Protecting The Rights Of Ithaca Residents Charged With DWI
Police Officers Are Not Above Making Mistakes
While we acknowledge that police officers have a difficult job, they still make mistakes. Furthermore, there can be testing oversights, and some officers deliberately ignore proper procedures. These kinds of errors violate your rights and could lead to a wrongful conviction.
From challenging the initial stop to reviewing the tests that allegedly prove intoxication, Attorney Baker will spend the time necessary to get to the facts. Certain procedures may have been ignored during the field sobriety test and blood test. Your breath sample could have been contaminated, which could lead to an inaccurately high reading.
After evaluating the events surrounding your arrest and the evidence collected, DWI defense lawyer James Baker will determine the best possible legal and technical defenses.
Your Driver’s License Can Be Suspended Before You Are Convicted
After you’ve been arrested for most driving while intoxicated offenses, the law requires that your driver’s license be suspended on the first day that you appear in court, for the duration of the prosecution. Attorney Baker will meet with you before your first court appearance and will prepare the papers necessary to preserve your ability to drive for necessities such as work and medical appointments.
Sometimes when a DWI charge is pending in court, the Department of Motor Vehicles will conduct separate proceedings to take action against your license. Attorney Baker is well experienced with these proceedings, and will prepare to accompany you to the hearing and to defend your license and privilege to drive against the DMV.
Contact DWI Defense Attorney James A. Baker
Attorney Baker prepares thoroughly for each DWI or license revocation case that comes to his office. Schedule an initial consultation by filling out his intake form or calling his office in Ithaca, New York, at 607-216-9921 or toll free at 888-845-0178.