Top Utica DUI / DWI Lawyers - New York

Hobika Law Firm has served workers throughout New York for more than 40 years, advocating on their behalf after on-the-job injuries. These injuries can be caused by falls, equipment failure, repetitive stress and other serious accidents, sometimes causing the worker to miss work for lengthy periods of time — or even permanently. We carefully evaluate the circumstances of the accident and...

At the Melita Smelyansky Law Office we specialize in criminal law cases. From our Albany, New York, law office, our team guides people across the state through DWI and DUI cases, in addition to other charges that present serious concerns about their future. Using cutting-edge technology and our in-depth knowledge of how the legal system works, we have a proven track record of securing case...

Facing a DUI - DWI?

You've come to the right place. If you've been arrested for DUI (Driving Under the Influence), DWI (Driving While Intoxicated), or another drunk driving offense, you may lose your license, pay hefty fines, or face jail time.

A DUI - DWI attorney may challenge aspects of a DUI - DWI charge, including breathalyzer results, blood tests, and chemical testing procedures.

Use FindLaw to hire a local DUI - DWI attorney to defend you at each stage of a DUI-DWI case -- from arrest to an appeal after conviction.

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