DUI / DWI Defense Lawyers In Queens, NY
Are you or a loved one facing DWI charges in Queens, NY?
Being convicted of a DWI in the State of New York could result in serious penalties including expensive fines, a revoked license, a permanent criminal record, jail time and other negative consequences.
But a DWI arrest does not always result in a DWI conviction with maximum penalties.
In fact, many drivers arrested for intoxicated driving are able to obtain a reduction in penalties or even have the charges completely dismissed by working with an experienced DUI defense lawyer.
Get The Legal Representation That You Need
If you are facing a DWI charge then you will need a qualified DUI defense on your side. Individuals who have been arrested for drunk driving, or driving under the influence of drugs in Queens, NY know to turn to the Acocella Law Group for legal help.
Our New York DWI defense lawyers have been aggressively representing individuals charged with intoxicated driving in Queens for years. We’ve helped many drivers to obtain a favorable outcome, such as a reduction in penalties or dismissal of charges, after being arrested for driving under the influence.
Contact A Queens DWI Defense Lawyer Today
Our Queens DWI defense attorneys are here to help you understand all of your legal options after a DWI arrest and are prepared to aggressively fight on your behalf.
We represent clients arrested throughout Queens, NY and surrounding areas including, but not limited to, those in:
- Long Island City
- Floral Park
- Fresh Meadows
- Fort Totten
- Little Neck
- Queens Village
- Howard Beach
Contact our Queens office today for a free consultation with one of our friendly attorneys.
Latest Queens DWI News
By Frank Acocella
July 17, 2017- Driver Facing Manslaughter Charges For DWI On Grand Central Parkway
A man from New Jersey who was involved in a four-car pileup on the Grand Central Parkway on July 16, 2017, is facing DWI and manslaughter charges. Authorities stated that the 33-year-old man was driving a 2014 BMW X5 SUV at high speed when he was trying to change lanes. His vehicle sideswiped a 2002 Sentra that was being driven by a 59-year-old woman. The impact on the Sentra caused the BMW driver to lose control and it ended up swerving across three lanes of traffic and crashed into a 2016 Nissan Rogue. A fourth vehicle, a Mercedes Benz SUV, was involved in this pile-up. The BMW driver was charged with two counts each of manslaughter, DWI and reckless driving charges, and vehicular homicide among other charges.
June 15, 2017- Drugged Driver Facing Manslaughter Charges For Fatal Memorial Day Accident
A drugged driver is facing manslaughter charges after he fatally struck a man who lost his life on Memorial Day in Flushing. On May 29th, police officers from the 109th Precinct responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian near 149th Street and 46th Avenue. When police arrived they found a 67-year-old man who was unconscious and unresponsive. The man suffered trauma to his body and was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS responders. The SUV driver stayed on the scene of the accident and was tested for drugs and alcohol. His blood alcohol content was .037 and a Drager drug test showed that he was positive for THC-5. He is being held on a $150,000 bond or $75,000 cash and is due in court on June 28 where he faces seven years in prison if he is found guilty.
May 12, 2017- Traffic Stop Leads To Felony DWI Charge
A man from Queens faces a felony drunk driving charge after he was stopped on I-87 for multiple vehicle and traffic violations. According to State Police, the 30-year-old was allegedly intoxicated and he was in possession of a small amount of marijuana at the time he was pulled over. He refused to take a breathalyzer test and he tried to damage State police property while he was in custody. Read more about his other DWI charges here.
April 13, 2017- Jamaica Queens Woman Involved In DWI With Her Son In The Car
A 31-year-old woman from Jamaica Queens was involved in a car accident with her 6-year-old son in the vehicle. The woman was charged with felony drunken driving after the police attended to an accident report. Officers went to Jerusalem Avenue and Uniondale Avenue following a report that an accident had occurred. The woman was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated, endangering the welfare of a child and resisting arrest.
March 9, 2017- Queens Driver Found Driving On The Wrong Side Charged With DWI
A 31-year-old driver from Cambria Heights Queens, N.Y. was caught driving down in the wrong direction and ended up hitting a parked car in the early hours of the morning. The woman was booked for DWI and issued tickets for driving the wrong way and making an incorrect turn. She was later released on $250 bail.
