As a graduate of the University at Buffalo and Albany Law School, I began my career as an Assistant District Attorney in upstate New York where I prosecuted thousands of cases including felonies, misdemeanors, violations and DWI. As a prosecutor, ...
Practice areas & skills: DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Civil Rights, Business, Personal Injury
Review: “steve Chesley represented me on a complex lateral side collision involving a defective restraint system in a high volume entry level luxury sedan. He kept me informed, followed through and was responsive.”
Practice areas & skills: DUI & DWI, Personal Injury, Social Security, Speeding & Traffic Ticket, Workers Compensation
If you are suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you may be arrested for DUI (driving under the influence). Depending on the state, the specific crime is also called DWI (driving while intoxicated), OUI (operating under the influence), or OWI (operating while intoxicated). A DUI conviction has serious consequences (for example, losing your driving privileges); but an experienced DUI attorney can often get the charges dropped or reduced, or may be able to negotiate lesser penalties depending on your circumstances and your past history.