New Jersey DWI Lawyers Will Challenge Your DUI Charge
Were you charged with driving under the influence in NJ? Strict state laws and punishments for DUI can alter your life. But, there are steps you can take to protect yourself. Your right to a lawyer will help you avoid penalties and bring back normalcy to your life.
DWI requires a more specialized attorney. The lawyers at Villani & DeLuca possess comprehensive experience in the legal background needed to successfully defend DUI cases in New Jersey, and they will assertively argue on your behalf to make sure you receive fair treatment according to the law.
What are the DUI laws in NJ?
If you were recently stopped at a DWI checkpoint or pulled over by police for suspicion of driving drunk, you may currently be facing serious DUI charges. Law enforcement is allowed to request a field sobriety test if they have reasonable cause to believe that you might be legally intoxicated. You may also be required to take part in a breath test if a police officer has reason to suspect that you have been consuming alcohol. You are not allowed to drive with a blood alcohol content reading that exceeds 0.08%.
As a partner and founding member of Villani & DeLuca, P.C., Carmine Villani, Esq. has argued DUI/DWI charges in New Jersey for years. Mr. Villani is also a member of the National College for DWI Defense and was a presenter at the first New Jersey DWI Institute, an educational seminar on DWI law. Mr. Villani has been trained in specific matters of DWI and DUI so that he can establish sturdier legal defense strategies for each of his clients.
Practiced in Alcotest® and Breathalyzer
The Draeger Alcotest® 7110 and Breathalyzer devices must be operated according to guidelines set by the state in order to produce accurate measurements and be considered legally admissible. Mr. Villani is qualified to recognize improper procedure. Because of 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 instruments in order to help build a better legal strategy for you.
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
You must obey an officer who has asked that you take part in a standardized field sobriety test (SFST) if the officer has reason to believe you are intoxicated and shouldn’t be driving. A test is only reliable if they follow the exact, standardized method of implementation.
Drug-Related DUI Arrests
The number of drug-related driving detentions are on the rise in NJ. If you were take into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, using a lawyer trained in drug recognition evaluation (DRE) is important to your case. Mr. Villani is extremely acquainted 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 New Jersey 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 forced to drive with an interlock ignition device once your license is reissued. Multiple DUI convictions and a higher blood alcohol percentage will lead to more severe punishments.
If your blood alcohol level reads higher than the legal limit, it is crucial to have a DUI attorney on your side. Not all BAC readings taken by the Alcotest® equipment are correct, due to a multitude of reasons, and can result in false positives. Were you arrested and charged with a DUI in Little Silver, New Jersey? Make sure you find the experience you need with a DUI law firm like Villani & DeLuca.
Breath Test Refusal
New Jersey has an implied consent law, requiring drivers to submit to a breath test if there is an implication of a drunk driver or driving under the influence of drugs. Refusing to submit to a breath test creates harsh penalties in New Jersey, with a first offense of breath test refusal resulting in a suspension of a license for at least seven months. Breath test refusal may even result in a worse outcome than a DWI guilty sentence.
Law enforcement needs to have probable cause in order to ask drivers to participate in a breath or blood test. An experienced DUI lawyer can help calculate if probable cause was founded or determine whether mitigating circumstances, such as a medical condition played a function in your refusal.
Be aware of Your Rights at DWI Checkpoints
A police officer in NJ can request certain information that you are required to answer like who you are and where you live. But, roadblock laws don’t require you to answer further questions from law enforcement. You also have the right to courteously turn down a request to search your vehicle.
Were you abused at a DWI checkpoint that led to charges for driving under the influence? The law requires officers to treat drivers in a certain way.
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 Little Silver, NJ, let Villani & DeLuca know. Our attorneys want to have your charges dismissed. Your future can be negatively affected by a conviction.
We are available 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.