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John T. Powers, Jr.

DUI and DWI Attorney at West Islip, NY

4.8   45 reviews

Licensed for 24 years

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NEVER A PROSECUTOR, ALWAYS ON YOUR SIDE.

We provide professional, aggressive and attentive representation on every type of criminal and traffic case.   I was never a prosecutor, I have worked my entire carreer to defend the rights of those accused.  When deciding who will represent your interests, are you really looking for someone who was trained to prosecute the accused?

My firm is attentive to your time and needs, so you will always receive a prompt response with any questions.  Our legal fees are reasonable and fully explained, so you know exactly what is happening with your case at all times.  Please call for a complimentary assessment.  

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016
Client's Choice
2022 2020 2019 + 3 ...

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Licensed for 24 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1998
Updated 11/17/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Powers Law
155 Higbie Lane
West Islip, NY, 11795

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
John received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by Michael | January 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You're in good hands with John Powers
Back in January of 2016, I was hit with 9 (yes nine) traffic tickets driving on the Long Island Expressway, including lapse of insurance (misdemeanor), invalid registration and inspection. In addition, my car was impounded and the car plates seized. Not a day I will forget. I was referred to John Powers by another attorney who felt John was the right lawyer to take my case…and wow was he right! John was professional, knowledgeable and helped me throughout the entire process. He fought in court for the best results and delivered. My tickets were reduced from 9 to 4 lesser offenses, a small penalty and no points on my license. John is an excellent attorney and I would highly recommend him to anyone. THANK YOU JOHN!
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Posted by jamie | October 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best attorney one could find.
I hired Mr. Powers, as my attorney, in a criminal court proceeding. Mr. Powers is 100% dedicated to providing the best possible outcome and keeps you in the loop during every aspect of the proceeding. Mr. Powes has your best interests in mind and you can rest assure that you have made an excellent choice when you hire him. John is now my personal attorney, whom I trust 110% for any legal issues I may have in the future. I am very please with his ability to represent me in a very professional, respectful and aggressive fashion. Unlike most state appointed lawyers, John always kept in contact with me and filled me in with updates as it was happening. Whenever I called to talk to John, he always got back to me quickly. There are NO surpises or details left out when consulting with John. The outcome of my case was more than satisfying...I was estatic with the news that John had resolved my case in a way that I did not even expect. I deeply appreciate John's dedication to not just my case, but for his dedication to me as a person. I feel like he is more of a friend and not just a lawyer who is representing me. To anybody reading this review, I recommend John and his law group to represent you. I can not think of a single detractor nor do I have any complaints. John will be my go to attorney for any legal issues I have. Thanks John for all you have done for me!
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Response from John Powers, May 7, 2017
Thank you for the kind words and endorsement. It was a pleasure to work with you and very satisfying to get the results you deserved.
Posted by Colleen | July 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You can't go wrong with John Powers
I hired John after I was falsely accused and he went right to work to defend me. He fights as if you are his family. He gives great advice and is readily available to phone calls and questions. He has literally saved my life and livelihood. I am forever grateful for this man.
Posted by Robert | April 19, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Satisfied with our legal team!!
We hired John for a legal issue we had and I’m very pleased with the outcome. Very easy to talk to discuss and work with. We would recommend him for anybody needing legal advice or an attorney.
Posted by Joe | April 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The best attorney Ive ever met
John was available whenever i needed him and he fought for me non stop. He got the best result I could have possibly imagined. He is tenacious in court and unbelievably attentive to his clients. Precisely what i needed. Could not possibly recommend him more.
Posted by Brandon | March 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
AWESOME RESULTS!
John explained everything from the start and fought for a great outcome to my case. He was accessible and transparent throughout the process and went above and beyond to make sure everything was handled right to the very end in what was quite a complex situation. Thankful to have him on my team!
Posted by JM | January 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Blessed to have this man as my Attorney
John has to be the best attorney I have ever dealt with. He knew every detail about how to handle my case and was able to navigate every speed bump we encounter during the covid delays. John streamlined the entire process of my case makingsure there were no surprises. I highly recommend him for your legal needs. He's a pitbull in a suit!
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Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2021
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John is knowledgeable, professional, and honest,
Based on my dealings and experience with John I have found him to be very knowledgeable, trustworthy, dedicated ,.and competent. He is helpful and attentive to legal issues as they arise. My calls and e-mails to John are always answered promptly, and with solid advice. He explains all aspects of whatever legal issues are brought to his attention in a clear and precise manner. After having been charged with not my first DUI , John's advice and guidance allowed me to have a second chance. He was never judgmental in his dealings with me but rather displayed kindness and concern, both of which were invaluable to me at that time. He is diligent and hardworking and a complete professional. My case was difficult – more than then one conviction within 25 years. The argument of my motion was a complex legal issues about the jurisdiction of the officer who first stopped my car. John knows very well on the legal arguments, the right strategy and how to navigate the system and identify opportunities. In addition John impressed me the most in the way he successfully planned and argued the motion , during the motion argument, John exploited every opportunity possible. I had no doubt this was a great lawyer. I would definitely recommend John to anyone who is fighting DUI charge or any other crime for which he wants to take.
