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Plea Bargaining in Drunk Driving Cases in New York City

Every DA's office in New York City has a different Drunk Driving plea policy. Mostly each office will focus on the results of the breathalyzer, if there was an accident, and if this is the person's first arrest. However, if you blow over a .16 on the breathalyzer machine, most prosecutors will tell you that they will not offer a plea. This policy is simply ridiculous but it is one that many of them follow.


We have negotiated hundreds of plea deals in all of the New York City Courts. The plea bargaining process is fluid and you need to hire an attorney who understands how a prosecutor looks at a drunk driving case. For instance, you never negotiate at the beginnig because that is when the prosecutor will just have received the case and he will only give you a knee jerk reaction which you will not like. Also, often on the spot negotiations in court work well and can give you a great deal.

These are just some of the factors that go into the process. If you have been arrested for drunk driving in New York City, contact us at 917-519-8417 and let us work for you.