While working as a prosecutor, Brian Berkowitz was appointed by the District Attorney of Rockland County as the Senior Assistant District Attorney in charge of the Vehicular Crimes and Driving While Intoxicated Bureau. In this supervisory role, he was responsible for the training of prosecutors and the review and assessment of every motor vehicle related crime and Driving While Intoxicated (DWI / DUI) case brought before the DA’s Office, as well as personally handling the most serious misdemeanor and felony cases from inception to trial.
As a Criminal Defense and Traffic Ticket Attorney, Brian Berkowitz has utilized his insight and vast background and experience on both sides of the criminal justice system to diligently defend those charged with Driving While Intoxicated and all other Criminal and Traffic matters before the courts of Rockland County and throughout the State of New York.
A Driving While Intoxicated (DWI / DUI) charge, unlike most other crimes, not only subjects you to criminal sanctions, but will also have serious ramifications on your driving privileges as early as the first court appearance. The laws of the State of New York allow for the prompt and immediate suspension of your driving privileges based solely upon an alleged blood alcohol level (.08 or greater), as well as the immediate suspension of your driving privileges for refusing to submit to a chemical test to determine your blood alcohol concentration.
Regarding Traffic and Speeding Tickets, there are many hidden costs associated with pleading guilty to the ticket to “just get it over with.” Further, many drivers are unaware that in most instances, an attorney can fight a ticket WITHOUT THE NEED FOR THE DRIVER TO EVER PERSONALLY APPEAR IN COURT.
If you or someone you care about has been charged with Driving While Intoxicated, received a Traffic or Speeding Ticket or any other Criminal matter, please contact Brian Berkowitz for a free consultation to discuss your case.