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If you have ever been arrested or are under investigation for a crime, choosing a lawyer could be the most important decision you ever make.  At the Law Offices of Judy S. Mock, P.C., our criminal defense attorneys are committed to providing clients with an aggressive thorough defense with professionalism and discretion.  We are prepared to zealously defend our clients and protect their rights at every stage of the criminal defense process, from investigation through trial.  Our Firm can represent you in most criminal proceeding including those involving:

DWI – Driving While Intoxicated

Driving while intoxicated, typically referred to as DWI, is an offense that occurs when a motorist operates a motorized vehicle (car, truck, motorcycle and even a boat) with a breath or blood-alcohol content of .08% or greater or if a motorist is under the influence of alcohol, chemical, controlled substances, or even medications, to the extent that his normal faculties are impaired.

In a concerted effort to reduce drunk driving, all states and most local counties have imposed strict laws against driving while intoxicated (DWI). If you are arrested and charged with drunk driving, the consequences can be severe; you may lose your driver’s license, pay heavy fines, have your vehicle impounded and even receive a jail sentence. DWI convictions remain on your permanent criminal record and as a result, may interfere with your livelihood, causing you to lose your job or hinder future employment opportunities. With such high stakes, it is crucial that you contact a qualified DWI defense attorney as soon as you are arrested for driving while intoxicated.


In New York, a felony charge is a serious criminal offense. All felonies are categorized as being a crime of “high seriousness” and our legal code describes felonies as crimes “punishable by death or imprisonment in excess of a year”. Felony charges in New YorkStateare prosecuted with a great deal of ferocity due to an overwhelming support by the New York citizenry for those laws and penalties that are “tough on crime”.

A misdemeanor charge is one that, in general, carries a maximum jail sentence of less than one year. A misdemeanor conviction may also result in fines and penalties, as well as the risk of losing professional licensure or difficultly obtaining employment in the future.  As part of your misdemeanor defense, your criminal defense attorney may advocate for alternative sentencing measures, including probation, or community service. Your attorney will also fight to keep the conviction off of your official criminal history; this is particularly important if you need a clean record to maintain or obtain employment in your particular field.

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