DWI And Traffic Crime Defense For Residents And Out-Of-State Visitors

Facing a drunk driving arrest or serious traffic violations can make the future seem bleak. If you are facing charges at the felony or misdemeanor level, we can represent your case in Broome County, Greater Binghamton and surrounding New York areas. We also represent out-of-town clients and tourists - and can fight your traffic case without ever having you appear in court.

The Law Office of Jack Kotchick has over 30 years of experience both prosecuting and defending driving offenses. This proficiency helps us see all sides and how to fight for the best possible outcome. We will work to keep your traffic case out of court and handle all the moving parts for you. Do not hesitate to bring your case to us, including cases involving:

  • First-time or recurring DWI or DWAI-Drug charges
  • Leandra's Law violations
  • Suspended license and ignition interlock violations
  • Speeding, reckless driving or failure to yield
  • Work and School Zone Traffic Violations
  • Tickets for cell phone use and texting while driving
  • Unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle

New York DWI Facts You Should Know

In the state of New York, a DWI conviction will likely affect your job and driving privileges. Fighting the charges with a knowledgeable defense attorney is essential. When uncontested, your penalties can include jail time, ignition interlock devices, alcohol screenings, license suspension and/or revocation, ongoing fees or substantial fines, and future background check issues. These penalties can lead to long-standing impacts on your career, auto insurance rates and financial stability.

We advise our clients to think carefully before you refuse a Breathalyzer - New York State requires this test, and you can lose your license for a year for refusing, but the evidence provided to law enforcement when taking this test may outweigh the penalties. Clients should never plead guilty to a ticket or criminal charge before speaking with an attorney. Being pulled over for a DWI with a child in the car is automatically escalated to a felony charge under Leandra's Law.

We Help Repeat Offenders

If you are facing repeat charges, we have the legal aptitude to assist you. Serious traffic violations, DWI or DWAI charges are criminal offenses that can remain on your license record and have repercussions for the rest of your life. We handle all violation-level traffic matters on a simple, flat-fee basis. We offer payment plans for misdemeanor and felony-level matters for those who demonstrate financial need.

Traffic Ticket And DWI Defense For Your Case

Call today or use our online form to seek advisement on your charges. We offer free consultations and will work with the appropriate district attorney's office and courts in hopes of achieving a charge reduction or dismissal. Contact attorney Jack Kotchick at 607-821-0551.