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Steven K. Patterson

Attorney At Law

Drunk Driving (DWI)



If you have been charged with driving while intoxicated or operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs, you want an experienced lawyer to protect your rights. You have a lot to lose. Your driver’s license could be at risk, as well as your job. You could face substantial fines and penalties, as well as jail time.


Steven K. Patterson brings over 20 years of experience as a DWI lawyer to people charged with driving while intoxicated (“DWI”). He has been a focused criminal defense attorney throughout his entire career, representing individuals charged with driving while intoxicated.


Mr. Patterson has obtained favorable dispositions for clients at all stages of the legal process.  Having focused the practice in Dutchess County, Columbia County and Putnam County, Steven K. Patterson has built a strong reputation in the legal community, and knows how to work within the system to get the results you need.


A large part of Mr. Patterson’s practice as a criminal defense attorney involves defending individuals charged with DWI.  He handles all matters related to driving while intoxicated, from the administrative hearing to the criminal proceeding. He will fight to protect both your driver’s license and your criminal record.


Don't Do It Alone!


In the event you are charged with DWI, it is extremely important to hire the best DWI lawyer services prior to going to court for the first time.  You may believe that you can save money by representing yourself. However, New York State Law requires that the court suspend your license at arraignment.  In addition, most courts will not address any of your concerns unless you are represented by counsel. As a result, it is crucial that you have an experienced DWI attorney with you in order to protect your rights.


When you hire Steven Patterson to defend you on a DWI or DUI charge, he will conduct an investigation of the circumstances surrounding your arrest, including the reason for the traffic stop, whether you were properly advised of your Miranda rights before making any statements to the police, whether the breath test machine was in proper working order and whether the field sobriety tests were correctly administered.


Steven K. Pattersom has successfully defended numerous individuals charged with DWI related offenses at trial, suppression hearings and at Department of Motor Vehicle administrative hearings.