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Lawrence A. Newman

DUI and DWI Attorney at Ithaca, NY

4.9   148 reviews

also known as Larry, Larry Newman

  • State Years
    New York - NY 17 years
    Florida - FL 20 years
    New Jersey - NJ 25 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 25 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found

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

About Lawrence

Learn Lawrence’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    90%
    Practice focus in DUI/DWI. This can include Complete representation beyond the criminal charges to include protecting professional licensure, teaching certification, employment, gun permits, and travel.

    26 years

  2. Criminal defense
    5%
    Any case involving Cars and/or Drugs

    26 years

  3. Personal injury
    5%
    I am a former chiropractic physician. I have represented people for injuries in four states (NY, PA, NJ, and FL).

    26 years

 

Hi my name is Larry Newman. Originally, I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. 

I am of counsel to Cyr and Associates. Their legal practice is 100% dedicated to the defense of DWI charges in the Finger Lakes region of New York.  

Cyr and Associates is a boutique law practice which focuses on New York DWI defense and criminal defense.

To learn more about DWI law in New York, I encourage you to explore their websites, free books, blog , articles, and 800 plus You Tube Videos.  

If you have a DWI or traffic related matter I urge you to pick up the phone and call Cyr and associates DIRECTLY at. They welcome your call.

 

 

