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New York DWI/DWAI Video Evidence

During a DWI/DWAI case, the prosecution may use video evidence against you. If the arresting officer had a video camera in his or her police car, the video evidence from the recording may be introduced during your trial.  A police video camera may record your driving before a traffic stop, as well as your performance on field sobriety tests. Depending on how you conducted yourself during the stop and the arrest, this video evidence may provide valuable exculpatory evidence to aid in your defense.  It is important that you retain an experienced DWI defense attorney to protect your rights and aggressively defend your case.

When an officer pulls you over on suspicion of drunk driving, he or she will look for signs of intoxication; bloodshot eyes, the smell of alcohol, slurred speech, or open containers in the vehicle. The officer may testify regarding your appearance and behavior during the DWI/DWAI trial. However, there are other factors that can be used to explain these observations. For example, fatigue and allergies also cause red eyes—not just alcohol.

The officer may also ask questions regarding where you have been and whether you have consumed any alcohol. You should politely decline to answer these questions. Only answer regarding your name and address. A good rule of thumb is to assume you are being recorded during a traffic stop and behave accordingly.

At Astarita & Associates we have vast experience in handling DWI cases and have on numerous occasions used video evidence to our client's advantage.  As former prosecutors with the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office we are particularly familiar with the prosecutorial process and can anticipate the prosecution's strategies.  As your DWI defense attorney we will vigorously investigate your case and ensure that any video evidence will be thoroughly reviewed to determine its utility in pursuing the best possible outcome of your case.