LBI DWI Lawyer

The barrier island known as Long Beach Island is one of the most popular summer destinations on the East Coast.  Containing several Jersey shore communities including Long Beach Township, Beach Haven and Barnegat Light, LBI sees its fair share of auto accidents due to drunk driving.  If you are arrested for a DWI, DUI or refusal in Long Beach Island, you face some very serious penalties, such as a significant increase in your car insurance, loss of your driver’s license and potentially some time in jail.

You may be tempted to show up in court without a lawyer, especially if you are a minor or have no prior record of offenses.  However, the municipal courts of Long Beach Island have a zero tolerance policy towards any and all drunk drivers.  This policy arises from the fact that drunk driving is the leading cause of serious auto accidents and auto related fatalities. Hiring an experienced LBI DWI lawyer is imperative.

A recent incident that illustrates the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol occurred on March 7, 2014 on the Long Beach Bridge.  At around 6 AM, a woman who was driving while intoxicated crashed into a tree in Island Park, and attempted to flee from the scene of the crash.  Police pursued her until she drove onto the bridge, where the car burst into flames.  In addition to the driver’s erratic driving, the ensuing police chase and explosion were a huge threat to public safety.

Fight Your LBI DWI Charge with a Trained Lawyer

With such serious accidents occurring throughout the year, you stand little to no chance of fighting a DWI charge without help from an experienced LBI DWI lawyer.  To discuss all the possible options for resolving your charges, please call Villani & DeLuca at (732) 965-3350.  You will receive an explanation of your rights and specific details regarding your case from partner and former municipal prosecutor, Carmine R. Villani, Esq.

Experienced in both the prosecution and defense of DWI and refusal cases, Mr. Villani can advise you on the best course of action for resolving your charges.  He is also one of less than 50 lawyers in all of New Jersey to have received training directly from the manufacturer of the Alcotest 7110 breath testing device.  Improper administration of the breath test or inaccuracies in your test results, which can only be confirmed by an Alcotest 7110 trained attorney, are invaluable ammunition for your defense.  Furthermore, Mr. Villani is trained in standardized field sobriety testing (SFST), allowing him to scrutinize and challenge the results of your field sobriety tests.  In recent years, SFST has become very controversial, due to a high rate of incorrect administration and assessment of test results by police officers.  As an unscientific and statistically inaccurate testing method, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing should never be the main basis for charging an individual with a DWI.

Experienced LBI DWI Attorneys

There are many other aspects of your case that can be challenged by our knowledgeable DWI attorneys. For instance, although New Jersey’s “implied consent” laws allow police to charge you with refusal if you refuse to submit a breath sample, they must also have probable cause for pulling you over in the first place.  There is also a strict protocol of evidence that must be provided by the police in order to bring your case to trial.  We invite you to find out more about our DWI services during a free initial consultation.  With thorough knowledge of New Jersey’s DWI statutes, our attorneys can answer all your questions pertaining to your charges.  Please call an experienced LBI DWI attorney today at (732) 965-3350 to schedule a free consultation.