Defending a Marijuana DUI Case in NJ in 2016

Criminal Defense LawyerCarmine R. Villani recently attended a conference hosted by the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) in Marina Del Rey, California on “Cannabis and Cars: What You Need to Know to Defend a Marijuana DUI Case,”. This 2016 Winter Session was the first conference of its kind in the nation and it put the focus on the DRE DUI, with an emphasis on defending marijuana DUIs and marijuana driving violations.

Importance of Hiring a trained Marijuana DUI Lawyer in NJ

A Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) uses an evaluation to recognize impairment in drivers under the influence of drugs and alcohol. These evaluations are based on signs such as the driver’s appearance, eye movement, vital signs, field sobriety test performance and behavior. This drug recognition process is standardized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Standardization of the DRE procedure is important to avoid errors and a properly DRE evaluation trained attorney is aware of these standards; using this knowledge to build a case and fight a DWI charge. When fighting a DUI case, it is important to have a NJ lawyer on your side that knows the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s rules extremely well. Small slips made by the acting officer could be the difference between a test being admissible in court or being invalid.

Carmine Villani: A Drug Recognition Lawyer for your Marijuana DUI Defense

Carmine Villani, the DUI attorney at Villani & DeLuca has undergone the same field sobriety test training that police officers receive to better acquaint himself with the procedure. Failing a field sobriety test does not always mean the driver will be found guilty or actually is guilty of a DUI and Mr. Villani is highly familiar with the NHTSA’s rules and regulations to properly examine every case.

Villani & DeLuca Partner Carmine Villani has attended many courses covering training on some of the essential components of DUI law, including the January 2016 “Cannabis in Cars” course. He is trained in the proper administration of the standardized field sobriety tests and the proper use of the Alcotest breath testing device, the machine currently used to calculate drivers’ blood alcohol concentration in New Jersey. In addition, Mr. Villani has taught a continuing education seminar to NJ lawyers, addressing breath test refusal charges and their consequences.

If you are in need of an experienced DUI lawyer to defend your New Jersey marijuana DUI charge, contact Villani & DeLuca to set up a free consultation with Carmine Villani. Call 888-389-9533 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

About the Seminar Sponsor: NCDD

The National College for DUI Defense, Inc. (NCDD) is a professional, non-profit corporation dedicated to the improvement of the criminal defense bar, and to the dissemination of information to the public about DUI Defense Law as a specialty area of law practice.