Arrested for driving drunk? A New Jersey DUI Lawyer Can Help
Driving under the influence is viewed as a very serious violation in New Jersey. A DUI or DWI conviction will end up meaning severe consequences and penalties. If you or someone you know have been charged with driving under the influence, you should have protection. A strong legal strategy designed by a NJ DWI attorney will give you the best opportunity.
If you were accused of driving while intoxicated, Villani & DeLuca can assist. Our attorneys know and understand the intricacies of DWI law and they have the background to prove it. NJ DUI attorneys will enhance the outlook of your DWI trial.
What are the DUI laws in NJ?
If police pull you over under possible drunk driving, you may be charged with driving while intoxicated. You may be required to participate in a field sobriety test when a police officer believes you could be intoxicated beyond what is legal. You may also be required to take part in a blood alcohol test if a law enforcement official has reason to believe you have been drinking. A blood alcohol concentration that is higher than 0.08% is considered too drunk to drive and will result in an arrest and charges.
Villani & DeLuca, P.C. is a DWI law firm in NJ that has years of extensive defense of clients who were charged with driving while intoxicated. Partner Carmine Villani Esq. is a leading attorney in NJ DUI defense. As a member of the National College for DWI Defense, Mr. Villani has effectively protected his clients from false accusations relating to DUI for many years.
Lawyers With Alcotest® and Breathalyzer Training
Carmine Villani is one of a select number of DUI attorneys in NJ trained in both the Draeger Alcotest® 7110 and the formerly used Breathalyzer. The Alcotest® is the official breath test permitted by police in New Jersey.
Understanding the Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST)
Field sobriety tests are only allowed to be considered as evidence if the right steps were followed precisely. A quality DWI attorney can present any mistakes made during the SFST.
Drug Recognition Evaluation
Were you accused of driving under the influence of drugs without grounds for a charge? Mr. Villani and his team of DUI lawyers will defend you from these charges by pointing out improper procedures used by law enforcement that led to your charges.
How to Fight Charges With a Lawyer
Your license will be suspended and a fine of up to $1,000 will be required when convicted of intoxicated driving. You may also be forced to drive with an interlock ignition device once your license is reinstated. Multiple DWI arrests and a higher blood alcohol level will lead to more severe consequences.
Were you incorrectly charged with DUI in Keansburg, New Jersey? A blood alcohol percentage that is over 0.08% can occur with an incorrect reading by the Alcotest®. Villani & DeLuca will go after a defense that looks closely at procedure by officers and faulty readings if you believe you were wrongly charged.
Breath Test Refusal
The implied consent law that is enforced by law enforcement in New Jersey states that you do not have the right to say no to a breath test if probable cause has been established initially. Declining a breath test will lead to refusal charges as well as an arrest. Refusal charges in New Jersey can even overshadow the charges that occur when you are convicted of a DUI.
Did a police officer request that you take a a breath test without first making sure there was probable cause? It is illegal to force a person to take a breath test if he or she was told to do so without probable cause. Your charges might be defeated in court if the officer who conducted the test was not attempting to look for probable cause.
How DWI Checkpoints Work in NJ
Did law enforcement recently pull over your vehicle at a DUI checkpoint? You would have been required to answer questions concerning your identity and home address. But responses to additional questions are not required.
Were you abused at a DWI checkpoint that led to charges for driving while intoxicated? There are certain restrictions on representatives of the law and guidelines that must be followed.
Contact Villani & DeLuca for a Free Consultation
Our objective as DWI attorneys has stayed unchanged since we opened in 1996: Fighting for the rights of our clients. If you are interested in opposing your DWI charges in Keansburg, New Jersey, contact us today We will help you get your charges reduced or dropped entirely. A DWI can change your life.
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 an attorney, free of charge.