February 24, 2017- Off-Duty Cop Arrested For Drunk Driving In Queens
A 24-year-old off-duty NYPD cop was arrested after she crashed into another motorist in Queens. She crashed into the other vehicle on Cross Bay Blvd. near N. Conduit Avenue. Officials stated that nobody was hurt in the crash but the officer found herself behind bars after police found her slurring her words. She was charged with driving while intoxicated and refusal to take a breath test.
January 12, 2017- Trial Of Queens Man Accused Of DWI Begins
A Queens man accused of driving drunk and fleeing the scene of a fatal crash that took place in Bay Shore, started early this week. The trial is being held at in Central Slip. The 24-year-old man is accused of speeding in a 2008 BMW and crashing into a 2005 Toyota causing the car to burst into flames. The crash killed three people and the 24-year-old fled the scene of the accident but was later arrested after the crash at a residence. Video footage shows the accused removing a bottle from the back seat and throwing it into the woods. The bottle was found and determined to be a tequila bottle. He was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, manslaughter, and DWI among other things.
December 14, 2016- Tired Driving Proved To Be Comparable To Drunk Driving
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s latest study found that the odds of crashing double if you do not get the recommended seven hours of sleep. Their research showed that someone who drives on less than five hours of sleep has a crash risk that is comparable to someone driving drunk. When someone is driving with less that four hours of sleep the crash rate increases by 11.5 times. These findings are sobering especially with almost 100 million travelers expected to be on the road during the holiday season.
November 10, 2016- Fire Department Calendar Model Charged With DWI
A 32-year-old man who posed shirtless for the FDNY’s “Calendar Of Heroes” and competed on NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” is facing drunken-driving charges. Police arrested the man of Ladder 128 in Queens after he crashed into a fence at Park Avenue and 37th St. The police found him shirtless and slumped over in his car with his engine still running. His blood-alcohol level was at .10 which is above the legal limit. He is due in court in December and he faces suspension according to an FDNY spokesman.
October 20, 2016- Alleged Drunk Driving Accident In Queens Injures Five, Kills One
Following an alleged drunk driving collision with two cars in Queens, a woman was killed and at least five others were injured. A 25-year-old man who was driving an Audi with five other people in his car collided with a woman driving a Honda. According to witnesses the Audi crashed into a wall and flipped over as the Honda spun out. A 22-year-old passenger in the Audi was taken to Jamaica Hospital after she sustained head trauma and went into cardiac arrest, she was declared dead at the hospital. The 53-year-old Honda driver was detained and it was reported that she failed a breathalyzer test.
September 20, 2016- Woman Killed By Drunk Driver On Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
A 49-year-old woman who was standing near her relative’s broken down car was killed when a 43-year-old drunk driver smashed into her on the Brooklyn Expressway. The drunk driver crashed into another car that smashed into the standing woman and sent her flying off the elevated highway. According to witnesses, the drunk driver tried to flee the accident scene on foot, but he was caught and held until the police arrived. The driver was charged with drunken driving, manslaughter, and vehicular homicide.
August 23, 2016- Fatal Crash Sees Queens Woman Charged For DWI
A 42-year-old Queens woman was arrested for vehicular manslaughter after she caused a crash that killed a 61-year-old man on the Northern State Parkway in Albertson, New York State. The woman rear-ended a Toyota Camry near Exit 29A and killed the driver who died of injuries he sustained in the crash. The 42-year-old woman was taken to North Shore University Hospital with serious injuries. She was also charged with driving while intoxicated and second-degree vehicular manslaughter.
June 17, 2016- 69-Year-Old Crashes Into A Chase Bank
A 69-year-old man was recently arrested for DWI after he crashed his car into a bank at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center. Police stated that he lost control of his car leading him to crash into a Chase bank located at 23-98 Bell Blvd. in Bayside. Police officers could smell alcohol on the man when they approached him. The driver and two other people sustained minor injuries because of the accident.
May 31, 2016- Toxicology Report Shows Different Result For Accused DWI Driver
An attorney for a Queens man who was recently accused of drunken driving in a high-speed crash that killed a cab driver in Franklin Square, states that his client was not actually drunk when the accident took place. The Queens man was charged and arrested with DWI and manslaughter after police stated his car hit a taxi that led to the cab driver dying at the scene. The Queens man’s attorney showed a toxicology report that stated the man’s blood was tested an hour after the breathalyzer and registered a different result from the time the police did the test. His blood test registered at less than 0.01 which is below the legal limit.