New York State Victim Impact Panel

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"Hiring Adam was the best decision after I was charged with 4 tickets for a DWI. It took Adam just one court appearance to convert all the tickets into a minor DWAI with minimum charges. He always made sure I was relaxed and he would take care of me like a younger brother. I've no words to thank him for what he has done for me!" *****

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"Adam is an AWESOME attorney! I never been in trouble with the law and after getting pulled over on the holiday was charged with a DWI. I was scared and terrified. Adam told me, I would be okay and he would fight for me. Which he did. He got my misdemeanor charge down to a traffic infraction of a DWAI. Which is a non criminal charge. I am very thankful and blessed. I'm a healthcare professional and a misdemeanor would have affected my career. He is honest, a good listener, very funny and keeps you updated in regards to your case. He contacts you in reasonable time and works hard on your case. He doesn't mind when you call asking a lot of questions. Also, he is very affordable and will work with. Forget the rest, hire best. Adam is the best." *****
Emma Molodetz

The New York State Victim Impact Panel is often imposed as a sanction in DWI cases. When imposed by a court, the offender must appear at the Panel scheduled specifically by the court. You must arrive at least 30 minutes early, and you cannot consume any alcohol on the day of the Panel. You will be screened with a breath test before entering, and if you have any alcohol in your system you will not be allowed to enter. The Panel coordinator will notify your sentencing judge that you violated your sentence by showing up with alcohol in your system, and the sentencing judge can take a variety of actions. The most harsh action a judge could take would be to find that you violated the terms of your Conditional Discharge, and then sentence you for up to to one year in jail. The judge may also choose to simply resentence you to another VIP without an additional sanction.

If you live outside of New York State, the sentencing judge may allow you to attend a different Victim Impact Panel sponsored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving. You must have permission from the sentencing judge to attend one of these Panels. Do not assume that if you miss your scheduled Panel, you can just sign up for a different VIP through MADD.

If you are charged with a DWI and are trying to determine what your next steps are, feel free to call The Militello Law Firm at (585) 485-0025.

 

The Militello Law Firm
2480 Browncroft Boulevard
Rochester, New York 14625
Phone: (585) 485-0025 Fax: (585) 286-3128