Free Consultation: (800) 394-1100Tap to Call This Lawyer
Tom Anelli

Tom Anelli

Here when YOU need me 24/7
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law
  • New York
Badges
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Biography

Introducing Tom Anelli, Your Expert Defender Against DWI Charges
Unlocking nearly two decades of dedicated expertise, Tom Anelli stands as the Senior Partner at Tom Anelli & Associates—a distinguished practice entirely devoted to DWI defense. With a fervent commitment to refining the most effective strategies, Tom has honed his skills to protect individuals facing DWI allegations.
Tom's remarkable achievements extend far and wide, including prestigious recognitions such as selection to Super Lawyers, the Nation’s Top One Percent, and the Nation’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers.
Notably, Tom has received specialized training directly from National Patent Analytical Systems, the leading manufacturer of the breath-testing devices frequently employed by local law enforcement. In addition, he is a certified NHTSA Instructor of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.
In essence, Tom possesses a profound mastery in countering every tactic deployed by law enforcement and district attorney's offices in DWI prosecutions. His extensive experiences afford him invaluable insights into navigating DWI cases, along with established relationships with the entirety of the court system and its personnel across New York.
Tom Anelli proudly earned his B.A. degree from Syracuse University and a J.D. Degree from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida, before gaining admission to the New York State Bar Association in 1997.
Choose Tom Anelli as your unwavering advocate against DWI charges, and benefit from a wealth of knowledge and a track record of success that sets him apart. Your defense starts here.

Practice Areas
DUI & DWI
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Call us 24 hours a day to learn your options. 1-800-DWI-1100
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
CEO/Managing Attorney
Tom Anelli & Associates, P.C.
- Current
Senior Attorney, Founding Member
Anelli Xavier
-
Founding Partner and Senior Attorney charged with the responsibility of building firm protocol, as well as handling the firms more serious hearings and trials.
Associate Attorney
Saperston & Day
-
Education
St. Thomas University School of Law
J.D. (1996) | Law
-
Activities: Trial Court Board
St. Thomas University School of Law Logo
Syracuse University
B.A. (1993) | English & Pre-Law
-
Syracuse University Logo
Awards
Superb Rating
Avvo
2010-2016
Client's Choice
Avvo
2021, 2022
Distinguished
Martindale Hubbell Peer Review
Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement Selected: 2019, 2020
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers
2013-2016
Nation's Top One Percent
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Super Lawyer Excellence in Practice
Super Lawyers
2014
Nationally Ranked Top Ten Attorney Award
National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Attorney of the Month
Attorney At Law Magazine
Top New York Lawyer
Newsweek
Professional Associations
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
New York Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
National DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Founding Member
Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Member
Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Bar Association of Erie County
Member
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
National Trial Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
American Bar Association
Member
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
National College of DUI Defense, Inc.
Member
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
National Association for Criminal Justice
Member
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
New York State Bar  # 2830362
Member
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Onondaga County Bar
Member
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Publications
Articles & Publications
DWI prevention, not penalty.
Syracuse Post Standard
Only Half of Interlock Devices Ordered After Leandra Law Violations Are Actually Installed
New York Law Journal
'The DWI Guy' Talks About His Sobering Job Defending Drunk Drivers
AOL
New York DWI Survival Guide
A Citizen's Protection Manual
What You Need To Know Right Now If Your Charged With A DWI In New York
A Guide To Those Charged with DWI
The DUI Book: A Citizen’s Guide to Understanding DWI – DWI Litigation in America
New York Edition
Speaking Engagements
Expert DWI Commentary, WSYR News Channel 9
Expert DWI Commentary, WTVH News Channel 5
Legal Expert Analysis Police Chief Charged with DWI, News Ten Now
Live Trial Commentary Expert Analysis - Haq Case, Court TV / Tru TV
Live Trial Commentary Expert Analysis - Entwistle Case, Court TV / Tru TV
Live Trial Commentary Expert Analysis - Hough Case, Court TV / Tru TV
Live Trial Commentary Expert Analysis - Walker Case, Court TV / Tru TV
DWI Defense, DWI Update
Live Trial Commentary Expert Analysis - Ward Case, Court TV / Tru TV
Live Trial Commentary Expert Analysis - Nauman Case, Court TV / Tru TV
LIve Commentary on Natalee Holloway Documentary, The Learning Channel
DWI Defense, DUI Masterminds Group
DUI Masterminds Group, DWI Defense
Criminal Law, Joran Van Der Sloot Documentary
Strategies in Defending DWI, DWI Defense
Certifications
Basic Science of Evidential Breath Alcohol Testing
National Patent Analytical Systems
NHTSA/IACP Certified Standardized Field Sobriety Test Practitioner
NHTSA
NHTSA/IACP Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor Certification
NHTSA
Websites & Blogs
Website
Tom Anelli's Website Profile
Website
Tom Anelli & Associates, P.C.
Blog
New York DWI Attorney – Tom Anelli
Videos
Tom Anelli has made a career and a national reputation helping people charged with DWI. Fifteen years ago, Tom Anelli saw the deficiencies in the way DWI Welcome to my Youtube Channel! DWI Tom, Tom Anelli

