I was delighted to see the following review on AVVO.com from a satisfied Albany County DWI client. Albany County is one of the more challenging places to get a DWI in New York - due to the volume of DWI cases in the Capital District, the District Attorney has established a comprehensive policy for plea bargaining. In virtually all cases, the Assistant District Attorney will fall back on the DA's policy.
For DWI defense lawyers, the DA's policy provides a framework to advise our clients: if the client refused to take a breathalyzer, we can confidently tell them that the DA's policy is for them to take a plea to a misdemeanor common law DWI, or go to trial. Similarly, if the client took the breathalyzer, and blew over a .14, we can point to the DA policy provision that mandates that they plead to the misdemeanor. The DWI policy addresses most circumstances, from repeat offenders to DWI accidents.
In this case, my client had unique circumstances that I presented to the District Attorney's office. They were kind enough to listen, and we were able to negotiate a deal that addressed the client's unique circumstances. Based on the review copied below, the client was pleased with the results.
This was a very rare case, and I have to disclaim that "Prior Results Do Not Guarantee a Similar Outcome." That said, I always try to take a personal approach to my cases, and in this instance, it worked out.
A+ Service. Highly Recommended.
Mr. Breslin is friendly, professional, and was the essence of a zealous advocate in my DWI charge/proceeding. His rate was very reasonable and he was VERY accessible (all of my calls were picked up and all emails that I sent him were answered within the hour).
Before retaining Mr. Breslin I consulted with 6 of the most reputable local DWI attorney's (all of whom gave me a similar assessment of my initial case and chances in court to the assessment that Mr. Breslin gave me). My chances at any sort of reduction of my DWI charge we're slim to none based on the facts of my case. I decided to retain Mr. Breslin because despite giving me the same bleak chances that the other 5 attorney's gave me, Mr. Breslin seemed like the only one who wasn't going to "phone it in", and actually submit vigorous arguments on my behalf, no matter how weak. In other words the choice to retain Mr. Breslin was a personal one, as all attorney's were qualified from a legal perspective.
As you can probably tell by the glowing lead-up in this review, Mr. Breslin negotiated a plea deal on my behalf that, based on, all research I can find, isnt available to anyone else in my situation in the state of New York. This result was achieved all the while keeping me informed and in the loop of all processes and developments along the way. I'm aware that these results aren't typical, and my case does not necessarily mean a similar outcome for future clients, but I was very happy with the services rendered and would retain him again for any criminal matters going forward (hopefully that won't be necessary :) )