Arrested for Drunk Driving? A NJ DWI Lawyer Will Help
Have you been charged with DUI in New Jersey? Tough New Jersey laws and punishments for driving under the influence can change your life. However, you do have many choices allotted to you by the state. Your right to legal representation can help you evade conviction and bring back regularity to your life.
Villani & DeLuca will work to protect you from a preventable sentence. Although DWI laws in New Jersey are strict, a good lawyer will be able to identify when police have not respected proper procedure. A competent DUI attorney is your best shot at beating charges in NJ.
What are the DWI laws in New Jersey?
The legal limit for driving in New Jersey is a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08%, and a number at or above this legal limit will lead to DUI charges. A driver will be required to take a field sobriety test if law enforcement has probable cause to implement one. If an officer has reasonable cause, an officer can want the person operating the vehicle to take a breath test, which is also required by law.
Defense lawyers from Villani & DeLuca have been protecting clients from wrongful DWI charges since 1996. Partner and founding member of Villani & DeLuca, Carmine Villani, Esq. will help you develop a case against the prosecution thanks to his history of handling DWI charges in NJ. Mr. Villani has been protecting clients from DWI charges since the law firm opened its doors in 1996.
Alcotest® and Breathalyzer Training
The Draeger Alcotest® 7110 and Breathalyzer devices must be performed according to guidelines set by the state in order to demonstrate accurate measurements and be considered admissible in court. Mr. Villani is qualified to recognize improper procedure. Because of the same training that NJ police officers receive for breath tests, Mr. Villani will take note of police procedures, machine calibration and the maintenance of the instruments in order to create a better legal strategy for you.
Field Sobriety Test Practices
If a Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) is not administered correctly, any results that an officer sees as evidence are not permissible and will not create probable cause for a breath test. A good DUI lawyer can present any mistakes made during the SFST.
Understanding Drug Recognition Evalutation
Drug recognition evaluation (DRE) is the procedure by which law enforcement determines whether a driver is using drugs. Errors do happen when an officer uses the DRE to decide if a driver is doing drugs and driving. When these errors take place, you need a lawyer familiar with DRE defending you. Villani & DeLuca will search for errors made during your arrest to protect your rights.
How to Fight Charges With a Lawyer
NJ DUI penalties range in harshness depending on a variety of factors, including BAC level, if you are a multiple offender and the amount of time since a previous DUI conviction. Conviction of a DWI can lead to a fine of up to a grand, a maximum license suspension of 10 years and the addition of a required interlock ignition device during and after license suspension, jail time and other consequences.
Unfortunately, drivers are falsely charged with DUI. If you think that you were charged without reason, look for a DUI law firm that serves Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey. Plan your defense with a law firm that knows how to appropriately defend you against DUI charges.
Breath Test Refusal
The implied consent law of NJ means that you cannot refuse a breath test if there is reasonable cause. If a refusal does take place, you will be charged with breath test refusal and you will lose your license for a minimum of seven months. Breath test refusal can even end in a worse outcome than a DUI conviction.
If you were pulled over under suspicion of drunk driving, a police officer must have enough reason to administer a breath test. Without any solid probable cause, your charges should not turn into a conviction.
Have you ever been stopped at a DUI checkpoint? You would have been required to answer questions concerning your identity and home address. If they asked you additional questions, you did not have to answer.
If an officer mishandles you or acts outside of his power at a DWI road block, you can fight any charges you may be facing. There are certain restrictions on representatives of the law and guidelines that have to be honored.
Call Villani & DeLuca DUI Attorneys Today
We will defend your rights just like we have been able to do for clients charged with DUI since 1996. To fight your charges in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, contact Villani & DeLuca as soon as possible.
DWI defense attorneys from Villani & DeLuca are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 732-965-3350 today for a free consultation.