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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.
There is no Lawyer fighting harder than me!
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.
I am always directly available to my clients
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.
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
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 be rest assured that I am here to navigate these challenges, I will work tirelessly to safeguard your rights and secure the best possible outcome for you.
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.
Arrested For A Criminal or DWI charge? You Probably Have A Number Of Questions:
- Will I go to jail?
- Will I be placed on probation?
- Will I have a permanent criminal record?
- Will I lose my license?
- What happens when I go to court?
- How long will the court process last?
- How can I find the best lawyer to defend me?
Notable DWI Results
Edward represented a New Jersey Businessman charged with DWI
East Hampton DWI Lawyer Edward Palermo negotiates a reduction of the criminal charges to a non-criminal traffic violation.
Medical Doctor charged with DWI
Edward Palermo negotiates reduction to simple traffic infraction to insure no negative impact on Doctor’s career.
Pennsylvania business man charged with DWI
East Hampton DWI Lawyer Edward Palermo negotiates a reduced charge of only a single traffic violation.
Edward Palermo represented student at Stony Brook University charged with DWI
Again, Edward negotiates a reduction of the criminal charges to a non-criminal traffic violation.
Edward Palermo represented a Brooklyn resident in a DWI charge on Long Island
As a successful real estate broker, the client was concerned about the effect a criminal conviction would have on his professional license and livelihood. The District Attorney would not reduce the charge to a non-criminal traffic violation because the client was previously arrested for driving while intoxicated. Edward found a flaw in the prosecution’s handling of the case and made a motion to dismiss the case. The motion was granted in its entirety and the case was completely DISMISSED.
Client charged with aggravated DWI
Client is a financial professional and his future career advancement was in jeopardy if convicted of this serious misdemeanor crime. The Suffolk County District Attorney VERY RARELY agrees to reduce such a charge because of the elevated Blood Alcohol Content finding by police. Long Island DWI Attorney Edward Palermo negotiated an extremely favorable resolution which will lead to the reduction of the aggravated DWI to a simple traffic infraction after 1 year of good behavior by the client. His professional license and future career opportunities are secure.
Client charged with DWI after driving his vehicle into a residential home
The District Attorney originally recommended jail time. Long Island DWI Lawyer Edward Palermo negotiated a very favorable outcome which will lead to dismissal of criminal charges and only a traffic violation after 1 year of good conduct by client.
Client charged with aggravated DWI and additional violations with a motor vehicle accident
Edward Palermo scheduled the matter for trial before The Honorable Joseph Girardi of the Nassau County First District Court. First, Edward was able to obtain dismissal of the additional violations after motion during the trial and the client was then found NOT GUILTY of the aggravated DWI charge after trial. All charges dismissed and client, who is a teacher, was able to resume his life and career with a clean record.
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.
"...very hard working and did his best to get me a favorable outcome."
I hired attorney Ed Palermo when I was facing robbery charges last year. He was very hard working and did his best to get me a favorable outcome. Thank you, Ed!
"Ed Palermo is your best option."
Attorney Palermo was my domestic violence defense lawyer when I was accused of domestic violence. I had a really hard time when I was charged but attorney Palermo was there to make the process easier. There's no one else I would recommend. If you are facing domestic violence charges in New York, Ed Palermo is your best option.
"He is extremely sharp in court..."
I had reverently used Ed Palermo as my attorney in a criminal case. Was extremely pleased with the outcome. He is extremely sharp in court and reached the exact outcome we had discussed prior. I would strongly recommend to anyone.
Having attorney Ed Palermo as my defense attorney was an amazing experience. He knew the law inside and out and kept me updated throughout my case. So grateful!
"Miracle worker and such a gentleman."
I searched for a lawyer for a friend of mine and hands down Ed is the Best lawyer on Long Island. The Best!!!!!!! I’d refer him to anyone. Miracle worker and such a gentleman.
"... took care of me through every stage."
Ed guided and took care of me through every stage. Any question I had or concern he would explain the situation, options and how we overcome it to resolve the best outcome for me.
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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.