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
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:
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: Nancy Artese & Diane Georgio
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.
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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
If you are facing DWI charges, you are urged to
contact Bedford DWI Lawyer, Robert Schuster for the aggressive defense representation you need.