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Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2021
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John Powers / professional , honest , direct
I hired John Powers to handle a legal matter for me . He was very direct and upfront as to what the negative and positive aspects of the case were . In the end , we prevailed through Mr Powers’ diligence and knowledge of the law . I highly recommend him and his firm .
Posted by Mike | April 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I hired John to represent me. He was extremely knowledgeable and took the time to explain everything to me. He was always available to help and I was extremely happy with the outcome . I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Sean | December 22, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
A honest lawyer who will fight for you
John was able to help me with a speeding ticket that I had received. John was quick to respond to any comments questions or concerns I had about my ticket. Even with the courts being a mess with corona virus lockdowns, John was able to take care of my ticket before my court date was scheduled for. Most importantly John was able to reduce my ticket to achieve a desirable outcome for my case. I would highly recommend to anyone who doesn’t really know what they are doing when they get a ticket and feels lost.
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Posted by Heather B | November 5, 2020
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He is a beast....
John has saved me twice and worked miracles. He saved my life over 2 different DV cases. At first I questioned myself my life and john but after I realized he is not a joke in that court room I felt at easy. I trusted John with my life that was upside down and he turned it back to normal. He treats you like family. And he also worked with me on the price. I owe alot to this man. An amazing person and the best I have seen in a court room. I recommend him to everyone. Thank you John for everything especially my second chance and get out of jail free card. Keep up the good work..
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Response from John Powers, December 12, 2020
Thank you, Heather, for taking the time to place this review. It was a pleasure working with you.
Posted by Susan | November 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Lawyer!
I called John Powers with an urgent situation on behalf of my mother. From the get-go, I was put at ease. He took the time to listen to my story and did not make me feel rushed. Throughout our case, the communication was exceptional. Very important to me was knowing that if I needed to speak to my lawyer, I was confident that I would always get a timely call back. It was refreshing to find an attorney who always keeps you in the loop, and his advice was always perfect. Mr. Powers was thorough, extremely knowledgeable in what he does, and his instincts were spot on. I was confident going into the case that I had chosen the right attorney, and he delivered 100%. My family is very grateful to him and the representation he gave us. I was also very impressed with his office staff who were always polite, professional and patient when I needed to call them. I would 100% recommend Powers Law to family and friends. I feel very fortunate to have found such an exceptional attorney, as well as an attorney I can trust.
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Response from John Powers, December 12, 2020
Thank for taking the time to place this review, Susan. I'm so happy we were able to get exactly the results you sought. Thanks for the recommendation.
Posted by Raven | April 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very satisfied
Being a nurse, it was very important to me that I found the best possible attorney to represent my case. John was very professional, efficient, and easy to communicate with. He was always available to answer any questions or concerns that I may have had throughout the court process. After a lot of hard work and fighting on my behalf, Mr Powers was able to get my case dismissed entirely as if it never happened! I would highly recommend and use again if I were to ever find myself in need.
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Response from John Powers, December 12, 2020
Raven, I'm happy we able to answer all of your questions and guide you through the process. This was a case I was willing to fight to the bitter end until we got exactly what you deserved, a dismissal. Thank you for trusting us and being patient and attentive. I wish you the best in all your future endeavors.
Posted by Christine | March 1, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Lawyer!
There is no one more dedicated to helping people than John Powers, Esquire. I came to him so shaken up and upset, worried that my life was falling apart. He immediately put me at ease with his warm personality and knowledge of the law here in New York. We worked together on my legal issue and he made sure I was aware of all my rights, before making any decisions. Mr. Powers was there for me, day or night... always in touch, in case I had any questions or concerns or new developments. He repeatedly went out of his way to explain things that I didn’t understand due to ‘legalese’. I’ve known Mr. Powers for over 20 years and I’ve never found anyone better than him! Do not hesitate to call his office if you have any legal issues, questions or concerns. He is the most knowledgeable and intelligent lawyer that you’ll ever find. He gives his all to help his clients. There is no lawyer more dedicated than Mr. Powers! Give him a call. It’ll be the best decision you ever made!
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Response from John Powers, December 12, 2020
Thank you, Christine, for the kind words. It was my pleasure helping you through the process and working to get the results you deserved. I'm pleased you are happy.
Posted by Brittany | November 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
You are in excellent and capable hands with Mr. Powers
I have spent the last year with Mr. Powers assisting me in my legal matters. Today was our final day in court and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. John was diligent and professional. I was being tried on my 3rd DWI and was looking at some decent jail time but, thanks to Mr. Powers, have not only come out practically unscathed but served no time in jail and have no criminal record. I can’t recommend him enough as a lawyer and just someone to have by your side throughout your legal circumstances.
