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I have been voted "Best Lawyer on Long Island for the last 5 years, I was featured as a Trailblazer by the prestigious New York Law Journal in 2019 and have a perfect 10 “superb” rating from AVVO.

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I treasure my clients and truly appreciate that they retain me to defend them in matters of such importance. I will do everything in my power to get you a great result.

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All of my clients receive my personal cell phone number. Clients can contact me anytime. New clients can feel free to text me anytime as well on my cell (631) 903-3733

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We understand this can be one of the most embarrassing, stressful times in their lives. We are here to help.

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I will answer all of your questions. I will explain the DWI charges you face. I will explain potential strategies to win your case. New clients ALWAYS feel better after they speak to me.

- Ed Palermo

East Hampton DWI Attorney

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Trusted DWI Lawyers Serving East Hampton, NY

For nearly three decades, I have dedicated my legal career to providing unwavering support and expert counsel to individuals facing DWI charges in East Hampton. My commitment to client satisfaction has been the cornerstone of my practice, and I am honored to have had the privilege of representing clients throughout the years. As an experienced East Hampton DWI Attorney, I understand the complexities of DWI cases and the impact they can have on your life.

Throughout the decades, I’ve personally seen significant shifts in DWI enforcement, with the legal landscape becoming stricter and imposing harsher penalties for DWI offenses. Today, even one-time DWI arrests often lead to jail time and a permanent criminal record. You can rest assured knowing I am here to navigate these challenges. I will work tirelessly to safeguard your rights and secure the best possible outcome as your East Hampton drunk driving lawyer.

Voted Best Lawyer on Long Island

It is with great pride that I share the recognition of being voted “Best Lawyer on Long Island” for the years 2019 – 2023 in the BFCU Best of Long Island Contest. This accolade is a testament to my dedication to the legal profession and the satisfaction of my clients. I approach each case with a commitment to excellence, and this recognition is a reflection of the positive outcomes I have achieved for those I have had the privilege to represent.

I have also been recognized by the prestigious New York Law Journal as a “Trailblazer”. I have a perfect “10” rating from AVVO and my clients have written many 5-star reviews after I have represented them on Google and other platforms.

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Meet Ed Palermo

I am a Suffolk County DWI Lawyer with more than 29 years of experience. I concentrate my practice on helping individuals who face DWI charges. I have represented more than 1000 Long Island and NYC residents over my career.

I am proud of my track record of success. Helping my clients is my only goal. If you or a loved one needs a Long Island DWI Lawyer, please do not hesitate to call me today. I am always here to help.

There is no substitute for experience when finding a Long Island DWI Attorney. I am always happy to extend my family of clients. I will fight for you and make sure that you always feel protected and secure.


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Frequently Asked Questions When Faced with a DWI Charge

Facing a DWI charge can be overwhelming, and it’s natural to have numerous questions about the legal process. Below are some frequently asked questions that individuals often have when confronted with a DWI charge:
What are the potential consequences of a DWI conviction?
A DWI conviction can result in severe consequences, including fines, license suspension, increased insurance premiums, mandatory alcohol education programs, and even imprisonment. The severity of the penalties depends on factors such as prior convictions and the level of intoxication.
Do I need an attorney for a DWI case?
Yes, seeking legal representation is crucial when facing a DWI charge. An experienced DWI attorney can navigate the complex legal system, challenge evidence, and build a strong defense tailored to your unique case. Having an attorney by your side increases the likelihood of a favorable outcome.
Can I challenge the results of a breathalyzer or blood test?
Yes, it is possible to challenge the results of a breathalyzer or blood test. Errors in testing procedures, equipment calibration, or other factors may impact the accuracy of these tests. An attorney can scrutinize the evidence and identify potential weaknesses in the prosecution’s case.
What should I do if I’ve been arrested for DWI?
If you’ve been arrested for DWI, it’s crucial to remain calm and contact an experienced DWI attorney immediately. Refrain from providing any statements to law enforcement without your attorney present. Your lawyer will guide you through the legal process and work to protect your rights.

Types of DWI Charges and Implications

DWI charges can vary based on factors such as blood alcohol content (BAC), prior offenses, and the presence of aggravating circumstances. Understanding the different classes of DWI charges is crucial in developing an effective defense strategy:

  • First-Time Offense: A first-time DWI offense may result in license suspension, fines, and mandatory participation in alcohol education programs.
  • Aggravated DWI: This charge applies when a driver’s BAC exceeds a certain threshold, in New York it is 0.18% or higher. Penalties are more severe, including increased fines and potential jail time.
  • Felony DWI: Multiple DWI convictions or incidents involving injury or death can elevate the charge to a felony, carrying severe consequences, including lengthy prison sentences.
    Navigating these classifications requires a thorough understanding of the specific details surrounding your case. As your attorney, I will assess the circumstances, identify potential defenses, and work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome.
  • Consequences of a DWI Charge: Understanding the potential consequences of a DWI charge is crucial for making informed decisions and taking proactive steps to protect your rights. The repercussions may include:
  • Financial Penalties: A DWI conviction often results in substantial fines, court costs, and other financial obligations. These financial penalties can place a significant burden on individuals and their families.
  • License Suspension: A DWI conviction may lead to the suspension of your driver’s license, restricting your ability to commute to work, school, or other essential activities. This can have far-reaching consequences on your daily life.
  • Increased Insurance Premiums: Insurance premiums typically skyrocket after a DWI conviction. The increased costs can strain your budget for years to come, making it essential to address the charges effectively.
  • Criminal Record: A DWI conviction results in a criminal record, which can impact employment opportunities, housing options, and other aspects of your life. Clearing your record or minimizing the impact is a priority in my legal representation.

Contact Our East Hampton DWI Attorney for Help

If you are facing a DWI charge in East Hampton, don’t navigate the legal complexities alone. I am here to provide the expert guidance and dedicated representation you need to protect your rights and secure the best possible outcome. Contact me, Ed Palermo, today for a confidential consultation, and let me put my DWI legal experience to work for you. Your future is too important to leave to chance, and I am committed to being your trusted advocate throughout the legal process.

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