Lakewood Township Lawyer

Third Offense DWI in NJ

Clock 3Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a serious offense.  Each time that you are caught, the punishment is more severe.  A third DWI carries particularly heavy penalties when it occurs within ten years of a second DWI.  A conviction carries with it a 180-day prison term, the loss of your license for ten years, up to 90 days of community service and 12 to 48 hours in the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC).  Fines, fees and surcharges include a $1,000 fine, a $280 IDRC fee, and a $1,500 per year insurance surcharge for three years.  There are mandatory donations of $100 to the Drunk Driving Fund, $100 to the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Fund, and $75 to the Neighborhood Services Fund.  Finally, there is the mandated installation of an ignition interlock device for the duration of your license suspension, and for one to three years following restoration.

A DWI conviction is often dependent on the results of the breath test, which measures your blood alcohol content (BAC).  Improper administration of the breath test can impact the likelihood of conviction.  Carmine R. Villani of Villani & DeLuca is a former Municipal Prosecutor experienced in both the prosecution and defense of DWI charges.  He can evaluate the circumstances of your arrest and determine if proper protocol was followed, helping you to build your defense and avoid the heavy penalties associated with a third DWI.  If you have been charged with a third DWI in Lakewood, contact our offices immediately at (732) 965-3350 to set up an appointment.

Fake ID Charge in Lakewood, NJ

If you are caught with a fake ID in New Jersey, you may be facing serious fines and penalties.  The severity of the punishment depends, in part, on the circumstances of your arrest.  If you were caught using the fake ID to illegally purchase alcohol or to obtain tobacco, you may lose your license for a period of six months up to two years.  Additionally, this is considered a disorderly persons criminal offense, and carries fines of up to $1,000 and six months in prison.

If you have been caught with a fake ID, it is important to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney.  Contact Villani & DeLuca to set up your free consultation with a Lakewood Municipal Court attorney and explore your options.

Collaborative Divorce Options in Lakewood, NJ

If you are considering a divorce but fear a long, drawn out court battle, do not despair.  There are several methods of alternative dispute resolution available, including mediation and collaborative divorce.  Mediation involves one attorney working for both parties, while collaborative divorce involves separate attorneys for each of the spouses, working together to help the couple reach a settlement with minimal conflict.

Collaborative divorce is not for everyone. It requires both parties to treat each other with respect and consideration.  It is often the best option where children are involved because it spares the children the stress and trauma of witnessing the parents fighting over them.

If you live in Lakewood and you are considering a collaborative divorce, contact our attorneys at Villani & DeLuca for a free consultation.  During your first appointment, one of our Lakewood divorce lawyers can provide an overview of the collaborative divorce process and assess whether this is the best option for you.  Call us today at (732) 965-3350.

Experienced Lakewood, NJ Law Firm

Whether you’re facing a family law matter, a criminal charge or a DWI or other motor vehicle violation, the lawyers at Villani & DeLuca are here for you.  We have offices in Ocean County and Monmouth County, close to Lakewood.  Call (732) 965-3350 today for a free legal consultation.