DWIs and DUIs
One of the most common charges people are arrested for in Suffolk County are Driving While Intoxicated and Driving Under the Influence of Drugs. Since 1974, attorney Craig Purcell has been representing people charged with DWI or DUI exclusively in Suffolk County. He has tried many DWI cases, including some where there were fatal accidents. When our client’s licenses have been suspended because of such an arrest, he has handled dozens of hearings, known as hardship hearings, to attempt to obtain a temporary license so that our clients can go to and from work. If our clients are alleged to have refused to take a Breathalyzer test at the precinct after their arrest, he has handled dozen of hearings at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Hauppauge and Riverhead to show that his clients did not willfully and knowingly refuse the test, and therefore should be given a temporary license pending the outcome of their case.
The District Attorney’s Office of Suffolk County has very strict guidelines pertaining to what the Assistant District Attorney’s can offer a defendant charged with DWI in order to dispose of his or her case without a trial. Mr. Purcell handles these cases on almost a daily basis. He has the experience and knowledge to navigate the guidelines set up by the District Attorney and achieve fair plea bargains for DWI cases. He will investigate your case, refer you for an alcohol evaluation, if indicated, help you obtain character reference letters and do everything within his power to convince the District Attorney’s Office that you should be given a reasonable disposition of your case.
If you have been charged with DWI or DUI for the second or even a third time, Mr. Purcell has the skill and experience with the court system to obtain the best possible disposition of your case. He will do everything in his power to avoid your serving jail time, and even if that is not possible, he will likewise try everything in his power on your behalf to keep your sentence to a minimum.
If you are charged with a crime in Suffolk County, including white collar and drug crimes, please set up an appointment with Mr. Purcell at Glynn Mercep and Purcell, LLP. There will be no fee for the initial consultation and we will set a fee to represent you after he hears all of the facts of your case. We will rarely set a fee over the telephone, and encourage you to come in and see us for the free consultation so that we can evaluate the entire matter and determine a fee that will be fair and reasonable.