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Robert John Brunetti

DUI and DWI Attorney at Carle Place, NY

5.0   49 reviews
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  • Licensed for 34 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Robert

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EXPERIENCED, AGGRESSIVE, DWI TRIAL ATTORNEY WHO FIGHTS FOR YOU! CALL NOW!

Experience counts when choosing a lawyer for a DWI case. I have tried over 200 DWI cases, with a very high percentage of acquittals, ranging from cases as high as .26 and below. Moreover, I have conducted well over hundreds of Pre-trial hearings and Refusal Hearings at DMV. Decisions on my cases have been published in WestLaw and the New York Law Journal. In addition, I am a frequent commenter for Newsday, local papers, and Channel 12 on cases or issues that involved DWI

I am very familiar with the breath tests instruments used by the Nassau County Police Department, New York City Police Department, New York State Police Department, as I have lectured and been trained on these instruments and actually own them. My knowledge of these instruments enables me to point out the short comings in them that can cause artificially false high readings

In addition, I have lectured on the Subject of DWI defense to Nassau Criminal Courts Bar Association, Nassau Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, and Suffolk County Bar Association.

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2019,2017,2014,2013,2011
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Location

Brunetti & Ascione, PLLC
1 Old Country Rd, Suite 347
Carle Place, NY, 11514
Brunetti & Ascione, PLLC
490 Main St.
Northport, NY, 11768
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Client's Choice 2019
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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2022
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The Best DWI Lawyer in Nassau County
Mr. Brunetti is known to be the best DWI Lawyer in nassau county and he sure lived up to his reputation. From the very beginning of a scary situation Mr. Brunetti was very thorough in explaining the law and sharing his best practices every step of the way. He is very professional and experienced in DWI cases. He guided and supported me every step of the way. He is a fighter and I highly recommend him for any DWI case.
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2022
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Highly recommend !
Attny Brunetti is an amazing DUI /DWI attorney. When I initially met with him, I was nervous and unsure about the case. He not only kept me abreast of everything, he also made sure to guide me and put me at ease every step of the way. He is straightforward and very knowledgeable of not only the law, but his opposition as well. The court results were better than I expected and the honest care I received was sincerely moving.
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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2021
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Money Well Spent
From the date of the DUI arrest on 11/27/2019 to the final court date and decision on 11/9/2021, Mr. Brunetti was there for me throughout the two years. I was recommended to Mr. Brunetti by a law enforcement friend and he said that everyone hated Mr. Brunetti because he made it extremely difficult for the prosecutors side, along with the police officer's testimony. He fights hard for his clients. Was Mr. Brunetti more expensive then others? Absolutely, but you only have one shot at beating the case and he was worth every cent. I was able to get my case dismissed and I couldnt be happier with choosing Mr. Brunetti as my attorney.
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Posted by ed | September 16, 2021
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Best Choice, A1 in all things DUI !!! No Nonsense, Extremely Responsive, Always Reachable
A1 - The BEST at DWI litigation attorney par excellence !!! Comes highly, highly recommended. When I needed legal council for a extremely serious DWI charge, I asked around with my law enforcement friends and family and those I know in the legal profession who I should hire to defend me. They said, without exception, Rob Brunetti is the best there is in the DWI defense attorney field. He patiently guided me through the entire DWI and Court process to a VERY SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION !!! Resulting in: A DRAMATIC REDUCTION IN THE FINAL CHARGE AGAINST ME AND SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED/LOWER FINES BY THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. ROB GOT ME RESULTS WELL BEYOND WHAT I COULD HAVE EVER EXPECTED or HOPED FOR. Rob is professional at all times and from start to finish he always kept me abreast of how my case was going and always what to expect next. There were never any surprises, never any B.S. Most importantly Rob is ALWAYS reachable.... Rob PERSONALLY returns all calls and texts IMMEDIATELY !!! When needed his office staff is exceptional & responsive as well. He knows the DWI legal defense landscape like no one else, even to the point of showing me the equipment and devices (which he has in his office) used by law enforcement and explaining in detail how they work and then covering with me the inaccuracies and pitfalls inherent in these devices, relative to helping my case to the most favorable outcome. I am a extremely satisfied and happy client.
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Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2021
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Best lawyer by far (DUI)
