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Nassau County DWI Defense Attorneys

Helping Clients Fight New York Drunk Driving Charges

At Russo & Pedranghelu, our Nassau County DWI defense lawyers have the experience, skills and knowledge to mount an effective defense against drunk driving charges. Now in its fourth decade, our law firm is known for the commitment of its lawyers and its involvement in local legal associations. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys are highly regarded for their service to the profession and the community.

Avoiding or Reducing the Consequences of a DWI Conviction

A conviction for driving while intoxicated (DWI) — known in many other states as driving under the influence (DUI) — can have far-reaching consequences. It may require a lengthy probation period or even jail time. It can also mean the suspension or revocation of your driver's license, affecting your ability to drive to work. It can have financial consequences like increased insurance premiums and fines. We advise people to resist the urge to defend themselves without legal representation; the stakes are too high.

Fighting a drunk driving charge can require appearances at Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) hearings, in addition to court appearances. The DMV will schedule a refusal hearing if it is alleged that you refused to submit to a breath test. Our attorneys accompany clients to all court appearances and hearings, ensuring that the police followed required procedures throughout the process, administered all notifications and warnings, and used correctly calibrated testing equipment.

We are seasoned defense lawyers who understand the importance of fighting drunk driving charges. We also recognize that alcohol treatment, rather than punishment, is often a more effective long-term strategy. We fight for necessary treatment programs to help our clients avoid problems in the future and to lessen the penalties attached to their DWI charges.

Call for a Free Consultation With a Long Island DUI Defense Lawyer

If you have been arrested on a drunk driving charge, contact us at our offices in Hicksville to learn more about our services or to schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney.

Our law firm has been assisting clients with a wide range of legal matters since 1976.


We have earned a reputation as aggressive attorneys who provide high-quality representation to clients in Nassau and Suffolk counties and beyond.
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Russo & Pedranghelu

Russo & Pedranghelu
16 East Old Country Road
Hicksville, NY 11801

Toll Free: 1-800-ATTORNEY
Phone: 516-822-1600
Fax: 516-822-6160
Hicksville Law Office