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Bedford DWI Attorney

Arrested for DWI in Bedford, NY?

If you were recently arrested for DWI in Bedford, you are urged to contact The Law Offices of Robert Schuster for aggressive representation. Attorney Schuster is a former prosecutor who has handled thousands of criminal cases over the course of his career. His extensive experience working on both sides of the criminal process in the Bedford court has established him as one of the most knowledgeable, persuasive, and skilled criminal lawyers in New York.

Attorney Schuster received special training in negotiations from experts at Harvard, further enabling him to sharpen his ability to negotiate highly favorable plea bargains when his clients have the odds stacked against them. If you are facing criminal charges for a first, second or subsequent DWI offense, Attorney Schuster is the one to trust.

What are the penalties for DWI in Bedford?

It is against the law in Bedford to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or greater, but you can also be charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by a single drug other than alcohol (DWAI/Drug) if you are caught driving under the influence of an illegal street drug or even a lawfully prescribed prescription medication.

The penalties for DWI in New York are:

First DWI Offense or DWAI-Drug – $500 - $1,000 in fines, 1 year jail term, and license revocation for at least six months for DWI. License suspension for at least six months for DWAI-Drug.

Second DWI or DWAI-Drug violation within 10 years – E felony, punishable by $1,000 - $5,000 in fines, maximum jail term of 4 years, and license revocation for at least one year.

Third DWI or DWAI-Drug violation within 10 years – D felony, punishable by $2,000 - $10,000 in fines, maximum jail term of 7 years, and license revocation for at least one year.

A person is guilty of an Aggravated DWI when their BAC is .18% or higher. The penalties for an Aggravated DWI are $1,000 to $2,500 in fines, a maximum 1 year jail term, and a license revocation for at least one year. Additionally, surcharges are added to alcohol-related offenses with $260 being added to misdemeanors and $400 being charged for felonies; however, the exact amounts vary slightly depending upon the court of conviction.

Bedford, NY Justice Court

Where is the Town Court in Bedford, NY?

The Justice Court in Bedford is located at 321 N Bedford Rd, Bedford Hills, NY 10507:

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The Bedford Town Court is in the northwestern part of Westchester County in New York. It is known for handling numerous traffic ticket cases, especially violations for speeding on Interstate 684.

Judges: Erik P. Jacobsen and David A. Menken.

Clerks: Helen Magnotta and Diane Georgio

Phone: 914-666-6965

Email: Court@BedfordNY.info

When is the Bedford criminal court in session?

The Bedford Town Court holds trials and conferences for vehicle and traffic cases on every other Wednesday, with the schedule set by the court. Criminal hearings are held on Mondays at 9:00 AM, as are criminal jury trials, while criminal court is held every week on Thursdays at 7:00 PM.

Security Information for the Bedford Town Court

Note that visitors to the Bedford Town Court must pass through security screening including a magnetic metal detector. Weapons of any kind will not be allowed into the court, nor will certain other items as determined by the judges at their discretion. There is no voucher system to check your prohibited items, so it’s better to play it safe and leave anything questionable at home.

Payment of Fines and License Suspensions at the Bedford Town Court

Fines levied for traffic violations at the Bedford Town Court are determined by statutory minimums and by the discretion of the presiding judge, rather than by a schedule of set fines. Fines due for a plea of guilty or a conviction are due to be paid on the date of the trial or plea, with non-payment or late payment punishable by a suspension of the driver’s license. Note that if you are appearing at the Bedford Court following an arrest for DWI, you should plan to have a friend or family member present to drive you home, as your license may be suspended at the hearing.

Need a criminal attorney for an appaerance at Bedford Town Court?

If you are facing a DWI, sex crime or other criminal charges in Bedford, it's extremely important to find an excellent criminal defense attorney, and one who you can trust. Attorney Robert Schuster has an incredible 95% success rate for cases he has taken to trial. He began his career interning for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, DC, after receiving his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University in 1994. As a former prosecutor, he is well-versed in all areas of the law, not just criminal defense. He can put his years of experience to use for your case.

Experienced Criminal Lawyer for Misdemeanor and Felony Defense

Whether you are facing domestic violence charges, DWI charges, or drug offense charges, Mr. Schuster can help you. He believes nothing comes before his clients' rights. If you have never dealt with criminal charges, you may not be aware that defendants have many rights. You do not have to speak to law enforcement without your lawyer present. If you were arrested, the officer placing you under arrest should have advised you of this law when by reading you your Miranda rights. If you were not read your Miranda rights and you spoke to law enforcement, the prosecutor may not be able to use anything you said against you in court.

If you speak with law enforcement without the guidance of an attorney, you may accidentally incriminate yourself. Your words could be misconstrued by law enforcement. Speaking to the police without an attorney present could put you at great risk. However, if you already spoke with law enforcement, you still need to hire a criminal defense attorney. Just because you spoke to the police does not mean you will definitely be convicted of your charges, but you need to hire a proactive lawyer to help you immediately. At the Law Offices of Robert Schuster, your attorney's priority will be ensuring that your rights are protected. Mr. Schuster will make sure that your legal proceedings are fair and that you have every opportunity to defend against the charges you face, whether a misdemeanor or serious felony offense. Contact him for help today.

Bedford Resources

Bedford City Site
Bedford Justice Court
Bedford Town Court on Google+
Map of Bedford
Information about Criminal Defense

Arrested for DWI? Contact a Bedford DWI lawyer today.

The Bedford Justice Court imposes harsh penalties upon those convicted of DWI. Not only do you face license suspension or revocation and incarceration, but a conviction would mean skyrocketing insurance premiums and a permanent criminal record, which will have a negative impact on your ability to find employment.

If you are facing DWI charges, you are urged to contact Bedford DWI Lawyer, Robert Schuster for the aggressive defense representation you need.