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Location

Cyr and Associates
401 East State Street
Suite 400
Ithaca, NY, 14850

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  148 customer reviews
Posted by Mark | September 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AUO and Speeding
Larry handled my charges promptly, communication was excellent. I was completely dismissed from my AUO charge and my speeding ticket was reduced.........Thanks Larry!
Posted by Ryan | July 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legal Opinion Letter
I asked Larry if he could write a legal opinion letter for a DWAI in New York State. DWAI is a unique charge because it is a traffic violation and not a crime and is less severe in seriousness compared to an ordinary DWI. Larry authored a letter explaining what a DWAI is and this letter has proven to be useful for employment and other scenarios. I needed another letter for another purpose and Larry was kind enough to do this for free. He didn't ask for any more money or expect anything in return. Larry is a great lawyer and based on what I have seen goes above and beyond for his clients.
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Posted by Kent | August 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Aggravated DWT
Larry and Mike both worked on my aggravated DWI case and are a shining example of what a law firm should be. They were most helpful from start to finish of a very unpleasant set of circumstances. Providing 'to do' lists both before and after sentencing, answering countless questions I had without hesitation and offering positive support every step of the way. These gentlemen truly care about their clients and it shows. If you find yourself in an unfortunate situation requiring legal representation- look no further! They will help to put your mind at ease when things may appear hopeless. Cannot thank them enough!
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Posted by Jay | July 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reckless Driving
Larry saved me from a reckless driving misdemeanor. This was my first accident and I had four tickets stacked against me, one of them being a reckless driving. I had no experience or any idea how to deal with this. Larry took lead me by the hand and got rid of the reckless driving and a second ticket LITERALLY the day of the arraignment. I couldn't have hoped for a better result. His team is professional and always responsive. Although the time I spent with him was brief, I can assure you this a man of integrity and honor. As in, he'll take your case seriously and do his best for you. I think thats all you can hope for in these situations. If you're reading this, thanks Larry!
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Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DWAI Victory
I hired Larry after being charged with DWAI drugs, two charges of CPCS 7th, uninsured motor vehicle and unsafe lane departure. I was in active addiction when the incident resulting in these charges occurred, following the arrest I went to inpatient rehabilitation and relocated. Larry ensured I did not have to come back to upstate New York any more than absolutely necessary. Larry counseled me and ensured I understood the charges and potential consequences throughout the entire process. I was able to call him; ask any questions or verbalize any concerns I had and get a response, typically he answered the phone when I called, within hours at most. Ultimately Larry was able to have the two CPCS 7th charges, violation of unsafe lane departure and uninsured motor vehicle dropped and I ended up pleading to DWAI drugs. Following me pleading guilty to DWAI drugs I had to have a PSI/presentence investogation), something Larry had explained to me early on, with the probabtion department where I relocated to. The probation department where I relocated to is known for being very strict with driving under the influence charges; therefore they reccommeded incarceration and probation. Larry was able to explain the strict nature of the probabtion department in the area I relocated to so the Judge could understand. I ended up being sentenced to 2 years probation, what I consider to be the best possible outcome. I am a licensed professional and my license just came up for renewal as well, Larry has been walking me through the process of renewing my license with this new charge on my record. He has continued to always be available and answer all questions I have in a concise and clear manner. I am so very thankful to Larry for going above and beyond; he did an amazing job and continues to be there for me as a client even though my court case is technically settled.
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Posted by Edward | April 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Helpful, even after the fact
Lawrence Newman successfully defended me in a DUI case about 5 years ago. I did end up pleading to DUAI but that was much better than the original charge. However, this review is more about what happened this week. I was filling out some employment forms and had a question related to my case and I called Lawrence Newman and left a voice mail. He called me back in a timely manner and answered all of my questions in an extremely helpful and friendly manner. He did this without asking for any money. I highly recommend him!
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great guy and great lawyer
If you're in need of a great criminal defense lawyer in Ithaca, NY you have no need to look any further. Larry Newman is easily one of the most competent and respectable lawyers I've ever worked with. Gave me a great rate and helped me get my charge dismissed. I even needed some clarification about my case 7 years later and he replied within minutes and helped me clear up my questions. Highly recommended!!!!!
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Posted by Greg | February 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very sincere and passionate about his job. Life saver for me!
I was facing a fourth DWI conviction with very serious consequences. Larry Newman and Michael Cyr were very sincere and professional about handling my unique situation. Without these guys i would have lost my son, job, and home! I can't thank them enough for what they've done for me. I first consulted with a huge name attorney always on the radio. Then i realized with the distance, how often would i see the attorney in person? So after reading reviews for local attorneys that specifically represented people with DWI offenses; i called Cyr and Newman because of the amazing genuine ratings i had read. My first call i spoke with Larry for about an hour. He immediately knew the only way i might have a chance is to have an attorney get my story out there. I'm a worry wart and Larry had tons of patience and time to help reassure me of every possible outcome of each court hearing. With Larry and Michael together i felt very confident that i had chosen the right attorneys to represent me. Every individuals case is unique but i can guarantee you that you won't find smarter, more thorough, sincere, and compassionate attorneys than these guys! The reviews were important for me to even make that first phone call. So to thank them i wanted to leave a heartfelt honest review. In hopes that my story might help convince someone else facing very serious DWI charges, to take the leap of faith and choose these two stand up gentlemen. I lost none of the things that were in jeopardy. I received no jail time for a fourth DWI. I'm not proud but doesn't that speaks volumes as to why you would want them on your team.I was facing a fourth DWI conviction with very serious consequences. Without these guys i would have lost my son, job, and home! I can't thank them enough for what they've done for me. I first consulted with a huge name attorney always on the radio. Then i realized with the distance, how often would i see the attorney in person. So after reading reviews for local attorneys that specifically represented people with DWI offenses; i called Cyr and Newman because of the amazing genuine ratings i had read. My first call i spoke with Larry for about an hour. He immediately knew the only way i might have a chance is to have an attorney get my story out there. I'm a worry wart and Larry had tons of patience and time to help reassure me of every possible outcome of each court hearing. With Larry and Michael together i felt very confident that i had chosen the right attorneys to represent me. Everyone makes mistakes, it takes very special people to see past the bad and recognize the good in you! Make the call! I probably would be in jail or prison right now if i hadn't made that first call. Thanks again guys from the bottom of my heart! I'm forever in debt to you guys.
