Arrested for Drunk Driving? A New Jersey DWI Attorney Will Help
Driving under the influence is viewed as a very serious violation in New Jersey. A DUI or DWI conviction will end up meaning substantial repercussions and penalties. If you or a loved one have been accused of DUI, you need security. A competent Colts Neck, New Jersey DUI attorney can assist you with the best possible legal defense.
Villani & DeLuca will fight on your behalf to keep you out of an unnecessary conviction. Even though DWI laws in New Jersey are stringent, a good attorney will be able to identify when law enforcement has not followed proper process. A competent DUI attorney is your best shot at beating charges in NJ.
Knowing NJ DUI and DWI Laws
When a driver is stopped for suspicion of drinking and driving in New Jersey, police have the authority to conduct a standardized field sobriety test (SFST) and test the driver for a blood alcohol concentration over the legal limit of 0.08%. and a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or higher. Someone with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of 0.08% or more is considered legally intoxicated in the NJ and if stopped while driving, will be faced with a DWI charge.
Defense attorneys from Villani & DeLuca have been defending clients from illicit DUI charges for years. Partner and founding member of Villani & DeLuca, Carmine Villani, Esq. will make sure you develop a case against the charges thanks to his history of handling DWI charges in New Jersey. Mr. Villani has been protecting clients from DWI charges since the law firm was established in 1996.
Alcotest® and Breathalyzer Training
Mr. Villani has participated in the same training for overseeing a breath test as NJ police officers. His experience with the Breathalyzer and Draeger Alcotest® 7110 gives him a big advantage over other attorneys. A breath test needs to be administered in an extremely specific way. Otherwise, the measurements might not be true, resulting in an illicit DWI charge.
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
The standardized field sobriety test (SFST) is not a perfect system and is not usually sufficient reason to accuse someone of driving intoxicated. However, it can provide reasonable cause for a police officer, which necessitates the implementation of a blood alcohol test. Although police get specialized training for SFST, errors are frequently made in the field. You will have a good case against DUI charges if an officer did not perform a field sobriety test correctly prior to handcuffing and charging you.
Drug-Related DUI Arrests
Drug recognition evaluation (DRE) is the method by which law enforcement determines whether a driver is under the influence of drugs. Errors do happen when an officer uses the DRE to make sure a driver is under the influence. If a mistake has indeed occurred, your attorney can fight the charges on the grounds that the drug recognition evaluation was not performed properly. Villani & DeLuca will search for errors made during an arrest to protect your rights.
How to Challenge Charges With a Lawyer
The seriousness of penalties for a DWI conviction will differ depending on the circumstances of the incident itself. Conviction of a DWI can produce a fine of up to $1,000, a suspended license of up to 10 years and the installation of a required interlock ignition device during and after license suspension, time in prison and other penalties.
If your blood alcohol concentration tests higher than the legal limit, it is critical to have a DWI attorney on your side. Not all BAC readings taken by the Alcotest® devices are accurate, due to a multitude of reasons, and can lead to false positives. If you have been taken into custody in Colts Neck, NJ and believe you are being wrongly charged with DWI or DUI, start building your legal defense with the help of an experienced DUI law firm, Villani & DeLuca.
Breath Test Refusal
Were you arrested and charged with refusal in Colts Neck, NJ? Refusal charges are frequently more harsh than driving while intoxicated. According to the implied consent laws of NJ, you may not refuse a breath test if it is requested of you by law enforcement and they have already made a case for probable cause.
According to the law, police officers are not allowed to force a breath test without reasonable evidence that the driver is in fact intoxicated. If a police officer was not able to find probable cause, you will have a strong case to make against your DUI charges.
Be aware of Your Rights at DWI Checkpoints
Did law enforcement recently stop your vehicle at a DWI checkpoint? You would have been required to answer questions about your identity and home address. If they asked you additional questions, you did not have to reply.
Were you treated poorly at a DWI checkpoint that led to charges for driving under the influence? There are certain restrictions on law enforcement and procedures that must be honored.
Contact Villani & DeLuca for a Free Consultation
The law practice of Villani & DeLuca has been helping defendants facing DWI charges in the municipal court system of New Jersey since 1996. If you or someone you care about is being charged with drinking and driving in Colts Neck, New Jersey, contact Villani & DeLuca today. Be aware of your rights while going against DWI and DUI charges. Get help from a lawyer who has experience in DWI law.
We are here to help any time of the day and every day of the year. Call 732-965-3350 to have a consultation with one of our attorneys, free of charge.