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MARCH 16, 2011

Todd J.W. Wisner asked to comment on his client's decision to proceed to trial in a DWI case involving a fatal motor vehicle accident by Michael Zeigler of the newspaper Democrat & Chronicleon March 16, 2011 in an article entitled Tyler Gaudioso to go to trial over fatal car crash.

FEBRUARY 1, 2011

Todd J.W. Wisner asked to comment in the legal publication The Daily Record on the People v. Hernandez case where Mr. Wisner represented Mr. Hernandez in a DWI case where the court suppressed the chemical breath test based upon the use of electronic signatures on the basis that they were not reliable and deprived the defendant of the right to confront the evidence. Mr. Wisner's argument and the court's reasoning was confirmed in an unrelated United States Supreme Court case Bullcoming v. New Mexico, 564 U.S. ___ (2011).

JANUARY 26, 2011,

WISNER & WISNER client Joseph J. Hernandez, represented by Todd J.W. Wisner is successful in precluding the chemical test when the admissibility of breath test foundational documents are called into question due to electronic signatures and the inability to cross examine the authors of the documents.  For the published decision see People v. Hernandez, 31 Misc.3d 208, 915 N.Y.S.2d 824, 2011 N.Y. Slip Op. 21022, N.Y. City Ct., January 26, 2011.

AUGUST 16, 2010

Todd J.W. Wisner asked to comment on the new ignition interlock law in New York State by WHEC News Channel 10 by news correspondent Linette Adams on August 15, 2010.

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AUGUST 15, 2010

Todd J.W. Wisner asked to comment on bench trial verdicts in DWI cases by Michael Zeigler of the newspaper Democrat & Chronicle on August 15, 2010 in an article entitled Judges, district attorney clash over DWI cases.

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AUGUST 15, 2010

Todd J.W. Wisner asked to comment on the newly enacted Leandra's Law in New York State imposing a mandatory ignition interlock device on all misdemeanor and felony DWI defendants by Michael Zeigler of the newspaper Democrat & Chronicle on August 15, 2010.

APRIL, 2010

Todd J.W. Wisner asked to join the Camp Good Days & Special Times, Inc. Board of Directors.   A camp for children suffering from cancer. Mr. Wisner also joins the finance committee advising the board of directors.

DECEMBER 31 , 2009

Todd J.W. Wisner asked to comment on the newly enacted Leandra's Law in New York State converting a first offense DWI misdemeanor charge to a class E felony when a child under the age of 16 is in the vehicle. Wisner was also asked to comment on the mendment of the Vehicle and Traffic Statute 1993 mandating the installation of the ignition interlock device on all misdemeanor and felony DWI defendants in The Daily Record on December 31, 2009.

NOVEMBER 18 , 2009

Todd J.W. Wisner asked to comment on article about questionable traffic stops in The Daily Record on November 18, 2009.

FEBRUARY 1-3, 2007

Todd J.W. Wisner was factory trained on the Datamaster DMT®. The Datamaster DMT is the new frontier of evidential breath testing.  Mr. Wisner became the first New York lawyer to be certified to operate, conduct diagnostic verifications and calibration the Datamaster DMT.

OCTOBER 14, 2007

Todd J.W. Wisner asked to comment on DWI trials article entitled "Trials atypical in local DWI's" in the Democrat & Chronicle on October 15, 2007

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MAY 29, 2007

Robin Unwin, Esq., joins Wisner & Wisner as a DWI defense trial lawyer.

FEBRUARY 1-3, 2007

Todd J.W. Wisner was factory trained on the BAC Datamaster® again. This time the training was in the operation, diagnostic verifications and calibration of the BAC Datamaster. Mr. Wisner became the first New York lawyer to be certified to perform a diagnostic verification and calibration of the BAC Datamaster in 2007.

DECEMBER 13, 2005

Todd J.W. Wisner asked to comment on New York Supreme Court ruling overturning local court suppression of breath test evidence in article entitled "Irondequoit Rulings Reversed" in the Democrat & Chronicle on December 13, 2005.

