Charged With DWI? Get Assistance From a DUI Attorney
Driving under the influence is seen as an extremely serious violation in NJ. A DUI or DWI charge can end up meaning severe repercussions and penalties. You need legal assistance if you or a loved one was recently hit with a DWI or DUI. A strong legal strategy designed by a NJ DUI lawyer will provide you with the best opportunity.
DWI requires a highly specialized attorney. The lawyers at Villani & DeLuca possess comprehensive experience in the legal background needed to effectively defend DWI cases in NJ, and they will aggressively argue on your behalf to ensure that you receive just judgment according to the law.
Understanding New Jersey DWI and DUI Laws
If an officer believes that a person who has been pulled over is beyond the legal limit, they may test the driver with a standardized field sobriety test (SFST and a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or greater. A measurement that is 0.08% or higher constitutes a DWI charge.
As a partner and founding member of Villani & DeLuca, P.C., Carmine Villani, Esq. has disputed DUI/DWI allegations in NJ for years. Mr. Villani belongs to the National College for DWI Defense and once served as a presenter at the first New Jersey DWI Institute, an educational seminar on DUI law. Mr. Villani has been trained in specific matters of DWI and DUI in order to build stronger legal defense strategies for each of his clients.
Studied in Alcotest® and Breathalyzer
Mr. Villani is proficient in administering the identical breath test administered by New Jersey law enforcement. His familiarity with the Breathalyzer and Draeger Alcotest® 7110 gives him a big leg up on other lawyers. When implementing a breath test, law enforcement needs to follow a strict parameter. Otherwise, the results may not be accurate, resulting in an illicit DWI charge.
Field Sobriety Test Practices
The standardized field sobriety test (SFST) is not a scientific process and is not typically enough reason to accuse someone of driving intoxicated. Although, a field sobriety test can be used to demonstrate probable cause. Mistakes do occur despite training to conduct standardized field sobriety testing. You will have a quality case against DUI charges if law enforcement did not perform a field sobriety test the right way prior to arresting and charging you.
Drug Recognition Evaluation
If a police officerhas reason to think that a driver is driving under the influence of a substance other than alcohol, he or she will implement the drug recognition evaluation (DRE) to prove the suspicion. Errors do happen when an officer uses the DRE to make sure a driver is under the influence. When these errors occur, you need an attorney familiar with DRE working for you. Villani & DeLuca DWI attorneys are trained in finding bad results in order to protect the rights of clients.
How to Challenge Charges With an attorney
Penalties for a DUI conviction are severe in NJ. License revocations can go for up to 10 years and fines can reach $1,000 dollars. Larger DUI fines and penalties take place if you have been previously convicted for driving under the influence.
Unfortunately, people are falsely charged with DWI. Get in touch with a lawyer who serves Holmdel, New Jersey today if you were falsely accused of driving drunk. Plan your defense with a law firm that understands how to properly protect you against DWI charges.
Breath Test Refusal
It is illegal to refuse a breath test in NJ. If you do not accept the Alcotest®, you will be taken into custody and charged with refusal. Charges that can come from a refusal are in certain ways more severe than charges that result from a DUI conviction.
Probable cause should always be established by a police officer prior to a breath test can be administered. Your Villani & DeLuca DUI attorney will be able to demonstrate whether probable cause was in fact established and whether a medical issue prohibited you from accepting a breath test.
If you are pulled at a DWI checkpoint in NJ, you will be required to respond to questions regarding what your name is and residence and to provide your driver's license and registration. But you don't need to reply to other queries at a police checkpoint. You also have the right to politely turn down a request to search your car.
If your DUI charges go to trial, the behavior of the officer who arrested you for drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs will be a big factor. A conviction will occur if the officer was not acting in agreement with the law.
Contact Villani & DeLuca for a Free Consultation
The law practice of Villani & DeLuca has been representing defendants facing DUI charges in the municipal court system of NJ since 1996. If you or someone you know is being charged with drinking and driving in Holmdel, NJ, contact Villani & DeLuca today. Be aware of the rights afforded to you by the state while fighting DWI and DUI charges. Get help from a lawyer who has experience in DUI law.
DUI defense lawyers from Villani & DeLuca are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call (732) 709-7757 today for a free consultation.