Tom Anelli has made a career and a national reputation helping people charged with DWI. Fifteen years ago, Tom Anelli saw the deficiencies in the way DWI

DWI is serious, and if charged, you Three Reasons You Should Worry About a DWI Arrest Even If You Never Drive Drunk

DWI is serious, and if charged, you

Many attorneys will tell you they can handle your DWI case but are they aware of the most recent changes in the DWI law? Are they aware of how field sobriety tests are effectively administered? Are they aware of how fuel cell and infrared breath test machines operate? Do they know what a blood-breath partition ratio is? Do they know anything about forensic toxicology? I don't know whether they know these things or not, and I honestly hope they do. Why Hire a DWI Lawyer vs a Regular Lawyer? [Who Is Tom Anelli]

Many attorneys will tell you they can handle your DWI case but are they aware of the most recent changes in the DWI law? Are they aware of how field sobriety tests are effectively administered? Are they aware of how fuel cell and infrared breath test machines operate? Do they know what a blood-breath partition ratio is? Do they know anything about forensic toxicology? I don't know whether they know these things or not, and I honestly hope they do.

Tom Anelli has made a career and a national reputation helping people charged with DWI. Fifteen years ago, Tom Anelli saw the deficiencies in the way DWI Tom Anelli is now DWITOM.COM [New York State DWI Lawyer]

Tom Anelli has made a career and a national reputation helping people charged with DWI. Fifteen years ago, Tom Anelli saw the deficiencies in the way DWI

In this video, we discuss whether or not you should blow into the chemical test at the police station when you are arrested for driving while intoxicated. DWI Tom, Tom Anelli.  0:00 Intro 0:16 Should you blow into the chemical test? 1:01 Understand the consequences  1:25 The DA and Judge's 1:57 When NOT to blow 2:18 Call an attorney Should you REFUSE a breathalyzer or chemical test when arrested for DWI? [New York]

In this video, we discuss whether or not you should blow into the chemical test at the police station when you are arrested for driving while intoxicated. DWI Tom, Tom Anelli. 0:00 Intro 0:16 Should you blow into the chemical test? 1:01 Understand the consequences 1:25 The DA and Judge's 1:57 When NOT to blow 2:18 Call an attorney

HELP & RESOURCES: ======================== New York DMV - Penalties of DWI: https://dmv.ny.gov/tickets/penalties-alcohol-or-drug-related-violations New York DMV - Impaired Driver Program Info: https://dmv.ny.gov/tickets/impaired-driver-program-alcohol-drug-rehabilitation-program If you or somebody you know has been charged... 5 ways to get your DWI charge DISMISSED in New York State | Tom Anelli

HELP & RESOURCES: ======================== New York DMV - Penalties of DWI: https://dmv.ny.gov/tickets/penalties-alcohol-or-drug-related-violations New York DMV - Impaired Driver Program Info: https://dmv.ny.gov/tickets/impaired-driver-program-alcohol-drug-rehabilitation-program If you or somebody you know has been charged...

How reliable are Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST's) as indicators of intoxication? In my opinion, field sobriety tests lack reliability for the following three (3) reasons: 1) When they are... How Reliable Is a Field Sobriety Test as an Indicator of Intoxication?

How reliable are Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST's) as indicators of intoxication? In my opinion, field sobriety tests lack reliability for the following three (3) reasons: 1) When they are...

The What is a Conditional License in New York State? [New York DWI]

The

If you've been charged with a DWI in New York State here's what to expect during your first court appearance. DWI TOM, TOM ANELLI 0:00 SKIP INTRO 0:16 SUSPENDED LICENSE... What to expect DURING your first court appearance [DWI New York State]

If you've been charged with a DWI in New York State here's what to expect during your first court appearance. DWI TOM, TOM ANELLI 0:00 SKIP INTRO 0:16 SUSPENDED LICENSE...

In this video, we answer the question: "Will I lose my license if I am arrested for drunk driving?" Also, we talk about what you and your lawyer can do... Will I lose my license if charged with a DWI in New York State?

In this video, we answer the question: "Will I lose my license if I am arrested for drunk driving?" Also, we talk about what you and your lawyer can do...

Contact & Map
Tom Anelli & Associates
Syracuse
332 Willis Ave.
Mineola, NY 11501
Toll-Free: (800) 394-1100
Telephone: (315) 200-1111
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Tom Anelli & Associates
Syracuse
701 US-9 #703
Fishkill, NY 12524
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Tom Anelli & Associates, P.C.
Principal Office
129 Walton Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Toll-Free: (800) 394-1100
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Tom Anelli & Associates, P.C.
Rochester Office
3030 Monroe Ave
Rochester, NY 14618
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Tom Anelli & Associates, P.C.
Albany Office
522 Broadway
Albany, NY 12207
Toll-Free: (800) 394-1100
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours (Today)