DUI & DWI

Staten Island DUI/DWI Attorney

If you have been arrested for driving while drunk or under the influence of drugs, your rights and freedoms may be in jeopardy. A conviction can impact you for years, limiting your ability to drive, affecting your finances, and making it difficult to find employment. Even with stakes this high, you should not lose hope. 

At The Law Offices of Helene Mark, we work aggressively to defend those who have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI)/driving while intoxicated (DWI). Our traffic law attorney, Helene Mark, has decades of experience and has secured countless favorable outcomes in DUI/DWI cases. She is a skilled advocate who knows the ins and outs of New York and New Jersey laws. With her on your side, you can move ahead with confidence. 

Allow our firm to serve you. We get to know our clients and treat them with compassion. To us, this makes all the difference. Tell your story to our Staten Island DUI/DWI lawyer in a free consultation. We can conduct these meetings in person or virtually. 

To schedule your consultation, call (646) 891-1329 or contact us online

Understanding First Offense DUI Consequences in Staten Island

Navigating a first offense DUI charge in Staten Island can be daunting, especially with the unique challenges that come with living in this vibrant borough. The local government, including the Office of the Mayor and the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT), enforces strict regulations to ensure road safety. This means that even a first-time DUI offense can lead to severe penalties, such as hefty fines, potential jail time, and the suspension of your driving privileges.

Residents of Staten Island often rely heavily on their vehicles for commuting, given the limited public transportation options compared to other NYC boroughs. Losing your driving privileges can significantly impact your daily life, from getting to work to running essential errands. Additionally, a DUI conviction can tarnish your record, making it difficult to secure employment, especially in industries that require a clean driving history.

At The Law Offices of Helene Mark, we understand the local landscape and the specific pain points faced by Staten Island residents. Our team is committed to providing personalized legal support to help you navigate these challenges. We are familiar with the local courts and the nuances of Staten Island's legal environment, which allows us to craft effective defense strategies tailored to your situation.

If you find yourself facing a first offense DUI charge, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We offer free consultations, both in-person and virtually, to discuss your case and explore your options. Let us help you protect your rights and work towards a favorable outcome.

Commonly Asked Questions

What are the potential consequences of a first offense DUI in Staten Island?

A first offense DUI can have serious repercussions that may affect various aspects of your life. If convicted, you could face penalties that include jail time, the loss of your driving privileges, substantial fines, and challenges in securing future employment due to a criminal record. The specific consequences can vary based on the circumstances of the offense and your individual legal history.

What should I do immediately after being arrested for a DUI/DWI in Staten Island?

If you're arrested for a DUI/DWI in Staten Island, it's crucial to contact a qualified defense attorney as soon as possible. They can guide you through the legal process, help you understand your rights, and begin crafting a defense strategy. It's also important to refrain from discussing your case with anyone but your attorney to avoid inadvertently harming your defense.

Can I schedule a virtual consultation with a Staten Island DUI/DWI lawyer?

Yes, you can schedule a virtual consultation with a Staten Island DUI/DWI lawyer at The Law Offices of Helene Mark. This allows you to discuss your case remotely, which can be more convenient and accessible. During the consultation, you can share your story, ask questions, and receive legal advice on how to proceed with your DUI/DWI charge.

Why should I choose The Law Offices of Helene Mark for my DUI/DWI defense in Staten Island?

Choosing The Law Offices of Helene Mark for your DUI/DWI defense in Staten Island means you'll be working with a team that treats clients with compassion and dedication. With decades of experience and a track record of favorable outcomes, our attorney, Helene Mark, is well-equipped to navigate the legal system and advocate on your behalf. We prioritize getting to know our clients and providing personalized legal strategies.

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Five-Star Client Reviews In Their Own Words

We prioritize your experience, and it shows in our reviews. Read through client testimonials below or call (646) 891-1329 today to start with a free consultation.

    "Genuinely the Best"
    Helene has genuinely been the best lawyer I’ve ever had. My expectations have been exceeded beyond compare and I am extremely grateful for her. Words cannot describe the relief I feel.
    - Oscar R.
    "Worth Every Dollar"
    I've used Helene personally several times, as well as referring her to EVERYONE I know — she is AMAZING. My most recent ticket, doing 75 in a 50 on the BQE in Brooklyn — DISMISSED.
    - Christopher S.
    "They Kept Me Updated"
    Helene Mark is a great lawyer. She got my speeding ticket dismissed. Kathy always kept me updated after many postponements. I highly recommend Helene for anyone who gets a traffic violation.
    - Tony C.
    "Ticket Dismissed!"
    Helene Mark was always on top of it every time the court gave me a new date for my traffic ticket I was fighting. She kept me updated because I would sometimes forget to ask. Highly recommend.
    - Joann D.
    "Well Worth the Money"
    Ticket dismissed. Well worth the money. Helene Mark and her team made everything so easy for me and I didn’t need to worry. Definitely recommend her.
    - Kerryann H.
    "One of the Best Attorneys"
    Helene is one of the best attorneys in Staten Island, she kept me out of suspension for the first 2 moving violation tickets and got my 3rd ticket dismissed. I am grateful to her.
    - Former Client
    "Professional and Courteous"
    Hired Helene Mark’s office from the start. I could not be happier. Will never hire anyone else & tell anyone I know to look no further in finding someone to defend against their traffic tickets! Both dismissed.
    - Ken W.
    "Very Pleased"
    They took the burden off of me of having to deal with any of the NY court services. The staff has always been responsive when I’ve had to reach out. Thank you!
    - Ciro S.

The Penalties for DUI/DWI in New York & New Jersey

The penalties for DUI/DWI in New York and New Jersey often include fines, jail time, and license suspensions/revocations. The severity of penalties depends on whether an offense has been repeated, among other factors. 

A first-time DWAI in New York can result in a fine of up to $500, 15 days in jail, and a 90-day license suspension. The fines and jail time increase to as much as $1,500 and 180 days for second and third offenses. Repeat DWAI convictions also come with a six-month license revocation. 

For DWI in New York, the penalties range from $500 to $10,000 in fines and one to four years of incarceration. A conviction will also lead the state to revoke licenses for six months or longer. 

New Jersey’s DUI/DWI penalties include fines of up to $1,000, imprisonment between 30 and 180 days, and license forfeiture/suspension. 

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