Driving While Intoxicated or Impaired are serious offenses which can have severe criminal, civil and administrative consequences. A conviction for violation of Section 1192 of New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law carries mandatory fines, mandatory suspension of your privilege to drive in New York State, as well as the very real possibility of jail time. In many jurisdictions a conviction can also serve as the basis for the loss of your vehicle through a forfeiture proceeding.
These charges have impact beyond the courthouse
To obtain the best outcome possible you should be represented by attorneys who have had experience and can advise you and represent you before the criminal court, department of motor vehicles and civil forefiture proceedings.
You need an experienced attorney at your side
John Tasolides served as Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)Coordinator for the District Attorney of Kings County New York where he was responsible for screening all DWI arrests county wide, as well as the training and supervision of attorneys in the trial of those matters, and as representative to the New York City Department of Transportation and New York State District Attorney's Legislative Lobby on DWI matters.
He has lectured on the subject of Driving While Intoxicated and Vehicular offenses at the New York City Police Academy, lectured and written training materials for continuing legal education programs at The Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court, First Department, The New York County Lawyers Association, The Suffolk County Bar Association, as well as The Nassau County Women's Bar Association.
Since leaving public service in 1986 John Tasolides has defended individuals against charges of Driving While Intoxicated in criminal. administrative and civil proceedings throughout the State of New York.