DUI & DWI Lawyer

New York DUI Lawyer

Hiring A New York DUI Attorney You Trust Will Be The Most Important Decision You Make

We defend clients accused of violating New York Vehicular Traffic Law in criminal, district, county and supreme courts in Queens and throughout New York City and Nassau County.

Experienced, Committed Advocacy Can Make A Real Difference Now

During his over 25-year career as a criminal defense attorney, Michael D. Horn has seen virtually every situation in which someone has been charged with DWI or other serious VTL offenses such as driving without a license, reckless driving and vehicular assault or homicide. He knows that police and prosecutors make mistakes — and at which step in the process those mistakes are likely to have occurred.

He will review every aspect of your case to uncover any mistakes that could invalidate the evidence against you. He will also discover and present any available evidence in your favor.

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Criminal Defense lawyer Michael Horn

My goal is to ensure that your constitutional rights are respected, every possible defense is investigated and all avenues of mitigation or justification are presented in your case

Michael D. Horn – Founding Partner

Driving under the influence is an incredibly common charge in New York.

A DUI charge must be taken seriously. It is a criminal offense, and being found guilty can have many negative effects on your life, including:

Jail Time

Criminal Record

Unable To Work


Higher Insurance Costs

Civil Lawsuit

License Suspension


Vehicle Seized


However, you may be able to avoid many — and perhaps all — of these consequences with the help of a skilled New York DUI lawyer. Every case is unique — as is the possible outcome — but with the help of an experienced New York DUI lawyer, you may have a chance at beating your charge or lessening the consequences. Michael D. Horn has over 30 years legal experience helping New Yorkers charged with DUI. Call Michael D. Horn for help with your case today.

Legal procedures

Police officers make mistakes more often than many people realize. They do not always have a sufficient legal reason to pull drivers over. They sometimes jump to conclusions based on mere suspicion or stereotyping. They may rely on roadside field sobriety tests, which have very little scientific value. Often enough, they perform Breathalyzer tests incorrectly or their machines are improperly calibrated.

If the officer who stopped you violated your rights at any point in the process, Mr. Horn will fight for the charges against you to be dismissed. He will challenge the admissibility of any evidence obtained as a result of those violations. He has had substantial success in past cases challenging unlawful traffic stops, the validity of sobriety tests and the accuracy of Breathalyzer results.

Don’t Get Caught Up In The Driver Checkpoint Net

Most people know that you can get a DUI if your blood alcohol concentration, or BAC, is over the New York .08 legal limit. However, you can get arrested for DUI in New York even if your BAC is under .08 but your driving was impaired. If you were weaving, swerving, speeding, driving too slow, or otherwise driving in a way that suggests impairment, you can be arrested and charged with driving under the influence.

You may be charged with DUI in New York when you:

  • Drive in a way that demonstrates impairment — with any amount of alcohol in your body
  • Drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or above if you’re 21 or older
  • Drive with any amount of alcohol in your body if you’re under 21
  • Driving under the influence of drugs, including prescription drugs or medical marijuana

Ready To Defend Against DUI Related Criminal Charges.

DUI laws in New York can be complicated. The penalties you face may vary depending on whether you have prior DUIs, the amount of alcohol in your body, and other factors. If you refused to take a breath test to measure your BAC, you may be subject to additional penalties in New York beyond the penalties for the underlying DUI. It is critically important to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney following any DUI related criminal charge. Michael D. Horn has the experience and the reputation to help you through this difficult time. Don’t delay.

“Mr. Horn is an absolute gem to work with. His balance of professionalism and compassion make him stand out from many other criminal defense lawyers in New York. He exuded patience and kindness throughout my whole experience. He went above and beyond to keep me informed and he was persistent in helping me resolve my legal matters in a timely fashion. I will forever be grateful I had Mr. Horn on my side during an incredibly difficult time.”

– V.W.C

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If you have questions about a pending case or think you might need to hire a criminal defense attorney please don’t delay. Call and find out what you need to do to protect your rights.

Contact us to schedule your confidential consultation.

Michael D. Horn

Criminal Defense Law

Nassau Criminal Defense Attorney Office

1 Old Country Road
Carle Place, NY 11514

Queens Office:

31-19 Newtown Ave #500, Astoria, NY 11102