New York DWI Defense Lawyers

Clifton C. Carden III, Esq.

Attorney Carden heads the DWI practice at Azria Law Office.  Mr. Carden brings a wealth of experience to his DWI defense practice.

Before joining Azria Law Office, Mr. Carden served as an Assistant District Attorney in Onondaga County where he prosecuted felony and misdemeanor driving while intoxicated (DWI), boating while intoxicated, snowmobiling while intoxicated, and aggravated unlicensed operation crimes. Before being appointed to the DWI bureau, Mr. Carden worked in the Municipal Courts Bureau where he handled arraignments, preliminary hearings, motion practice, several different courts, and coordinated the ride-along program between law enforcement agencies and the District Attorney's Office.

Mr. Carden knows the DWI law. He has instructed for the Prosecutor’s Training Institute, District Attorney’s Office, County Magistrates Association, Bar Association, and Stop DWI Driver Improvement Program. As a defense attorney he continues to lecture on DWI and stay up to date on the latest developments in DWI law.

Before joining the DA’s Office, Clifton served on active duty in the infantry of the United States Marine Corps.  His active duty assignments included serving with the Marine Corps Security Force Company in Kings Bay, Ga. and two deployments with Kilo Company 3rd Battalion 8th Marines.  After leaving active duty, he continued his service in the Army Reserve with the 88th Military Police Company of Fort Eustis, Virginia.  As a civilian, Mr. Carden worked in the City of Norfolk, Virginia, at both the federal and local level, as a police officer until attending law school. 

Mr. Carden received his law degree from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond and his undergraduate degree from Christopher Newport University.

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