Carl Spector, New York Attorney has been selected Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Criminal Defense by The National Trial Lawyers.

Carl Spector, Attorney at Law, licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey.  Carl Spector has been admitted to practice law in New York since 1987 and in New Jersey since 1986.

From 1986 through 1992 Carl Spector was an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County, New York prosecuting thousands of criminal cases.

In 1992 Carl Spector opened up his own law practice and has been defending cases in all the New York City Criminal Courts and through out New Jersey.

Carl Spector was a Municipal Prosecutor in Fair Lawn, New Jersey in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

If you would like to speak with Carl Spector for a free consultation for yourself or a family member or friend please call 917 744 6593.

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If you are attending the Super Bowl this weekend and get caught in a bad situation in or around the Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey or anywhere in either New Jersey or New York and need the assistance of an experienced New York and New Jersey Criminal/DWI/DUI or Traffic Attorney feel free to contact me.

 

I handle all types of Criminal Offenses, Felonies, Misdemeanors, Disorderly Person Offenses, Petty Disorderly Person Offenses, DWI/DUI and all traffic violations in New York and New Jersey.

 

Even if you live out of state and find yourself facing charges in any of the New Jersey or New York Courts we can work on the case from your home state.

 

If trouble finds YOU, I hope that you find ME to help you!

 

Call me for a FREE CONSULTATION at (917) 744-6593.

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Carl Spector, Attorney at Law recently went to trial with a client charged with an aggravated DWI in violation of the New York Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) 1192.2 (2-a).  After months of court appearances in the Nassau County, New York District Court the prosecutor offered to allow my client to plead guilty to a traffic infraction of driving while ability impaired VTL 1192.1.

My client refused the offer and the case went to trial.

On day one we selected a jury.  On day two the prosecutor presented several witnesses including a police officer that assisted in the arrest of my client.  On day three the prosecutor called to the witness stand an individual that stated previously in a written statement that my client was the driver of the vehicle involved in the accident.

My client maintained from the beginning of the case and from the moment I meet him that he was not the driver.

After the driver of the other vehicle testified I made a motion to the Judge to dismiss the case due to the fact that the prosecutor failed to establish that my client was the driver of the vehicle.  After a long legal argument by me and the prosecutor and after a lengthy period of time that the Judge spent deciding my application to dismiss, the Judge dismissed the Aggravated DWI.

WE HAD WON!

If you need any assistance with a case or know someone that can benefit from free consultation feel free to contact me.

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If you have been charged in New York with a DWI / DUI you are facing the possibility that you will have to install an Ignition Interlock Device in your car.

The best way to try to avoid this penalty would be to try to avoid pleading guilty to or being found guilty of a DWI.  The best way to do that would be to consult with and hire an experienced attorney that handles DWI cases in New York.

If however you can not avoid the DWI conviction you may, under certain conditions use an employer-owned vehicle WITHOUT the installation of the Ignition Interlock Device if you:

1. Use the vehicle only in the course and scope of the defendant’s employment;

2. If the employer has been notified that the motorist is subject to the ignition interlock device requirement;

3. If the motorist has provided the Court and the Probation Department with written proof indicating that the motorist’s employer is aware of the ignition interlock requirement and has granted the motorist permission to operate the employer’s vehicle without an ignition interlock device, only for business purposes; and

4. The motorist has notified the Court and the Department of Probation of his or her intention to operate the employer’s vehicle.

If you have any questions about the ignition interlock device or any other aspect of the law or your case feel free to contact us Statewide.

If you have been arrested or charged with a DWI in New York, or New Jersey then call the experienced attorneys with NewYorkDUI.com at 1 800 879 6410 for an analysis of your case. We will provide experienced and personal attention to you and your case.

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As we head into this holiday weekend remember that the police are stepping up patrols to curb drivers that drink and drive.  Also remember that the police use the holiday as an opportunity to set up sobriety checkpoints throughout the city and state.  Do not drink and drive however, if you are stopped at a sobriety checkpoint or a roving patrol and get charged with a DWI, DUI or DUAI then know that you have significant legal rights that must be protected.  We know how to protect your rights.

If you have been arrested or charged with a DWI in New York, or New Jersey then call the experienced attorneys with NewYorkDUI.com at 1 800 879 6410 for an analysis of your case. We will provide experienced and personal attention to you and your case.

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Our client was charged in New York with VTL 1192.4 Operating a Motor Vehicle While His Ability To Operate Such Vehicle Was Impaired By The Use Of  A Drug, in this case Marijuana.

In this case the police had set up a Safety Checkpoint.  When our client approached the checkpoint the police officer observed that our client had bloodshot eyes and that there was a strong odor of alcohol coming from our client.  The officer reported that he ordered our client out of the car and that our client had bloodshot and watery eyes, was unsteady on his feet and was swaying. A breath test was administered and the results were 0.00%.  Our client consented to a urine sample being tested.  The results of the urine test were positive for THC Metabolite.

We requested that the Prosecutor turn over  to us the video of the field sobriety tests.

After several conversations with the prosecutor and all of the police reports were turned over to us our client turned down an offer to plead guilty to Driving While Ability Impaired.  Based upon the proofs provided, we supported our client’s decision to reject the lower offer.  On the day the case was in court for hearing and trial the attorneys spoke with the prosecutor again.  As a result of that conversation the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the DWI-Drugs and our client plead guilty to disorderly conduct a violation and NOT a crime.  There was NOT ANY DRIVERS LICENSE SUSPENSION as a result.  Our client did NOT have to do the DDP nor will he be subject to a surcharge or ignition interlock device.

