Trust Schalk, Ciaccio & Kahn P.C. When You Need Help
At Schalk, Ciaccio & Kahn P.C., we proudly offer specialized legal representation for personal injuries and criminal defense cases throughout Mineola, NY. Our drug offense and DWI lawyers have more than 50 years of combined experience. We provide comprehensive legal defenses to help those accused of crimes. Regardless of whether you’re facing charges for DWI, drug crimes, white-collar crimes, or any other crime, we invite you to reach out to schedule your free consultation. You can rely on our attorneys to explain each step of the legal process thoroughly while creating a personalized defense strategy. Call today for the proper legal representation you deserve.
Common Legal Defenses to DWI Charges
A DWI is a criminal offense that can come with life-changing penalties. If you’ve been charged, having experienced legal representation committed to fighting for your rights is crucial. Our seasoned DWI lawyers are former prosecutors and have received law enforcement training on the proper functioning of tests and the administration of standardized field sobriety tests. We’ll work tirelessly to assess the evidence in your case and create a robust defense strategy that strives for the best possible outcome. Here are some of the common legal defenses used in DWI cases:
- Miranda Rights Violation – If you were not read your Miranda Rights before custodial interrogation, this allows our DWI lawyers to suppress any statement obtained.
- Defective Testing Equipment – A common defense is based on challenging the reliability of the testing equipment. For example, if the breathalyzer is not stored correctly or calibrated, it can result in faulty readings.
- Lack of Probable Cause – If an officer did not have probable cause, the evidence obtained against you may be inadmissible in court. The probable cause can be based on swerving or weaving between lanes. The office has broad discretion in determining whether a stop is appropriate. However, the charge may be flawed due to a lack of probable cause to make the arrest.
Discover the Benefits of Hiring Seasoned Drug Crime Lawyers
New York State is known for its strict laws regarding possessing, using, and selling controlled substances. This can be a life-changing penalty, especially if this isn’t your first offense. If you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor possession charge or a major felony for selling a controlled substance, it’s important to have seasoned drug crime lawyers on your side. Our lawyers will help you represent yourself accurately while working towards the best outcome. We have represented clients charged with drug crimes such as possession, cultivation, manufacturing, sale, and trafficking. We’ve created a list of the benefits of hiring our experienced drug crime lawyers:
- Familiar With The Court System
- There to Help You Navigate The Legal System
- Experience as Former Prosecutor
- Drug Crime Case Experience
- Legal Guidance for Next Steps
When Should I Hire a Drug Crime Lawyer?
While some states soften their stance on drugs, New York maintains harsh penalties for those found to be in possession, selling, or manufacturing illegal substances. The best way to challenge any drug-related crime in court is with the assistance of an experienced law firm by your side. Our drug crime lawyers have worked as both the prosecution and defense and have unique insight into the process. We’ll take the time to understand the charges against you, listen to your experience, and create a defense to help you get the best outcome possible
Why Choose Schalk, Ciaccio & Kahn P.C.?
We are a full-service litigation firm specializing in personal injury and criminal law. Our trial attorneys have decades of combined experience. They are committed to keenly representing our clients throughout Long Island and Mineola, NY. At Schalk, Ciacco & Kahn P.C., we understand facing charges for DWI and drug-related offenses can be overwhelming. We’ll work with you through each step of the legal process while gathering evidence to closely analyze each aspect of the accusations against you, as former prosecutors or criminal defense lawyers know how the other side sees matters. Rest assured, we’ll work tirelessly to ensure you have the best legal representation.
Our Mineola Attorneys Will Represent You
It’s important to act quickly and establish reliable legal counsel when facing legal trouble, whether drug-related charges or a DWI. The attorneys at Schalk, Ciaccio & Kahn P.C. are committed to offering experienced legal representation to individuals in Mineola and Long Island, NY. Our knowledgeable attorneys will work with you to help you understand the charges leveled against you while providing well-researched and comprehensive counsel. We’ll create a personalized defense strategy that protects your rights and freedom. Regardless of if you’ve been arrested for DWI or need a defense against possession of narcotics, you can rely on us to be there for you. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.