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Response from John Powers, December 12, 2020
Brittany, I appreciate your trusting us and the process. I also appreciate you being patient and following up with everything we asked of you. This was a case of good teamwork. The goals were to keep you from having a criminal record and keep your driving privileges, I'm so happy we met each of those goals.
Posted by Michelle | October 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney who will fight for the best possible outcome
I hired John when my 20 year old son was arrested and facing very serious and potentially life-altering charges. John knew from the start what needed to be done to get the best possible outcome. He walked us through and kept in touch with us the entire time. If a phone call was placed or an email sent, John would respond within 24 hours. Everything he did or advised us to do was in my son’s best interest and it paid off. At the onset of my son’s case he was looking at years in prison. In the end he was sentenced to days in the local jail. One person was surprised at the outcome of the case and told my son he “must have had a good lawyer”. Honestly, he actually had a great lawyer. Thank you, John....for everything.
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Response from John Powers, October 17, 2019
Michelle, thank you for trusting your son's case to us. Thank you, also, for your patience with the process. It was a pleasure to work with everyone in support of your son. We appreciate the kind words in your review.
Posted by anonymous | August 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great guy and lawyer
I was convicted of a second DWI and John did everything he could to help lower the charges and keep me from going to jail or doing any community service. He was able to get it down, initially, from 5 years to 3 years probation with a felony on my record. As my case was nearing to an end, John was able to lower it to a misdemeanor and 2 years probation with good behavior over the next 8 months. He truly cares about the outcome of your case. I highly recommend him to be your lawyer.
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Response from John Powers, December 12, 2020
Thank you for the kind words. I'm happy you were satisfied with the outcome.
Posted by Chrissy | June 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney
I was in a bad situation after being arrested on a driving drug charge & I refused the chemical test....... Not because I was guilty but because the Officer wouldn’t accept urine as an alternative to the blood test. Something that could of given the same results and I was more the willing to submit. Instead he arrested me & said I refused the test. Originally I had legal aid Who didn’t show up to my DMV hearing on two separate dates resulting in my stupidity to continue without a lawyer & the revocation of my lincese. I was also facing jail time & years of probation. I knew I needed real help. I met with John & immediately felt I was in good hands..... he did not disappoint!!! The DA who was stuck on the same offer during numerous appearances with legal aid,, went from 10 days jail & 3 years probation to a walk-thru & 3 years probation after my first appearance with John. As this was unacceptable, He filed motions & was able to get me a hearing before trial. *legal aid put in for motions Twice yet never filed any paperwork on my behalf. I’m ashamed to admit this now but, After one of my appearances, I was annoyed with John because I thought he should of been doing certain things to elemnate some of my charges, Since I had the proof After discussing this with him, he said he knew what he was doing even if I didn’t understand. I kept my faith in him & boy was he amazing. He is a fierce advocate to have in your corner. During my hearing into just 20 minutes of John’s cross examination the Judge took a recess to allow the DA to locate paperwork .... it was during this break the Judge said To John “I could proceed & let you continue beating up on the Officer but, there is no point since I’m dismissing everything.” I have to say although I was extremely relived & happy, I was a little disappointed he wasn’t allowed to proceed because John was mesmerizing to watch. I can’t say enough about his ability in the courtroom. He was extremely prepared & ready to win. Honestly I believe the court knew John had just gotten started & if he would of been allowed to proceed, he would of been able to Prove the Trooper was lying & have him perjure himself. I still have traffic violations to deal with but the majority of my problems are gone. Because of his attention to detail,& his knowledge of the law..... He is a true expert on criminal law .... John’s expertises made it possible To be declared an Illegal Arrest! No jail & No probation. John is dedicated to providing the very best defense He is BEYOND Extraordinary. I couldn’t wait to write this review even before my case was over.... (which at this point should be in traffic court since the only charges left are traffic violations) because I want the world to know how extremely amazing John is. He was able to bring to light some of the Untrue things the officer was saying about me. Once this is over, I hope I won’t have the need for legal help in the further but, if I do I know who to call & I will tell everyone I know to look no further Hands down, John Powers is the Man This review doesn’t have enough stars for a man like John Powers!!! My whole heartily thanks to John
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Response from John Powers, June 28, 2019
Chrissy, Thank you for the kind words and your patience as the case went through the process. I couldn't wait to question that State Trooper on your behalf and I couldn't be happier for you that the judge saw there was no reason that you should have been arrested that day.
Posted by John | March 1, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Mr.
John Powers is one of the finest, knowledgeable and professional lawyers on Long Island. If you ever need legal assistance for any DUI or DWI defense., he is the lawyer to go with. His fees are also reasonable and he does not nickel or dime you for every minute of his time like some lawyers do. . He is the best! Thanks John.
Response from John Powers, June 28, 2019
Thanks for the recommendation. I appreciate it and I'm glad you are satisfied.
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AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • John T. Powers, Jr., P.C.
  • 1998 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Office of Joseph Caramagno, P.C.
  • 1998 - 2003
  • Legal Assistant Intern
  • New York City Department of Sanitation
  • 1996 - 1996