When we first consulted he advised me everything in specific on what I had to do and what will happen if I followed all of his instructions. I followed exactly what he said to do and as promised we got the best outcome out of this situation. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Robert | March 12, 2020
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All I can say is, "the Best DWI lawyer around"
With my first lawyer I was offered 15 days in jail, 2 year probation and the interlock for a year!!!!! I was recommended by other by a friend of mine, that is an attorney.. Mr Brunetti went into action and tore up the cast!! The outcome ALL CHARGES DISMISSED! Thank you Mr. Brunetti
Posted by Wanda | February 12, 2020
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BEST DWI/DUI TRIAL OFFENSE ATTORNEY IN NASSAU COUNTY, NY
Mr. Brunetti is extremely professional and knowledgeable in the field in DWI. When we first met, he went over my charge to explain the severity of it and told me that the case would have to go to trial. At the conclusion of the trial, Mr. Brunnetti was able to have the charge reduced to a DWAI (traffic infraction). I highly recommend Mr. Brunnetti to anyone whose involved with a DWI charge because he will get the job done!
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Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2019
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Best DWI Lawyer Period
Mr Brunetti took on my case like I never thought anyone could. He is the best around when it comes to DWIs no questions asked. He worked hard to get next to impossible results for me. I highly recommend Mr brunetti as a lawyer in general. Worth every penny
Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2019
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FireFighter
Rob is super professional and extremely knowledgeable in the field of DWI. When I first met him in his Mineola office he took the time to go over my case and explained my options. The case went to trial and Rob did what he does best Wins!! He was very attentive about all of the events that happened that day so he can gather as much information to use for the trail and through out the process he was always available to answer questions which was very important to me and help me to stay informed and calm. When the day came Rob was ready and did an outstanding job on his cross examination which lead to a not guilty verdict. His court room presence was excellent. Rob Brunetti came very highly recommend and lived up to his reputation.
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Posted by Gary | August 4, 2019
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Robert Brunetti: A 5 Star DWI Attorney!
I was involved in an automobile accident and was falsely charged with multiple criminal DWI offenses; if found guilty, my life would have been severely impacted. I was facing the possibility of going to prison and ultimately losing everything that I have worked for. Initially, I consulted other attorneys who advised me to strike a plea deal, despite my innocence, in order to avoid what could be a lengthy and expensive trial- but I refused. I wanted a fighter who would advocate for me 100%. When I met Robert I knew he was the man for the job. Robert committed time and energy to thoroughly prepare for my case. During my hearings he exposed falsified police reports, erroneous and mishandled toxicology reports, field sobriety tests that were incorrectly administered, falsely sworn testimony by police officers and inappropriate conduct by the prosecuting district attorney. Because of Robert’s tenacity, attention to detail and commitment to excellence THE JUDGE THREW OUT ALL EVIDENCE AND DISMISSED ALL THE CHARGES! Only an attorney who is driven with determination, committed to serving his clients and has a vast knowledge of the law can produce such stellar results. Robert Brunetti is the best DWI attorney...PERIOD!
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Posted by Renee | March 20, 2019
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Prompt and professional
He and his associates was very professional and explained each step of the process. They worked as a team to meet high expectations and were very reasonable I'm pricing. I couldn't have asked for anything more. They made the court process clear and concise.
Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2019
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Brunetti's unbelievable. The guy works magic. He is the real deal. He's not to be messed with.
Dear Mr. Brunetti, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for saving my life and career. I have always been a law abiding citizen, but due to a simple lapse in judgement I was at risk of having a criminal record and even faced jail time. You were very confident from the beginning. When the odds were against me, you were able to hit that Grand Slam at the bottom of 9th Inning and prevail on my case. I have no criminal record because of you and all of my charges were reduced to a traffic infraction, which is not a crime. Most importantly I was able to continue my career and gain employment. You were always very attentive, always answering my texts and phone calls very promptly. I will forever be grateful for how much you and your team fought for me. Hands down the best DWI lawyer on Nassau County!
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Posted by Ginger | July 29, 2018
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CASE DISMISSED!!!
Rob is the very best in the business and came highly recommended from everyone I spoke to. I cannot thank him enough for getting my case completely dismissed. Rob leaves no stone unturned. Exposing wrong doing, civil rights violations, lies, and inaccurate portrayals of what really happened, Rob fought until the very end to put a stop to it all. Please look no further if you or a loved one is looking for a lawyer, Rob is superior, beyond compare!!
