Xavier & Associates

Firm Overview

Being charged with a DWI is serious business with serious consequences for your future. You don't want to be stuck navigating the complicated criminal justice system on your own.

The daunting process of DWI/DUI Defense includes an arraignment, demands for discovery, negotiations with the government, substance evaluations, court appearances, motions, hearings, trials, pleadings and sentencing.

Navigating this system on your own or with an inexperienced New York DWI (DUI) lawyer can be confusing and can lead to losing important rights and become very expensive for you in the future.

At our firm, DWI defense is our only practice area. We understand the complexity of DWI cases. Our team is constantly researching relevant law and keeping up to date with the fast changing administrative procedures. The attorneys analyze every detail of a DWI arrest, identify legal problems, and apply relevant laws to advocate for each client. This allows us to provide premium DWI defense and increases the likelihood of attaining the best results possible.

If you have been arrested or charged with a New York DWI, DUI, or a drunk driving related offense, please contact the DWI focused defense lawyers at Xavier + Associates as soon as possible. Our DUI lawyers are experienced, skilled, and prepared to advocate for your rights so that you can focus on what matters most to you.
Main Office
Main Office
269 W. Jefferson St., 2nd Floor
Syracuse  NY  13202
  • (800) 459-6151


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Available 24/7
Office Manager
Sean Kelsey
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Syracuse Office
269 W. Jefferson Street
Syracuse,  NY  13202

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Many people don't fully understand the impact that a DWI conviction in New York can ultimately have on their lives. DWI convictions affect relationships, make obtaining jobs difficult, and can have psychological effects on those enduring the process. Some innocent people wrongly believe that not hiring an attorney will prove innocence, but that is not correct. Hiring a skilled DWI defense attorney is not admitting guilt. It's a way to protect your rights and prevent evidence that is taken out of context from hurting you. Even if you have committed a crime, the criminal justice system in New York State often makes mistakes and may not always serve true justice. Our team will make sure that you are treated fairly, every step of the way along the process.

We believe you deserve to have all your questions answered, and all your worries about what this may cost you can be put at ease. We believe taking you step by step through this process should be easy. Our system for adjusting our style and approach for each individual case has had proven results. Because we believe in our clients.

Dennis Nave

Mr. Nave is an attorney in our Syracuse Office. Born and raised in Syracuse, he is devoted to staying and serving his local community. Mr. Nave has dedicated his time to learning the practice of criminal law and DWI defense. His top priority is to serve his clients in order to further their goals.

While completing his Juris Doctor and Master in Public Administration at Syracuse University, Mr. Nave was actively involved in the Student Bar Association and was honored with the Student Bar Association Distinguished Services Award. Mr. Nave was also involved in Alternate Dispute Resolution and the Criminal Law Society.

Dennis believes anyone charged with a crime by the government deserves to have their rights protected. Being pulled over and charged with a DWI is a frightening situation and it is part of my job to help alleviate some of that worry. He takes pride in offering the best possible service to our clients and will work diligently to help resolve their case.

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