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Posted by Tugce | January 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer; Personal Injury Case Settled
I hired Lawrence Newman for my personal injury case when I had a car accident and injured my knee. I went through a very long treatment period including knee surgery and months of physical therapy. During this difficult time it was relieving to have Mr. Newman on my side so that I knew I am in professional hands, I didn't have to think about my case and I was able to focus on my healing. Besides him being very knowledgeable, very organized and professional, he cares about your health and well-being first. He explained to me every detail about the case very clearly. He kept me updated all the time and answered all my questions very kindly. He was very realistic about what to expect and that turned out to be true when the case settled recently. It was the best settlement I could get from my case and I wouldn't be able to deal with this without Mr.Newman. He is an outstanding lawyer, I highly recommend Lawrence Newman.
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Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DWI Charge
Larry gave a great impression from the moment we sat down and met. After my arrest, I thought my life was over and my future career was in jeopardy. Larry helped ease my anxiety and view it as a "life experience" rather than a necessary, legal obligation. He is always available by phone and open to any question. I wouldn't have wanted any other experience than I got working with Larry- he made me and my family feel hopeful. A friend of mine faced a similar (but lesser) situation ~4 months after my incident and Larry was very open to allowing my friend to reach out with some questions. 2 months after my court date, I still have contact with Larry. He reduced my 5 charges to 1. A very scary experience made truly comfortable.
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Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Speeding ticket resolved
I received a speeding ticket and contacted Larry. He was extremely helpful in walking me through the process, providing me with the necessary information I needed and was always available to address any questions I had along the way. I would recommend him to anyone in need of this type of service.
Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Well Done
Larry provided good, attentive service when I was charged with a DWI in New York and made a difficult situation more comfortable. Nearly seven years later, He also wrote a letter that helped me secure a professional license. He provided the letter immediately and did not accept additional compensation, even though I offered. I recommend and thank Larry.
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Posted by Marco | December 5, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Truly vested in my issue. Best in Class Knowledge
Although Lawrence was not my direct attorney he offered more reliable and better information than the attorney I've hired. He truly knows his trade and is an excellent source of info.
Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2015
Great Lawyer: DUI Charge
Larry is an extremely responsive and attentive lawyer. He got things done and helped me out tremendously when I received a DUI charge. He made a terrible situation much better. Although not the cheapest option, Larry will do a great job with you in a quick and efficient manner. My case was resolved in a manner of one month. He is always available and will give you the correct information that you need. I highly recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2015
Great with my DWI ticket!
Larry is very knowledgeable of all the laws pertaining to DWI and could answer any question I had. He always got back to me in a timely manner and was always polite and nice to talk to. He always kept me in the loop of what was going on and whenever I was confused about something, all I had to do was call, text, or email and he would get back to me quickly. If he didnt know the answer to something, he would find it. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2015
Excellent Attorney!
I am so grateful for the guidance I was given during the DWI process by Larry Newman. He was so kind, knowledgable and gave me hope for a positive outcome when I thought there could not be one. I am very thankful for all his encouragement and insight he gave us. He took so much time to make sure I understood everything we were going through. I would highly recommend Larry Newman when in need of a great attorney, especially DWI
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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2015
DWAI Case
Larry we extremely helpful in guiding me through my DWAI incident. I believe that his proactive methods and knowledge of the New York state legal system really benefited me in helping me receive the best possible outcome.
Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2015
Knowledge and Trust
From the moment I discussed my situation with Larry Newman I had no doubt he was the attorney I needed. He is extremely professional, respectful, sincere, and responsive. Through my entire experience he kept me informed and calm. He went through step by step what I had to do to resolve the situation that i created . I did everything I was advised and the outcome showed that he had all the knowledge and talent that is absolutely needed to resolve a life changing event. I will always appreciate his talent and knowledge. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2015
Great Experience with Mr. Newman
He was kind, comforting & professional. Mr. Newman did everything he could to realistically and good-naturedly explain the realities of my situation and of course he tried his absolute best on my behalf and I was very satisfied with the outcome of our interaction. I had a DUI and he got me off with simply some fines and a briefly suspended license. No jail, no probation. Without him, I have no idea where I would be today, but I would definitely be in a much worse place. I have e-mailed him with questions relating to the case nearly 5 years after it happened and he still responds promptly and kindly with all the information I need. Highly recommended!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2015
Helped in a Time Crunch
Larry was an immense help when I ran into some legal troubles right before I was supposed to leave the country for a few months. He remained calm and responsive to me even when I was not as cool and collected. As a college student, he was able to understand my needs and was able to help me only receive an ACD for everything, meaning that I could leave the country without any problems. I would most definitely recommend Larry to anyone who requires legal help.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner, Doctor, Lawyer
  • Law Offices of Lawrence Newman, D.C., Esq.
  • 1998 - Present
  • Doctor, Owner
  • Newman Chiropractic Health Center
  • 1986 - 1995

