is one of only four lawyers
in the entire State of New York
who have been Board Certified as
Specialists in DWI Defense Law by the
National College for DUI Defense ("NCDD").*
Peter served as Dean of the
National College for DUI Defense
the only organization in the
United States that is accredited by the
American Bar Association to certify
attorneys as specialists in DWI law.
In the context of New York DWI law, an “underage offender” is a person under 21 years of age. By contrast, a “youthful offender” is a person at least 16 years of age and under 19 years of age. As a general rule, the laws pertaining to, and the consequences of, alcohol- and drug-related driving offenses are similar for motorists over and under 21, with 3 major exceptions:
However, since there are various important issues that are unique to underage offenders, an underage offender charged with DWI should seek the advice of an attorney familiar with this area of the law.
Author of Handling the DWI Case in New York
Considered a standard reference for the defense of Driving While Intoxicated cases. (Published by Thomson/West)
Peter Gerstenzang, Esq.
Gerstenzang, Sills, Cohn & Gerstenzang
210 Great Oaks Boulevard
Albany, New York 12203
Phone: (518) 456-6456
Fax: (518) 456-6056
Cell: (518) 441-7011
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