Charged With DWI? Get Assistance From a DWI Attorney
Having protection from untrue DWI allegations will make your life better. A conviction will induce consequences that you might not be able to afford. DUI convictions can harm your record and will lead to a suspension of your license and expensive fines. Get assistance from a qualified New Jersey DUI lawyer to protect your rights today.
In the event of a charge for driving under the influence, lawyers from Villani & DeLuca can help. The complex law of DWI should just be conducted by a lawyer with the necessary experience. New Jersey DUI lawyers will enhance the outlook of your DUI trial.
Knowing NJ DUI and DWI Regulations
The legal limit for driving in NJ is a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08%, and a number at or above this level will lead to DWI charges. If New Jersey law enforcement pulled a a car over and suspects that person has been consuming alcohol, he or she must take part in in a standardized field sobriety test if it is requested. If an officer has reasonable cause, an officer may want the driver to take a breath test, which is also required by law.
As a partner and founding member of Villani & DeLuca, P.C., Carmine Villani, Esq. has fought DUI/DWI claims in New Jersey for years. Mr. Villani was previously a prosecutor and is now a member of the National College for DWI Defense. He has gone through extensive training in all areas of DUI and DWI defense, allowing him to use all of the most current legal strategies to build your defense.
Trained in Alcotest® and Breathalyzer
Mr. Villani is trained to administer the same breath test administered by NJ law enforcement. This acumen for breath tests and how to correctly administer them is an important advantage to his clients. When implementing a breath test, law enforcement needs to follow a strict guideline. Otherwise, the readings may not be true, resulting in an illicit DWI charge.
Field Sobriety Test Practices
The standardized field sobriety test (SFST) is not a scientific system and is not typically sufficient evidence to charge someone with driving intoxicated. Although, a field sobriety test can be used to validate probable cause. Mistakes do take place despite training to administer standardized field sobriety testing. You will have a strong case against DUI charges if law enforcement did not perform a field sobriety test in accordance with the law prior to arresting and charging you.
Drug-Related DUI Arrests
The amount of drug-related driving detentions are on the rise in New Jersey. If you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, getting a lawyer trained in drug recognition evaluation (DRE) is important to your case. Mr. Villani is very familiar with the proper procedure of the DRE and will use any improper steps taken by law enforcement to help your case.
Fighting Charges With a NJ DUI Lawyer
If you are convicted of driving while intoxicated, you will face the suspension of a license as well as a maximum fine of $1,000. You may also be required to drive with an interlock ignition device after your license is reinstated. Multiple DUI arrests and a higher blood alcohol percentage will lead to more serious punishments.
Unfortunately, people are falsely charged with DWI. Get in touch with a lawyer who serves Farmingdale, New Jersey today if you think you could have been falsely accused of driving drunk. Our lawyers will help you plan your defense.
Breath Test Refusal
New Jersey operates under an implied consent law, which requires drivers to participate in a breath test if there is an implication of a drunk driver or driving under the influence of drugs. 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. Drivers found guilty of turning down a breath test can be subject to tougher penalties than those convicted of a DUI with a BAC reading of 0.10% or higher.
According to the law, law enforcement is not allowed to administer a breath test without reasonable evidence that the driver is in fact intoxicated. If an officer was not able to establish probable cause, you will have a strong case to make against your DWI charges.
Be aware of Your Rights at DWI Checkpoints
A police officer in NJ can request certain information that you are required to respond accurately to such as who you are and where you live. But, roadblock laws don’t require you to respond to additional questions from law enforcement. A police officer also cannot inspect your vehicle without probable cause to do so.
If an officer mistreats you or acts outside of his power at a DUI checkpoint, you can fight any charges you may be facing. The law requires officers to treat drivers in a certain way.
Get in Touch With Our DUI Lawyers at Villani & DeLuca
The law firm of Villani & DeLuca has been assisting defendants facing DWI charges in the municipal court system of NJ since 1996. If you or someone you care about is being charged with drinking and driving in Farmingdale, NJ, contact Villani & DeLuca today. It’s pertinent that you know what your rights are when facing severe, life-changing charges like DWIs and DUIs. Look for experienced legal advice to protect yourself from the hypothetically destructive repercussions.
We are available to assist 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.