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.
Bedford Criminal Defense Attorney
At The Law Offices of Robert Schuster you will work with the leading regional
criminal and DWI/DUI defense attorney and his team who provide you with
unmatched strength in strategic analysis along with decades of experience
obtaining personalized and highly successful client outcomes. At the boutique
criminal law practice he founded, Attorney Robert Schuster has achieved
an unparalleled reputation for detailed and effective representation.
This is a firm that specializes in exclusively handling felony and misdemeanor
criminal defense and DWI cases in Westchester County, New York City, and
in all surrounding counties. Throughout his career, Attorney Schuster
has personally tried dozens of cases to verdict, enjoying a success rate
of over 95%, earning him highly-regarded industry awards such as The National
Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers as well as recognition
as one of the Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in America by Rue Ratings
and in founding one of the 10 Best Criminal Law Firms by The American
Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys in 2017. Judges and prosecutors alike
recognize Mr. Schuster’s professionalism, tenacity, and dedication
to his clients. He has never failed to garner a dismissal or a lesser
included offense in a DWI trial and has never allowed a client to go to
be sentenced to Jail or Prison when the sole top count was a DWI felony
or misdemeanor. As a result, he has also been recognized as one of the
Top 10 Lawyers for DWI in the State of New York by both The American Jurist
Institute and The American Institute of DWI Attorneys. Importantly, clients
of the firm enjoy direct communication with Attorney Schuster, who, unlike
most, limits his practice so he can personally handle every Court appearance
in over 99% of his cases—when you hire The Law Offices of Robert
Schuster, you get Robert Schuster.
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.
Attorney Schuster’s path towards the top of the New York Criminal
Defense bar began with his undergraduate education as both premed and
prelaw student at John Hopkins University, where he graduated with the
highest academic honor the University bestows. He then obtained his Juris
Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center at which time he also
interned at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington DC. After his
immediate admission to the New York bar in 1995, he served as an Assistant
District Attorney where he was placed in charge of more than eight municipal
and local courts. He was also responsible for appeals on numerous murder
cases, presenting cases to grand jury and for trying dozens of criminal
and quasi-criminal cases to verdict. This breadth and intensity of experience
earned him advanced prosecutorial insight that he leveraged and developed
into powerful, in-depth defense strategies for thousands of clients in
the years to come. After entering private practice in 1997 and founding
his criminal defense law firm in 1998, Attorney Schuster has been honing
his skills and experience, handling thousands of cases to their successful
conclusion before State and Federal Courts throughout the Westchester
County and New York Region. His high-profile cases have included full
dismissals of charges against celebrity clients as well as for private
attorneys, physicians and executives. Although those cases have been covered
by ABC News, NBC News, People Magazine, the Herald Tribune, New York Newsday,
Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, and dozens of other
media outlets, the vast majority of Attorney Schuster’s caseload
involves DWI/DUI and Criminal Defense for hard-working men and women who
find themselves on the wrong end of a poor choice or simply unjustly accused.
Why Hire The Law Offices of Robert Schuster for Your Case in Bedford
- Attorney Schuster personally attends each court appearance with his client
- 1994 Graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center
- Named Top 10 DWI Lawyer in New York by the American Institute of DWI Attorneys
- 10 Best Attorneys, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2019
- 10 Best in Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2017
- 10 Best Law Firms, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2017
- Nation's Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel
- “10 Best” American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
- "Superior DUI Attorney" The National Advocacy for DUI Defense,
LLC (NAFDD), 2014
- 10.0 "Superb" Rating from Avvo
- Avvo Clients' Choice Awards from 2014-2018 for Criminal Defense
- 5-Star Client Review Rating on Google+
- Named Top 10 DWI Attorney by the American Jurist Institute
- A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau
- Highly Accomplished Former Prosecutor
- 95% Success Rate at Trial
- The Firm Has Never Lost a DWI Trial
- The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers
- Named as one of the Top 100 DWI attorneys in New York State by the NAFDD
- Recognized as Premier 100 Trial Attorney by the American Academy of Trial
Attorneys 2014 – 2016
- Named Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer by American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA)
- Top 100 Best Attorneys of America by Rue Ratings
- Thousands of Cases Resolved. Unmatched Results.
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 DWI Lawyer
From his Westchester Office, Attorney Robert Schuster provides clients
with a thorough and precise defense. The total defense package clients
receive from Attorney Schuster involves leaving no stone unturned during
investigation and discovery, utilizing his creative vision to see every
permutation and possible defense in your case to predict risks and potential
outcomes, and leveraging his experience and intellect to generate a personally
tailored strategic plan to procure the very best possible result for you.
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.
DWI Attorney in Bedford
Whether you have been arrested and charged unjustly or caught up in the
consequences of a serious mistake, a conviction for a criminal or DWI
offense can bring wide-ranging and long-lasting consequences. Westchester
County Criminal and DWI Defense Attorney Robert Schuster and his team
of paralegals and lawyers understand that avoiding jail time, driver’s
license revocation and collateral employment consequences are crucial
to each client he chooses to represent. Attorney Schuster understands
that despite full preparation, each courtroom appearance can yield unpredictable
actions from a prosecutor or Judge. Being present at those times for a
client is crucial in a criminal defense and DWI cases. Attorney Schuster
makes it part of his professional creed to ensure that each stage of the
process is maximized for his client. So, unlike many in the field, Criminal
Defense Attorney Schuster does not pawn your case off on associate lawyers
for crucial court appearances. Attorney Schuster deliberately limits his
practice so he can be present every time you go before a judge. Together
with his support and guidance, you can confidently challenge any criminal
charge filed against you with the peace of mind that you are getting the
attention, analysis, and ultimately the results you require and deserve.
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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
Call 914-241-0004 at any time to retain the best rated and top reviewed
criminal defense and DWI lawyer for your case. Attorney Robert Schuster
accepts calls 24/7 for client emergencies. Initial telephone consultations
are free of charge.