Charged With Drunk Driving? A New Jersey DWI Lawyer Will Help
NJ takes drunk driving seriously. The the penalties for a conviction for DUI and DWI can be intense. If you or a loved one have been accused of driving under the influence, you should have security. A strong legal strategy designed by a New Jersey DWI attorney will provide you with the best opportunity.
There is opportunity to avoid a DWI conviction. Lawyers from Villani & DeLuca are qualified to spot improper procedure of law enforcement. A qualified DWI attorney is your best shot at beating allegations in NJ.
What are the DUI laws in New Jersey?
If an officer believes that a person who has been stopped on the road is drunk, they might test the person with a standardized field sobriety test (SFST and a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or higher. A person that has a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) percentage of 0.08% or higher is considered legally intoxicated in the NJ and if stopped while driving, will be charged with a DUI charge.
If you are searching for a DUI attorney, partner Carmine Villani, Esq. can grow your legal defense strategy. He is a member of the National College of DWI Defense and has a background defending clients in NJ. He and his team will strive to have your charges lessened significantly or dropped altogether.
Attorneys With Alcotest® and Breathalyzer Training
If a breath test is not managed properly, reading may be inaccurate. Mr. Villani is proficient in recognizing incorrect procedure. Thanks to 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 device in order to create a better legal strategy for you.
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
The standardized field sobriety test (SFST) is not a scientific system and is not typically enough reason to charge someone with driving intoxicated. However, it can create reasonable cause for a police officer, which requires the implementation of a blood alcohol test. Mistakes do occur even with training to conduct standardized field sobriety testing. If the test is administered wrong, it can negate the readings of a breath test and lead to charges being dropped.
Drug-Related DUI Arrests
If you think you have been incorrectly accused of driving under the influence of illegal drugs, you need the advice of an attorney who has been trained in drug recognition evaluation. Villani & DeLuca DWI lawyers are knowledgeable of the drug recognition evaluation that is used by police officers checking for DUIs, and they will look closely at whether the process was not executed in the way that is should have been.
Charges and Penalties NJ DWI Lawyers Will Fight
The severity of penalties for a DWI conviction depend upon the context of the arrest itself. Conviction of a DWI can produce a fine of up to a grand, a maximum license suspension of 10 years and the installation of a mandatory interlock ignition device during and after license suspension, jail time and other consequences.
Having a proven DUI lawyer working for you is the most essential piece of your strategy to defend yourself if you received a 0.08% or higher during the Alcotest®. Not all BAC readings recorded by the Alcotest® equipment are precise, due to a variety of reasons, and can result in false positives. Were you arrested and charged with a DUI in Belmar, New Jersey? Make sure you find the experience you need with a DWI law firm like Villani & DeLuca.
Breath Test Refusal
The implied consent law that is enforced by police in New Jersey states that you don't have the right to say no to a breath test if there is enough cause to believe that you have been driving intoxicated. Declining a breath test will create refusal charges as well as an arrest. Charges associated with refusal are in certain ways more punishing than charges that occur from a DWI conviction.
Did an officer request that you take a a breath test without actually making sure there was probable cause? Police officers are not allowed to conduct a breath test without first establishing probable cause. Your charges can be beaten in court if the officer who conducted the test was not attempting to look for probable cause.
Be aware of Your Rights at DWI Checkpoints
If you are stopped at a DUI road block in New Jersey, you will be expected to respond to inquiries regarding your name and residence and to produce your license and registration. However, roadblock laws don't require you to respond to additional questions from law enforcement. You also have the right to courteously turn down a request to search your automobile.
If your DUI charges go to trial, the conduct of the officer who questioned you for drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs will come into question. If you were treated unfairly, your charges might be dropped or reduced.
Call Villani & DeLuca DUI Lawyers Today
Our objective as DWI lawyers has stayed the same since we opened in 1996: Fighting for the rights of our clients. To fight your charges in Belmar, New Jersey, contact Villani & DeLuca today.
If you need a DUI attorney, dial (732) 709-7757 any time of day for a free consultation with an attorney from Villani & DeLuca.