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DWI Case Results

New York City DWI Defense Attorney: Successful Case Outcomes

People v. TC

Client arrested for DWI. At the pre-trial hearing, Mr. Watford demonstrated that his client drove to the precinct in order to have the police assist him in removing his intoxicated female companion from his car who refused several requests by client to exit. Mr. Watford played the videotape from the precinct which demonstrated that the client was not intoxicated and that the arresting officers violated his rights by refusing to honor the client’s request to call his attorney and that client did not refuse to take the breathalyzer. At the conclusion of the hearing, Mr. Watford was able to convince the judge to persuade the District Attorney’s Office to dismiss the case via ACD despite the client having a case of unopened 40-ounce bottles of beer in his trunk.

People v. WM

NYC Correction Officer was charged with DWI and allegedly menaced the complainant with his firearm. Mr. Watford was able to get the misdemeanor criminal complaint dismissed for a violation of the client’s right to a speedy trial under NYS law. When the District Attorney tried to proceed forward with the remaining traffic infraction of Driving While Ability Impaired by Alcohol, Mr. Watford pointed out to the judge that the remaining traffic infraction was defective under the NYS Criminal Procedure Law. The judge dismissed the remaining charge.

People v. MB

Within a four (4) month period, Client was arrested and charged with Aggravated DWI on two (2) separate occasions in the same county but two (2) different towns. On both arrests, the client’s Blood Alcohol Content was .32 - which was four (4) times the legal limit of .08. Mr. Watford drafted and submitted a mitigation memorandum to both judges which provided a detailed history regarding the client’s stable background and mental health issues which caused his alcohol dependency. The District Attorney’s Office was seeking jail time and Mr. Watford was able to convince the judges in both cases to sentence him to a non-jail disposition (probation) which permitted the client to continue receiving outpatient alcohol and mental health treatment.

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