

Thomas Anelli Anelli Xavier, P.C. Syracuse, NY 866-792-7800

Peter Gerstenzang Gerstenzang O’Hern Hickey & Gerstenzang Albany, NY 518-456-6456

Peter Brill Brill Legal Group, P.C. Hauppauge, NY 888-309-8876

Raymond Sciarrino Sciarrino & Sciarrino, P.C. Perry, NY 585-237-4120

Brian Berkowitz Law Office of Brian Berkowitz New City, NY 845-638-9200

Carl Spector Law Offices of Carl Spector New York, NY 212-683-5912

Eric Zitofsky Eric W Zitofsky Attorney at Law West Haverstraw, NY 845-786-7740


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