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MAY 2005

Todd J.W. Wisner was certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as an Instructor of DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing in Nevada, May 2005.

FEBRUARY 17, 2005

Maria Reed, Esq., joins Wisner & Wisner as a DWI defense trial lawyer.

AUGUST 24, 2004

Honorable Donald J. Wisner, New York State Supreme Court Fourth Department Justice, retires and joins WISNER & WISNER LLP

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NOVEMBER 12-15 2003

Todd J.W. Wisner became the first New York lawyer to be certified in the science of evidential breath alcohol testing and the operation of the BAC Datamaster® at National Patent Analytical Systems.

MAY 2003

WISNER & WISNER adopts two highways in Monroe County to clean and maintain through the Monroe County Department of Transportation. The highways are cleaned several times a year by attorneys and staff.  The law firm has continued to maintain these highways until present.

AUGUST 2002

WISNER & WISNER acquires a BAC Datamater ® and becomes the first New York law firm to own the newer breath testing instrument from National Patent Analytical Systems.  This is the same breath testing instrument used in the STAR van by the Monroe County Sheriff's Department, the Rochester Police Department and by most law enforcement agencies. WISNER & WISNER also acquired a RepCo Simulator which is used by law enforcement to simulate a breath test before and after a subject blows into the Datamaster to check to see if the device has fallen out of industry standards.

AUGUST, 2002

Todd J.W. Wisner founds NEWYORKDWI.COM as a legal resource for lawyers and clients to refer to for DWI LAW in New York State.

JULY 2002

Todd J.W. Wisner asked to comment on the remote "calibration" of the BAC Datamaster by television news channel WHEC Channel 10 on July 2002.

JUNE 7-9 2002

Todd J.W. Wisner was certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the Administration of DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing in Texas, June 7-9, 2002. Mr. Wisner became one of the first lawyers in New York State to be certified in the administration of standardized field sobriety testing.

FEBRUARY 2002

WISNER & WISNER acquires a ALCO-SENSOR IV preliminary breath screening device manufactured by Intoximeters, Inc.  The Alco-Sensor is widely used by law enforcement because it is hand held and portable.  The device is known to be used by the New York State Police, the Monroe County Sheriff, the Rochester Police Department and other law enforcement agencies in sobriety checkpoints and at road side stops.  WISNER & WISNER's model IV allows the device to save a result into memory and print the result.

JULY, 1999

WISNER & WISNER begins fundraising for Camp Good Days & Special Times, Inc. The law firm begins a annual campaign to raise money for the camp.  Both Donald Wisner and Todd Wisner volunteered at the camp when Todd was in college.

MARCH 1999

WISNER & WISNER acquires a BREATHALYZER MODEL 900A manufactured by the Stephenson Corporation.  The Breathalyzer was used by law enforcement statewide for many years until the 1980's when the New York State Troopers adopted the Draeger Alcotest and the Monroe County Sheriff's Department and other most other law enforcement agencies adopted the BAC Datamaster®.  Often police, prosecutors and some judges still refer to the newer breath testing devices as the breathalyzer. Today the device is considered an antique.

FEBRUARY, 1999

Todd J.W. Wisner becomes a member of the National College for DUI Defense at Harvard Law School (the college was founded in 1995).

SEPTEMBER, 1998

Todd J.W. Wisner becomes a life member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a life member of the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

JULY, 1996

WISNER & WISNER founds DWILAW.COM as a primary website for the law firm to represent only clients charged with alcohol influenced operating offenses, vehicular crimes and appeals.

AUGUST, 1994

Todd J.W. Wisner founds Wisner Law Firm, P.C. now WISNER & WISNER, LPP concentrating the law practice in DWI Defense.  Mr. Wisner begins representing clients as far away as Niagara Falls, Watertown, Ithaca, Oswego, Syracuse and Buffalo.

 

 

 






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