Eastern District of New York, New York, Southern District of New York
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Albany Law School
Law Office of Michael D. Litman, PLLC
Small law firm practicing only Criminal and DWI defense in Westchester County and the surrounding counties. Mr. Litman will work with you to fight your charges in order to get the best possible outcome. Mr. Litman has been representing thousands of clients as a criminal defense attorney since 2007. Not only will he bring his knowledge and expertise to work on your case, but he will also make sure you understand the charges and evidence being used against you. If you are are charged with a crime or DWI, contact Michael Litman immediately for a free consultation.
Law Office of Michael H. Joseph
Nassau County Legal Aid Society
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
Top 40 Under 40
The National Trial Lawyers
New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National College of DUI Defense
Westchester County Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Eastern District of New York
Southern District of New York
Credit Cards Accepted
Rates, Retainers and Additional Information Zelle, Venmo and PayPal accepted
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
A: The criminal charges are separate from the DMV refusal case. You will still need to deal with the criminal case, but depending on how the DMV case goes, you might get some testimony at the DMV that helps in the criminal case. Did the DMV judge give you your license back due to the officer not appearing on the first hearing date, or because the judge found that there wasn't a refusal? You should speak to your attorney directly about what's happening. If you do not have an attorney, you need to hire one immediately to fight this case for you.
A: A person on probation cannot be charged again for the same DWI, because they already plead guilty. However, someone on probation can be charged with a violation of probation. A violation of probation, if proven, would subject the person to a sentence up to the maximum for the charge that they are on probation for. On an E felony, the max would be 1 1/3 to 4 years in prison. Speak to an attorney in your county about this. Good luck.
A: A first offense DWI with no aggravating factors may be able to be reduced to a DWAI violation, but it will depend on the BAC. The Westchester DA's office is very specific about how they handle different BAC readings. You should hire an attorney, so that can try to get the paperwork from the court, and find out the specifics. My office is located in White Plains, and has represented hundreds of people charged with DWI around Westchester County.