Education

  • Draeger Safety Diagnostics, Inc.
  • Certification in Alcotest Breath Testing
  • 2012
  • National Criminal Defense College, Macon, GA
  • Graduate Trial Practice Institute
  • 2011
  • Trial Lawyers College
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2010
  • Trial Lawyers College
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2010
  • Trial Lawyers College
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2010
  • Trial Lawyers College
  • Certificate of Competion
  • 2010
  • New York Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2010
  • Texas Criminal Trial Lawyers Association
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2010
  • Industrial Training & Design Ltd
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2009
  • New York Bar Association
  • Certifciate of Completion
  • 2009
  • New Hampshire Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2009
  • The National College of DUI Defense
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2009
  • Walden, Platt and Associates
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2009
  • Tompkins County Bar Association
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2008
  • New York Bar Association
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2008
  • Tompkins County Bar Association
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2007
  • New York Bar Association
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2007
  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • Juris Doctorate in Law
  • 1997
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Associations

  • National College of Criminal Defense
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • member
  • 2009 - Present
  • New York Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Tompkins County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Doctor of the Year, 1990
  • Markson Management Services
  • 1990

Speaking Engagements

  • Faxton St. Luke's Hospital
  • Teflon Coating Your New York Professional License
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (35)
Given (55)
Endorse Lawrence
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Larry's approach is proven and reliable in every case. He is the most thorough DWI lawyer I have ever had the privilege to work with. I learn something new every day working with him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"One of Larry's best qualities as an attorney is his honesty and candor with his clients. He's a straight shooter when it comes to his legal advice and properly managing the expectations of his clients. His wealth of experience as an attorney licensed in three jurisdictions is immense. I had the privilege of being consulted by Larry on an issue of how Florida laws would impact his NY client. Larry's spot on analysis and practical approach to his client's dilemma impressed me a great deal. He is now my "go to guy" in Upstate NY."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Larry is a tough and experience trial lawyer that really goes to bat for his clients. I know whenever I refer a case to Larry, the client is in good hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this attorney. Lawrence is the man, and a pleasure to work with. Aside from the above he is skilled lawyer. If you need a job done right, call Lawrence."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Newman is extremely knowledgeable in the field of DUI/DWI. He is a tremendously experienced and is a zealous advocate. If you are charged with a DUI/DWI, you can be confident that Mr. Newman will know the issues, know the law and present a strong defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Newman is an outstanding attorney who provides exemplary advice on Avvo. I would recommend everyone and anyone to him for representation. Even though I have been practicing fo 24 years, as a judge, magistrate, prosecutors, and in private practice, I learn valuable new information from him every day. A superb attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Larry will impress you with his knowledge, intelligence, and personal skills. He will then use all of those skills to beat your case or get you a deal above and beyond any "regular" lawyer. Look at the content he puts out --- he knows so much and has the capacity (which is rare) to explain his knowledge to the average person (i.e. juries) or clients. This is a tremendous skill that few possess. If I were in NY I would be happy to get a beer with Larry. If I were in NY and I got in trouble, Larry would be on my speed dial."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Newman personifies commitment to the profession. He is a kind person and yet a formidable advocate for his client; and truly a wellspring of information on the subject of DWI, and all things cars."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Larry often has new case law on emerging DWI procedure before even the local judges do. And a real nice gentleman as well."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Larry Newman is a well respected DUI/DWI Lawyer.His commitment to the defense of those accused of DWI/DUI is based on years of continued learning and a focus on the rights of the accused. Any Lawyer who excels in this field must know the science,law,procedures and every legal skill to assist the accused. Larry Newman's clients are fortunate to have the skilled Lawyer who fits that bill."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Lawrence is a great lawyer. I have reached out to him many times for answers to questions. He is also licensed in several states. This makes him very valuable to out of state drivers when they have questions as to the affect of a NY conviction on the license of their home state."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred several matters to Larry and he has referred matters to me. He is experienced and well-informed on traffic matters, especially DWI's."
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Ithaca DUI and DWI Lawyer Lawrence A. Newman
Lawrence A. Newman
DUI and DWI Attorney
Ithaca, NY
Licensed for 25 years
Free Consultation