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Posted by Singh | May 21, 2018
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Top DWI Lawyer in Long Island
Rob is an extremely resourceful and hard working lawyer. I had my first offence and the judge wanted to give me 2 years of probation. Rob didn't back down and got me off with only a CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE. He is very ingenious with his ideas and will work hard for your case. Look no further...you've found the best DWI attorney on Long Island. Hire him today. Thank you Robert!!
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Posted by Chris | May 9, 2018
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Robert Brunetti saved my butt.....BIG TIME!!!
Unfortunately, I made a very poor decision and got a DWI with my 15 year old son in my car. A violation of Leandra's Law STARTS with a sentence of 1.25 to 4 years in NY. I interviewed a couple of attorneys who handled DWI cases, but wasn't their primary specialty. Since I was facing a possible long term incarceration, I needed the best. I had a consultation with Robert Brunetti, and within 10 minutes I knew he was the guy to keep me a free man. He told me the things I needed to do that would win favor with the courts, and I followed what he said to the letter. He commands respect from DA's, Law Secretaries, and Judges due to his preparedness and pull no punches court presence. His no nonsense approach was exactly what I was hoping for. Robert was able to convince the DA and Judge to leave my freedom in my own hands. If I followed all the requirements issued by the Judge, for a 2 month period without failure of any kind, I would receive PROBATION ONLY!! Well... needless to say, I buckled down and did the things Robert and the Judge required me to do, and today I was sentenced. NO JAIL TIME!!! I received probation and fines!!! Jail would have meant loss of my job, my son's medical, and trying to find another job with that mark on my record would have been a major hardship. Now, I will be completely honest and tell you something my Dad has said to me all my life... "You get what you pay for."... Do not bargain shop for an attorney when you're facing possible incarceration. I needed the best. I paid for the best. I got the best. I got the best results I could ask for. I was a free man. Look no further...you've found the best DWI attorney on Long Island. Hire him today. Thank you Robert!!
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Posted by Jimmy | April 4, 2018
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Rob Brunetti the best around
Like many of you reading this, after being accused of a DWI I frantically went searching for the best attorney to represent me. I did my research, read reviews and asked around looking for some insight. A close friend of mine knew a Nassau County Police Officer who was famously known for making DWI arrests. My friend made a phone call and asked this Police Officer if he had any recommendations on lawyers. This Police Officer had one response, “Robert Brunetti; this guy has questioned me on trial and has made me look like a fool before. I can’t say I like him but if I needed to recommend a lawyer, this is the guy.” Needless to say, I went with Mr. Brunetti. I went from facing 1 year in jail to community service. Mr. Brunetti did a fantastic job through the stressful process and I only have the highest recommendation for him. When you’re in a tough spot, this is the guy you want in your corner.
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Posted by Mike | December 9, 2017
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Look no further, the ONLY DWI Attorney to hire
Mr Brunetti and his firm handled my case in the most professional and complete manner. From start to finish every detail was explained and executed perfectly. I contacted Mr. Brunetti after several recommendations and realized his firm was my best possible option for a favorable outcome, and highly recommend his services should you or anyone you know find themselves facing DWI charges. His court presence is unsurpassed and if your case goes to trial, you would be hard-pressed to find better representation.
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Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2017
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Unsurpassed DWI Representation & Support
I'm a small business owner on Long Island with years of professional business experience. After a brief phone discussion, and same day meeting (after normal business hours), it was clear Robert Burnetti would represent me as legal counsel. I highly recommend Robert Burnetti and Kenneth Fitzgerald. They worked as a team leveraging their respective strengths to represent me in a DWI court proceeding. Their experience and knowledge of the legal system was invaluable. Professional, Personable, Trustworthy, Responsive... Brunetti & Ascione PLLC.
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2017
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April 14 2017
Went to see Mr Brunetti unsure, and afraid of the outcome on my DWI case. He made me feel at ease and that everything will be alright. Everything he told me to my face hapoened in court just the way he said. I thank God for Mr. Brunetti. He is just as good a person as he is a Lawyer. One of the best decisions I made in my life.
Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2017
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Winner
Rob did exactly what he said he would. Knows the law and stands by you through the entire process. You want your rights protected? This is your guy.
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AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Brunetti & Ascione
  • 1993 - 2023
  • Public Defender
  • Legal Aid Society Of Nassau County
  • 1990 - 1993

Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • State University of Albany
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Associations

  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Criminal Courts Bar Association of Nassau County
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Practitioner of the Year
  • Nassau County Criminal Courts Bar Association
  • 2006

Publications

  • New York Law Journal
  • People v. Trevor M
  • 2015
  • West Law Journal
  • People v. Joseph O'Connor
  • 1995

Speaking Engagements

  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Breath Testing Instruments
  • 2014
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Standard Field Sobriety Testing
  • 2013
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • How to Defend a DWI Case
  • 2007
  • Legal Aid Society
  • DWI Defense
  • 2007
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • DMV Refusal Hearing in New York
  • 2006
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Pretrial Hearings
  • 2005
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert Brunetti is an exceptional criminal defense attorney and an outstanding advocate for all those he represents. He is tireless in defense of his clients and is a top notch trial attorney with a wealth of trial experience. You could not hope for a better advocate to defend you, and I strongly endorse Robert."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is my pleasure to enthusiastically endorse Mr. Brunetti as a criminal defense attorney. I have had the opportunity to witness Mr. Brunetti “in action” on several occasions. To see him working on a trial is a sight to behold; he is definitely a gifted lawyer. He is incredibly well-versed, quick thinking, and spectacular with juries. He is a professional who truly knows his craft, and I recommend his services to those in need without hesitation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Brunetti for over 10 years. He is an excellent criminal law attorney focusing on DWI. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and takes a personal interest in their vindication. He is also very well respected in the legal community and is known as a premier DWI trial attorney. I highly recommend Mr. Brunetti."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Brunetti with the highest recommendation. I have always told fellow lawyers that if I was ever arrested in a DWI charge, Mr. Brunetti would be the attorney I'd hire! Thankfully, that situation has never arisen but on two occasions I have recommended him to close friends of mine. On the most recent case, Mr. Brunetti turned what surely would have been a career ending situation for my friend into a disposition that is rarely given by the District Attorney. In addition to watching him practice first hand, I've seen Mr. Brunetti lecture on DWI law and he is an expert in his field. But most importantly, his clients know that not only does he come with the expertise needed to solve the client's problem, but he shows a caring and compassion that unfortunately the legal profession is not known for."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Brunetti, Mr. Scott Benjamin, and Ms. Ascione zealously and successfully advocated for a close friend of mine during nearly 1-month-long DWI trial. Mr. Brunetti and his team created reasonable doubt by demonstrating that the police acted in a predatory and unlawful manner in pulling my friend over, illegally signed blank traffic tickets, and lacked knowledge and skill regarding how to conduct field sobriety tests. One of the charges which the police used as a pretext for the arrest was dismissed by the judge as baseless, due to Mr. Brunetti and his team's extraordinary representation the jury properly found my friend not guilty of 2 misdemeanor DWI charges (per se and common law) and a violation DWAI charges. In the end, my friend was only found guilty of failing to signal and walked away (reputation and future saved thanks to Brunetti &Ascione!) with a simple traffic ticket."
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Carle Place DUI and DWI Lawyer Robert John Brunetti
Robert John Brunetti
DUI and DWI Attorney
Carle Place, NY
Licensed for 34 years
Virtual consultation available