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Understanding the Consequences of Leandra's Law

Accused of Drunk Driving With a Child in the Car? We Can Help.

If you were recently arrested for drunk driving with a child in the car, you could face serious penalties upon a felony conviction, including jail time, loss of license and a lasting criminal record. Under Leandra's Law, effective August 15, 2010, New York State legislators made it a felony to commit a DWI or DWAI when you have a child under the age of 15 in the vehicle. In addition to being an aggravated offense, it is now an automatic felony upon conviction.

Don't plead guilty. Contact us by e-mail or call toll free at 800-686-2840, to protect your rights after a Leandra's Law arrest.

Experienced at Fighting Serious DWI Charges

Edward T. McCormack is a Fishkill-based attorney with extensive experience handling complex cases throughout the Hudson Valley, including those involving drunk driving and children. If your case involved a personal injury or accident, it is even more critical to work with an experienced attorney who can aggressively defend your rights and interests in court.

The reality is that prosecutors are taking action and prosecuting these cases to the fullest. They are under serious pressure from the press and organizations like MADD and SADD to aggressively take action against any person arrested, regardless of the circumstances or facts of the case. Attorney Edward T. McCormack is experienced in the investigation of drunk driving allegations, including BAC DataMaster evidence, video surveillance, police reports and witness statements in your case.

Pursuing the Best Possible Results in Your Case

Remember that the critical point of defense is not always to prove innocence, but to ensure that you are not overcharged for a crime or convicted of a crime the state cannot prove you committed. A technicality or evidentiary problem could reduce your charges from a felony to a misdemeanor, which will have a significant impact on your long-term penalties and the consequences of you DWI, including your criminal record. Working with an experienced local advocate is critical to helping you protect your rights while reducing charges and penalties in your case.

Contact a Lawyer With Experience

If you have been charged with a Leandra's Law violation, contact a lawyer with a track record of telling it like it is and getting successful outcomes. Contact us by e-mail or call toll free at 800-686-2840.