ONE MORE VERY SATISFIED CLIENT!

Our lawyers are aware of all the nuances of DWI cases in New York and would be happy to discuss your particular circumstances.  Feel free to call for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Help Available 24 hours a day 365 days a year

If you have been arrested or charged with a DWI in New York, call the experienced Attorneys with NewYorkDUI.com at 1 800 879 6410 for an analysis of your case. We will provide experienced and personal attention to you and your case.

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New York DWI Reduced To Reckless Driving

by Carl Spector on May 2, 2012

in Recent Cases

Recently we represented a client in New York that was charged with a DWI and had a refusal to take the breath test.   After months of our law firm filing motions with the court to protect the rights of our client, against the prosecutor the case was ready for trial.  After extensive negotiations with the prosecutor we reached a plea agreement which resulted in the dismissal of the DWI in exchange for a plea to reckless driving.  As a result of the plea our client did NOT have any drivers license suspension.  Our client held a CDL (commercial drivers license) and could not accept any plea to a DWI or a Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) because it would result in an administrative suspension of his CDL.

One more VERY SATISFIED CLIENT!

Our lawyers are aware of all the nuances of DWI cases in New York and would be happy to discuss your particular circumstances.  Feel free to call for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Help Available 24 hours a day 365 days a year

If you have been arrested or charged with a DWI in New York, call the experienced Attorneys with NewYorkDUI.com at 1 800 879 6410 for an analysis of your case. We will provide experienced and personal attention to you and your case.

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Another New York DWI Refusal Hearing Win

by Carl Spector on March 23, 2012

in Recent Cases

At a recent New York DWI Refusal Hearing we successfully argued that the police lacked probable cause for the arrest.  The refusal report was put into evidence during the hearing that was held at the New York Department of Motor Vehicles Hearing  Office. We argued that the refusal report lacked the requisite specificity required to establish probable cause for the DWI arrest.  The Administrative law judge agreed with our argument and “closed” the case.

As a result, our client who held a commercial drivers license kept his drivers license and his job.

Our lawyers are aware of all the nuances of DWI cases in New York and would be happy to discuss your particular circumstances.  Feel free to call for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Help Available 24 hours a day 365 days a year

NYC Office: 212 683 5912

Buffalo: 716 631 9999

Rest of State: 1 800 879 6410

If you have been arrested or charged with a DWI in New York, call the experienced Attorneys with NewYorkDUI.com at 1 800 879 6410 for an analysis of your case. We will provide experienced and personal attention to you and your case.

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In some cases in New York the police or the prosecutor will file DWI charges against a motorist which contain two separate DWI charges on the same case.  This is common in cases with a breath reading and also common for refusal cases.  The police and the prosecutors are charging you based upon two different legal theories.

The first theory is called the “Common Law DWI” theory.  The second theory is called the “Per Se DWI” theory.  We will talk more about the “Per Se DWI” theory in a later post.

With the “Common Law DWI” theory the police will try to prove that you are guilty of DWI beyond a reasonable doubt based upon their observations of the motorist.  Below are some observational examples that the police often state:

1. Appearance – The police will report that the motorist had bloodshot and watery eyes and that they detected an odor of alcohol was coming from the motorist.

2. Demeanor – The police may report that the motorist was belligerent, sleepy or uncooperative.

3. Manner of Speech – The police will report that the motorist had slurred speech.

4. Motor Coordination – The police report that the motorist fumbled for their paperwork or had poor balance as they exited their vehicle or as they walked.

5. Performance on the Field Sobriety Tests – There are three standard field sobriety tests.  The standard tests are the HGN, One Legged Stand and the Walk and Turn, however the police may employ other tests such as the Alphabet test and or the Romberg test.

The police will present to the court these factors which the prosecutor will argue rise to the level of DWI based upon the totality of the circumstances that the motorist voluntarily consumed alcohol to the extent that she is incapable of employing the physical and mental abilities which he is expected to posses in order to operate a vehicle as a reasonable and prudent driver.

Our lawyers are aware of all the nuances of DWI cases in New York and would be happy to discuss your particular circumstances.  Feel free to call for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Help Available 24 hours a day 365 days a year

NYC Office: 212 683 5912
Long Island: 1 800 879 6410
Buffalo: 716 631 9999
Rochester: 585 377 5504
Rest of State: 1 800 879 6410

If you have been arrested or charged with a DWI in New York, call the experienced Attorneys with NewYorkDUI.com at 1 800 879 6410 for an analysis of your case. We will provide experienced and personal attention to you and your case.

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In most if not all DWI cases in New York the police officer will indicate that they smelled an odor of alcohol coming from our client or from inside of the vehicle.

The odor of liquor on your breath is NOT proof of intoxication.  While the odor of an alcoholic beverage constitutes evidence that a person has been drinking, it does not distinguish between a person who recently took a sip of alcohol, a person who had a couple of drinks, and a person who is intoxicated.  Furthermore, it does not provide any guidance as to the actual effect of the alcohol on a particular person.

Our lawyers are aware of all the nuances of DWI cases in New York and would be happy to discuss your particular circumstances.  Feel free to call for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Help Available 24 hours a day 365 days a year

NYC Office: 212 683 5912
Long Island: 1 800 879 6410
Buffalo: 716 631 9999
Rochester: 585 377 5504
Rest of State: 1 800 879 6410

If you have been arrested or charged with a DWI in New York, call the experienced Attorneys with NewYorkDUI.com at 1 800 879 6410 for an analysis of your case. We will provide experienced and personal attention to you and your case.

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