DWI Refusal Hearing FAQs

May 17, 2016 in DWI, Frequently Asked Questions
DWI refusal hearing

If you’re pulled over for a DWI in New York and refuse to take a breathalyzer test or chemical test, you may be subject to a DWI refusal hearing.  Here’s a quick Q&A about that process: Question: If I am pulled over by the police in NY, do I have to submit to a chemical […]


Bigg Base, BuzzFeed & Justice

March 25, 2016 in News
Bigg Base

I wanted to share a recent case because it was a remarkable experience and worth knowing about—certainly BuzzFeed thought so. Ronald “Bigg BASE” Goland was a 24 year-old African American man who lived with his mother, father and siblings in the Bronx. The first time that I met Bigg BASE, he was sitting behind the […]


Prisoners’ Constitutional Rights to be Free from Sexual Abuse Protected by Second Circuit

August 11, 2015 in Civil Rights, Victories

The Second Circuits Ruling in Crawford v. Cuomo Today Clarifies that Any Sexual Abuse of a Prisoner is a Constitutional Violation A terrific ruling today in Crawford v. Cuomo, a case brought by Perlmutter & McGuinness and the Law Office of Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma, protects prisoners’ constitutional rights to be free from sexual abuse.  It should seem obvious, […]


Lesser Included Offenses

August 4, 2015 in Assault, DWI, Frequently Asked Questions

In many cases when you are charged with a crime, you may notice that there are also a number of other, similar charges against you.  These additional charges are known as lesser included offenses. You may ask, why am I being charged for multiple crimes following a single incident?  For example, if you are charged with […]


The Daily News Reports on our NYC Breathalyzer Findings

July 24, 2015 in DWI, News
intoxilyzer machine

The Daily News recently reported on our work uncovering and analyzing the NYPD’s Intoxilyzer records. In our recent legal battle to procure NYC DWI Records, we found many disturbing issues with the Intoxliyzer machines regularly used to determine if a driver is legally drunk.  Not only did we learn that some Intoxilyzer machines weren’t rendering proper results, […]


New York City Intoxilyzer Breath Testing Records Now Available Online!

May 9, 2015 in DWI, Freedom of Information
NYPD Intoxilyzer

All NYPD Intoxilyzer records are now available to the public.  Following our lengthy legal battle, Perlmutter & McGuinness, P.C is now exclusively hosting all of the maintenance, repair and calibration records for the Intoxilyzer 5000EN breath testing machines used by the NYPD.  We currently have all records from January 2008 to August 2012, and will be adding records […]