New Jersey DUI Lawyers Will Fight Your Drunk Driving Charge
Have you been charged with DUI in NJ? Strict NJ laws and penalties for DUI can alter your life. However, you do have many choices given to you by NJ. Your right to an attorney can help you avoid penalties and bring back regularity to your life.
DWI requires a more specialized attorney. The lawyers at Villani & DeLuca possess in-depth experience in the legal background required to effectively defend DUI cases in New Jersey, and they will assertively fight on your behalf to make sure you get just judgment under the law.
What are the DWI laws in New Jersey?
When anyone is stopped for suspicion of drunk driving in New Jersey, police have the ability to conduct a standardized field sobriety test (SFST) to test the driver for a blood alcohol concentration over the legal limit of 0.08%. and a blood alcohol percentage of 0.08% or greater. A reading that is 0.08% or above constitutes a DWI charge.
As a partner and founding member of Villani & DeLuca, P.C., Carmine Villani, Esq. has battled DUI/DWI claims in NJ for years. Mr. Villani belongs to the National College for DWI Defense and was a presenter at the first New Jersey DWI Institute, an educational seminar on DWI law. He has received strategic training in all areas of DUI and DWI defense, enabling him to call on all of the most current legal strategies to build your defense.
Trained in Alcotest® and Breathalyzer
Mr. Villani is proficient in administering the same breath test administered by NJ law enforcement. This acumen for breath tests and how to properly administer them is a big asset to his clients. A breath test has to be performed in an extremely specific way. A breath test that hasn’t been executed the right way by police can lead to dropped charges.
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
A field sobriety test should not be the only evidence taken to prove if someone was intoxicated beyond the legal limit. However, it can give reasonable cause for a police officer, which requires the implementation of a blood alcohol test. Mistakes do take place even with training to conduct standardized field sobriety testing. You will have a good case against DWI charges if law enforcement did not perform a field sobriety test in accordance with the law prior to arresting and charging you.
Understanding Drug Recognition Evalutation
If a police officerthinks that a driver is driving under the influence of a substance other than alcohol, he or she will use the drug recognition evaluation (DRE) to validate the suspicion. But,, much like with the standardized field sobriety test, errors can be made during implementation. If a mistake has indeed occurred, your attorney will fight the charges on the grounds that the drug recognition evaluation was not performed according to the law. Villani & DeLuca DUI lawyers are trained in exposing inaccurate results so that they can protect the rights of clients.
Challenging Charges With a New Jersey DUI Attorney
The penalties linked to DWI are not insignificant. You can lose your license for a maximum of 10 years and face a fine of up to $1,000. If you were arrested for DWI before, fines and penalties can increase.
Have you been accused of DUI charges in Asbury Park, NJ without evidence for a DWI being properly recognized? A blood alcohol percentage that is over 0.08% can happen through a wrong reading by the Alcotest®. Villani & DeLuca will go after a defense that focuses on improper procedure and faulty readings if you believe you were wrongly charged.
Breath Test Refusal
New Jersey has an implied consent law, which requires drivers to submit to a breath test if there is suspicion of a drunk driver or driving under the influence of drugs. If you do refuse, you will be charged with breath test refusal and you will lose your license for at least seven months. Breath test refusal can even end in a worse outcome than a DWI conviction.
Law enforcement needs to have probable cause in order to ask people to participate in a breath or blood test. An experienced DUI attorney can help calculate if probable cause was established or determine whether extenuating circumstances, such as medical issues played a role in your refusal.
How DWI Checkpoints Work in NJ
Have you ever been stopped at a DWI checkpoint? Officers might have asked you to give them your license and ask you questions about who you are and where you reside, which is within their power. But responses to further questions are not necessary.
The behavior of the officer who arrested you at a DWI checkpoint might be part of your legal strategy during a trial. If you were treated poorly, your charges might be dropped or reduced.
Call Villani & DeLuca DUI Lawyers Today
The law firm of Villani & DeLuca has been assisting defendants facing DUI charges in the municipal court system of NJ since 1996. Know somebody who has been charged with DUI in Asbury Park, NJ? Tell them to contact Villani & DeLuca. Be aware of your rights while fighting DWI and DUI charges. Look for experienced legal counsel to defend yourself from the hypothetically destructive repercussions.
If you need a DWI attorney, dial 732-965-3350 any time of day for a free consultation with a lawyer from Villani & DeLuca.