Tom Anelli, the DWI guy, a nationally respected drunk driving attorney, has established a team of experienced former prosecutors and skilled criminal defense attorneys to represent clients with driving while intoxicated (DWI) arrests in Buffalo and throughout the State of New York. The result is what Mr. Anelli believes to be one of the most effective team of DWI lawyers in all of Western New York.
While all attorneys in New York are qualified to defend a Western New York drunk driving arrest, Buffalo DWI defense is a complicated and evolving area of the law that often requires the knowledge and skill of an experienced drunk driving lawyer.
Buffalo DWI Team Office
:Our office is located at 300 International Drive, Suite 100, Buffalo New York 14221. If you or someone you love has been charged with a DWI, then you are not alone. We can help. Contact us today to discuss your case free of charge at: 1-716-507-4083.
Experienced Buffalo Drunk Driving Attorneys
At Anelli Xavier, drunk driving defense is all we do. By not handling other types of law, we have been able to establish ourselves as accomplished Buffalo DWI attorneys and elsewhere throughout Western New York.
Since we only handle driving while intoxicated defense, our Buffalo DWI attorneys have been able to develop extensive knowledge of the complex scientific principles used by prosecutors to prove drunk driving arrests and a substantial understanding of the continually evolving statutory and regulatory laws which govern DWI charges in New York State.
Often the result of our Buffalo drunk driving attorneys’ experience is either the negotiation of a favorable resolution to a client’s DWI arrest or, if a trial is necessary, the development of effective trial strategies that can successfully be used to defend a client’s driving while intoxicated charge in Western New York.
Anelli Xavier’s Western New York DWI Lawyers are Committed to our Clients
An individual charged with a Buffalo DWI will undoubtedly have a number of questions: Should I have blown into that machine? What does the alleged BAC actually mean? Can I avoid a criminal conviction? Will I still be able to drive for work? Am I going to be able to keep my CDL? Will I lose my job? Am I going to jail or prison?
Our team of highly motivated and accomplished driving while intoxicated attorneys pride themselves not only on their ability to achieve the best possible result in the courtroom, but also on their commitment to providing our client’s with the information they need to make informed and meaningful decisions about their Buffalo DWI charge. We also understand that a “one size fits all” approach can never be used for a Western New York DWI arrest. Instead, an effective Buffalo drunk driving lawyer must be able to tailor, to the extent permitted by the facts, a drinking while driving defense to the unique and individual needs of each client.
Our Experienced Buffalo DWI Team Can Help With Your Buffalo DWI Charge
If you or a loved one has been charged with a Buffalo drunk driving arrest or elsewhere in Western New York, then our experienced and knowledgeable DWI lawyers can help.
We handled drunk driving arrests throughout Western New York and the entire State of New York, including: Erie County Court, Niagara County Court, Orleans County Court, Genesee County Court, Wyoming County Court, Buffalo City Court, Lackawanna City Court, Amherst Town Court, Cheektowaga Town Court, Hamburg Town Court, West Seneca Town Court, Batavia Town Court, Tonawanda City Court, Niagara Falls City Court, and all other DWI courts throughout Western New York.
If you have been arrested for DWI in Buffalo, New York you should know that there is the possibility that the prosecution may rely on videotaped evidence in your case. In many DWI cases, the arresting officer may have a dashboard camera in their police car. The officer’s video camera may record some of your driving, the initial stop, the initial contact, as well as the administration of standardized field sobriety tests. All DWI defendants should know the ways a police videotape may protect their rights in their case.
A police videotape may be critical if you need to prove a case of police officer abuse and the video may also be useful in protecting you against misstatements in the DWI police report. If the officer’s testimony or report differs from the video, at trial your DWI defense attorney may impeach them. Read more »
When you are arrested for a DWI offense, you will usually be taken for a test to determine your blood alcohol concentration (BAC). The statute establishing the authority of the police to request such a test refers to this as a chemical test.
The most common type of chemical test is a breath test, but New York’s implied consent statute allows for the testing of your breath, blood, urine, or saliva to determine your BAC. New York Vehicle and Traffic Law §1194(2)(a) grants the police authority to administer a chemical test to any person who they have reasonable grounds to believe they committed a DWI offense. Read more »
What is a Bill of Particulars?
In a DWI case, the bill of particulars is a document prepared by the prosecution that states more clearly the charges against the DWI defendant so that the defendant’s DWI defense attorney can frame a defense and prepare for trial. The bill of particulars is a more specific allegation of the facts regarding the DWI charge. It is meant to give the DWI defendant and the courts information about the exact nature, character, scope and extent of the charges relied on by the prosecution in a DWI case. Read more »
Basics about Marijuana
Marijuana is the common name given to any preparation of the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. A derivative of the plant, called hashish, is a substance frequently found in the form of an oil that is produced from a resinous substance that exudes from the flowering tops of the plant. Marijuana is known by the following slang terms: grass, pot, tea, reefer, weed, and Mary Jane. Marijuana can be smoked, eaten, and drank in beverages. Marijuana is most commonly prepared as a tobacco-like mixture that is smoked in a pipe or rolled into a cigarette. The active compound in the smoke of marijuana which is inhaled is called delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. All states list this compound as a controlled substance and driving a vehicle while under the influence of marijuana comes under the offense of driving under the influence of drugs. Read more »
A Buffalo DWI case is typically initiated by an arresting officer issuing a traffic citation after an initial stop. A DWI defendant may be immediately arraigned in front of a judge or a DWI defendant may receive a traffic citation directing them to appear at a future date for arraignment.
An arraignment is usually the ‘start’ of a DWI case. The arraignment is a procedure where the judge takes the DWI defendant’s plea, possibly set bail or the conditions of the defendant’s release, and suspend the defendant’s driver’s license pending prosecution provided a BAC of 0.08 or greater is alleged. A DWI defendant is usually accompanied at the arraignment by their DWI defense attorney. A DWI defense attorney can guide the DWI defendant through the court process and may be able to expedite the court process for them. At an arraignment, a DWI defense attorney may file a Notice of Appearance and Request for Discovery (to obtain copies of the police report and witness list) with the court. Read more »