Unlike in most states, New York charges people with driving under the influence of drugs (DUI), which is separate from driving while intoxicated (DWI). While the two charges are different here, the results of a conviction can be similar.

I am criminal defense attorney Luigi Vigliotti, and I am here to help if you are facing DUI charges. My Garden City law firm, the Law Offices of Luigi Vigliotti, P.C., fights on behalf of drivers in Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk counties), New York City and Upstate, helping them keep their licenses and their freedom.

A Former Prosecutor Helping You Fight These Charges

Also known as driving while ability impaired by a drug other than alcohol (DWAI/drug), a first-offense conviction for DUI can lead to, among other things, up to one year in jail. Additionally, you could face a license revocation, mandatory ignition interlock installation and higher insurance rates.

As a former New York State prosecutor, I know how to look for and exploit weaknesses in law enforcement’s case. As a criminal defense lawyer, I also know how to:

  • Look for evidence to show that the police made a mistake
  • Determine if police had reasonable suspicion to stop you or probable cause to arrest you
  • Examine breath and blood testing results and challenge them

My unique perspective to see all sides of a case makes me well-suited to protect your rights and interests, whether that is going to trial or negotiating a favorable plea agreement. I understand what a stressful time this is for you, which is why you can count on me to be with you every step of the way until your case is resolved.

Before answering any law enforcement questions or agreeing to any deals, you can contact my law firm — 24 hours a day, seven days a week — online or by calling 516-385-2940 or 631-861-0000 to schedule a consultation.