Top DUI Lawyer in Albany

Aggressive DWI Defense

When otherwise law-abiding citizens are facing charges for driving while intoxicated (DWI), many want to treat the offense like a traffic violation, rather than a serious criminal charge. Martin P. Bonventre, Esq. provides the same diligent advocacy to all of his clients, because he understands the lasting impact a DWI conviction can have on your life.

A conviction for DWI can carry a wide range of punishments, including:

  • Revocation or suspension of your driver's license
  • Installation of ignition interlock on your vehicle
  • Vehicle forfeiture
  • Fines
  • Jail time

I have the in-depth legal knowledge and skill necessary to break down DWI charges and analyze each element, ensuring that your rights are protected. While officers are trying to keep the streets safe, they sometimes overstep the legal limits of their job. My role is to ensure that your constitutional rights have been respected and to fight against the admission of evidence obtained illegally.

Every charge of drinking and driving can be defended — though not always in the same way. I am proactive in working with prosecutors to identify solutions that will address issues rather than simply punish people for their mistakes.

In a concerted effort to reduce drunk driving, all states and most local counties have imposed strict laws against driving while intoxicated (DWI). If you are arrested and charged with drunk driving, the consequences can be severe; you may lose your driver’s license, pay heavy fines, have your vehicle impounded and even receive a jail sentence. DWI convictions remain on your permanent criminal record and as a result, may interfere with your livelihood, causing you to lose your job or hinder future employment opportunities. With such high stakes, it is crucial that you contact a qualified DWI defense attorney as soon as you are arrested for driving while intoxicated.

I understand the anxiety and fear one feels after being arrested for drunk driving, and I will diligently represent you to ensure the best possible resolution for your case. I have a thorough understanding of sobriety tests and law enforcement protocol which can be part of an effective and comprehensive defense against the DWI charges you face. During my initial consultation with you, I will determine if there was police error, field sobriety test errors or inaccuracies, failure to follow proper protocol or administrative errors which may prove your innocence or lead to the dismissal of charges by the prosecution.

DWI cases are complex and the laws which govern them vary dramatically depending upon the state or municipality in which the charges are filed. I am well versed in all local and state-wide DWI regulations and have experience interacting with police departments, prosecutors and the department of motor vehicles. If you’ve been arrested for DWI, contact me today, and I will fight on your behalf to ensure your DWI arrest does not turn into a conviction.