If you have been arrested in Suffolk County, New York for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, you may assume that there is no way to avoid a conviction because of your performance on field sobriety tests or the outcome of a breath or chemical test administered by the police. While there may be evidence that the police and District Attorney's Office may try to use against you, there are also strategies that your criminal defense attorney can pursue to challenge such evidence and defend your charges. For example, did the arresting officer have a legally sufficient reason to stop your vehicle? Were your field sobriety tests properly administered? Was the device used to conduct the breath or chemical test properly maintained and/or calibrated? Was the breath or chemical test properly administered? 



When tackling the complexity of a DWI or DUI case it is important that your lawyer will examine all the facts. Improper testing, equipment maintenance and calibration, flawed procedures, and outside influences can be used by your lawyer to challenge the accuracy of a breath or chemical test.

Sobriety tests are another device used by police officers to determine whether or not a driver's ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. However, these tests can often be challenged by your criminal lawyer as they are designed in part to facilitate failure. The Law Office of Richard Pellegrino II will look at these tests and question the subjectivity, accuracy, and credibility of the police officer administering the tests. 



A conviction for DWI or DUI could result in some very harsh penalties in Suffolk County, New York. The exact penalties depend on the level of a person's BAC at the time of the offense, the person's age, whether or  not an accused may have previous DWI or DUI convictions, and other aggravating circumstances including, but not limited to, whether or not a traffic accident had taken place and injuries were sustained. A conviction for DWI or DUI could mean jail time, probation, driver's license suspension and or revocation, the possible installation of an ignition interlock device on your car, large fines, alcohol/drug treatment, and the possible forfeiture of your automobile. The higher your BAC, the more severe the penalty you will probably face in Suffolk  County, New York.

Richard Pellegrino II has over 25 years of experience, is a former Prosecutor and Assistant District Attorney, and has a great deal of experience representing clients in driving while intoxicated and driving while impaired by drug cases. Richard Pellegrino II can provide you with the representation you require to obtain the best possible outcome of your DWI/DUI matter. 



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