Education

  • Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Adelphi University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • People V. Behling, 22 Misc. 3d 1107[A]
  • Acquittal After Trial
  • Peoplev. Heyanka, 886 N.Y.S.2d 801, Suffolk County Dist. Ct 2009
  • Acquittal of the 1192.3 Common Law DWI charge after trial

Associations

  • Bronx Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Suffolk County Criminal Bar Association
  • Executive Committee
  • 1999 - Present
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Suffolk County Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2010 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Summer Session 2018
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2018
  • Forensic Science and the Law
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Summer Session 2015
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2015
  • Forensic Metrology Seminar
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Cross of the Arresting Officer : Criminal Law Series Lunch and Learn
  • Cross Examination
  • 2021
  • Cross Examination of the Arresting Officer on a DWI
  • Cross Examination
  • 2020
  • New York State 2019 Discovery Legislation Update CPL 245
  • Discovery and Brady v. Maryland
  • 2019
  • Practical DWI Defense in Suffolk County
  • DWI Defense
  • 2017
  • Representing the DWI Defendant in NY from Arraignment to Disposition
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • 2012
  • Criminal Case Jury Selection
  • Jury Selection
  • 2010
  • Handling the Boating While Intoxicated Case
  • Boating While Intoxicated
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (10)
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an aggressive and skilled advocate. if your life or liberty is on the line you want someone to fight for you and John will fight hard for you."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Other
"Powers is a powerful lawyer and advocate! I met John while attending the National College for DUI Defense's summer session, which was recently hosted on the campus of Harvard's law school. I saw him in action and was most impressed with his work. I left with two thoughts: 1. If I was charged with a crime in his practice area, he would be my first call for representation; and 2. I need to add his name to my rolodex for potential client referrals. If you are in trouble and need some legal help, give John a call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing John for over a decade and know him to be a skilled, diligent, and zealous advocate for his clients. I have referred him criminal cases in the past and would not hesitate to do so again in the future. John is an excellent lawyer who fights hard for his clients."