Keetick Sanchez, Esq. Offers Aggressive Defense For Those Who Are Accused of DWIs In Queens

Many who face DWI charges in Queens misunderstand the laws surrounding these charges. They come to Keetick Sanchez, Esq. often frightened and confused about their charges and the consequences of a conviction. However, Ms. Sanchez, a Queens DWI lawyer, is here to help protect the rights of her clients.

“When a client comes into my office, we sit down and talk about the charges and their possible defense. In most cases, by going over the options available to them, I can help them be less fearful and we can take a thoughtful and intelligent approach to their defense in order to get them back on track with their life. Mistakes happen and, most of the time, my clients are simply people who have made a mistake. In many of these cases, my clients are first time offenders and the courts look at them more leniently.”

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Oftentimes, Ms. Sanchez’s clients aren’t aware of the options and defenses available to them or even the difference in charges. Driving while alcohol impaired (DWAI) and driving under the influence (DUI) are different crimes carrying different consequences. This is when its important to seek counsel of a criminal defense lawyer in Queens.

Although it is illegal to drive once your physical and mental capabilities are impaired by alcohol or drugs, it’s not illegal to drink and drive. These are important distinctions. Clients are often aware that they are not required to consent to a sobriety test but not aware that failure to do so may result in a license suspension. Failing a breathalyzer test does not automatically result in a conviction. These tests are often used to establish probable cause to arrest the individual but will not be used in court.

In many cases, a first-time offender will be able to take advantage of impaired driver programs and conditional driving privileges. Repeat offenders are looked at more harshly by the courts. This is when having an experienced Queens DWI attorney on board can make a big difference in the defense and dispensation of charges. In either case, having the representation of an experienced lawyer can help clients avoid excessive fines and possible jail time after DWI charges.

“One of the first things I tell my clients who have been charged with a DWI is to start to make a habit of using Uber, Lyft, or other taxi services from now on if they plan to drink. These services are wonderful and convenient and allow all of us to have fun without getting behind the wheel afterward. A DWI charge can be financially expensive as well as emotionally devastating and put everyone’s life in jeopardy. It can not only leave you with a license suspension or revocation but can even end in a jail sentence. A criminal charge can impact your ability to get a job or housing. No amount of fun is worth that. I try to appeal to my clients as a friend and advisor as well as a legal advocate. I think they appreciate that.”

Throughout her career, Ms. Sanchez has dedicated herself to defending the rights of individuals who have been charged with crimes and offers experienced criminal defense representation in Queens and throughout New York City.


For more information about K L Sanchez Law Office, P.C., contact the company here:

K L Sanchez Law Office, P.C.
Keetick Sanchez
(646) 701-7990
3763 83rd St #1m,
Jackson Heights, 11372