People v. Beckwith

Edward L. Fiandach

Case Conclusion Date:October 2, 2003

Practice Area:DUI / DWI

Outcome:Longest NY DWI sentence overturned..

Description:In 2003 Mr. Fiandach won an unprecedented DWI sentencing appeal. This time he won the appeal of six time convicted drunk driver Brian Beckwith who received the longest sentence ever handed out to a drunk driver in the state of New York. In a 1999 proceeding that was praised statewide by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, the 37 year old motorist, who was not represented by Fiandach & Fiandach at trial, was sentenced to sixteen years to life for DWI. As a result of Mr. Fiandach's successful representation, the Appellate Division Fourth Department overturned this draconian sentence.

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