If you have been arrested for a DWI of any kind in Rockland County, you may be worried, confused, or frightened about what will happen to you next. You may also wish to fight the charges, which you have a legal right to do in court. By fighting the charges against you, you may be able to avoid a conviction with all of the negative consequences that entails, including jail time, hefty fines, suspension or revocation of your driver's license and the installation of an ignition interlock device. As an experienced Rockland County DWI lawyer, I can help you by formulating an effective defense, which can minimize the harsh consequences you may be facing.
The special focus of my firm is DWI defense. I am extremely experienced in DWI cases because of my legal background. I have been practicing law in New York since 1998, having spent more than 4 years in the Rockland County District Attorney's Office. As a Senior Assistant District Attorney, I was appointed to head the office's DWI bureau. I became extremely knowledgeable and experienced in all of the legal aspects of every type of DWI case, from underage DWI to Aggravated and multiple DWIs.
With this background as a prosecutor, I know how the prosecution will build its case and can anticipate and counteract their strategies and tactics with a comprehensive defense plan on your behalf. I understand all of the scientific and technical aspects of DWI cases, from breath and blood testing to field sobriety tests and more. In the case of a DWI connected with alcohol or drugs, if you are looking for a thorough and efficient defense, I urge you to contact me for a consultation about your case.
When you come to me for legal services as a Rockland County DWI attorney, I will personally handle your case from start to finish. My law practice is client-based and results-oriented. You will have the confidence that your case is in the hands of a DWI lawyer who knows the law, the procedures, and the court system in Rockland County and who will work vigorously on your behalf to achieve the best possible outcome for your situation.
Attorney Brian Berkowitz
Defending Clients Since 2002
After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from Ramapo College of New Jersey, I pursued my legal education at Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island. Strangely enough, when making the decision to attend Law School, the thought of practicing Criminal Law never entered my mind.
It was during my first year of Law School, while taking a required Criminal Law class that I found myself intrigued by this area of law, which lead to a summer internship at the Rockland County District Attorney's Office in New City, New York. By the time the summer was over and the internship completed, I found my calling and began my second year of Law School energized with the desire to practice criminal law. During my third and final year of Law School, I was fortunate to be selected to participate in the School's Criminal Defense Clinic where, as a student attorney, I was given the opportunity to personally represent criminal defendants from arraignment to trial.
In 1998, after graduating from Law School, I began my legal career as a prosecutor in the Rockland County District Attorney's Office, eventually earning a promotion to Senior Assistant District Attorney and was appointed to head the office's Driving While Intoxicated Bureau.
While working in this supervisory role, I was responsible for the training of prosecutors and the review and assessment of every Driving While Intoxicated case brought before the Rockland County District Attorney's Office, as well as personally handling the most serious misdemeanor and felony Driving While Intoxicated cases from inception to trial.
In 2002, I founded the Law Office of Brian Berkowitz based upon the simple idea that hard work and dedication to my clients can make all the difference to someone charged with a crime and facing the weight of the criminal justice system mounting against them.
As a DWI and Criminal Defense Attorney, I utilize my insight, vast background and experience on both sides of the criminal justice system to diligently defend my clients who are charged with Driving While Intoxicated and all other Criminal matters before the Courts of Rockland County and the State of New York.
I am admitted to practice law in both New York and New Jersey and I am a member of the Rockland County Bar Association and New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Additionally, I have achieved a perfect rating of 10.0 Superb by Avvo, a notable online rating service that gives users a clear understanding on the abilities and experiences of attorneys.