Charged With DWI? Get Assistance From a DWI Attorney
Are you fighting a NJ driving under the influence charge? Strict New Jersey laws and punishments for DUI can alter your life. However, you do have multiple choices given to you by the state. Your right to legal representation will help you evade penalties and restore normalcy to your life.
Villani & DeLuca will strive to protect you from a preventable sentence. Attorneys from Villani & DeLuca are capable of spotting improper procedure of law enforcement. A DUI attorney will be a huge asset to you while battling DWI accusations.
Understanding NJ DWI and DUI Laws
Any blood alcohol concentration (BAC) reading of 0.08% in NJ will result in a charge of DUI for someone driving in NJ. A driver will be required to take a field sobriety test if law enforcement has probable cause to request that one is performed. If an officer has reasonable cause, an officer may want the driver to take the Alcotest®, which is non-negotiable.
If you are searching for a DWI attorney, partner Carmine Villani, Esq. can lead your legal defense strategy. Mr. Villani has been fighting DUI allegations with Villani & DeLuca since 1996 and is a member of the National College of DWI Defense. The legal defense team at Villani & DeLuca will continue to work to have DUI charges reduced or dropped for our clients.
Practiced in Alcotest® and Breathalyzer
The Draeger Alcotest® 7110 and Breathalyzer devices have to be operated properly in order to provide accurate readings and be considered legally admissible. Carmine Villani is trained to recognize improper procedure. He has had the same training as New Jersey law enforcement and can take note of poor administration of a breath test by prudently reviewing official police procedures, machine calibration and maintenance standards.
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
A field sobriety test would not be the only evidence used to prove whether someone was intoxicated beyond the legal limit. However, it can create reasonable cause for a police officer, which necessitates the use of a blood alcohol test. Mistakes do take place even with training to administer standardized field sobriety testing. If the test is administered improperly, it can refute the readings of a breath test and lead to charges being lessened.
Understanding Drug Recognition Evalutation
The amount of drug-related driving arrests are on the rise in NJ. Your lawyer should be well educated in drug recognition evaluation (DRE) in the event of a DUI that was not related to drinking. Mr. Villani is very acquainted with the correct procedure of the DRE and will use any wrong steps taken by law enforcement to help your case.
How to Fight Charges With an attorney
New Jersey DUI penalties range in harshness depending on several factors, including BAC level, if you are a multiple offender and the length of time since your last DWI sentence. Conviction of a DUI can produce a fine of up to a grand, a maximum license suspension of a decade and the installation of a required interlock ignition device during and after license suspension, time in prison and other consequences.
Have you been accused of DWI charges in Matawan, NJ without evidence for a DWI being correctly recognized? Inaccurate BAC readings occur because of many differing factors. If you believe you have been falsely charged, hire Villani & DeLuca to start working for you right away.
Breath Test Refusal
The implied consent law that is enforced by officers in New Jersey dictates that you don’t have the ability to say no to a breath test if there is enough cause to think that you were driving intoxicated. If you do refuse to participate in the Alcotest®, you will be taken into custody and charged with refusal. Refusal charges in NJ can even dwarf the charges that occur when you are convicted of a DWI.
Probable cause has to be proven by a police officer before a breath test can be implemented. Your Villani & DeLuca DWI lawyer will be able to demonstrate whether probable cause was actually established and if a medical issue prohibited you from accepting a breath test.
How DWI Checkpoints Work in NJ
You are required by law to give some information to officers in the event of a DWI checkpoint. But, you do not have to provide information for questions aside from basic information such as your given name and your current residence. The rear compartment of a vehicle cannot be opened without permission or a warrant.
If an officer abuses you or acts outside of his power at a DWI road block, 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 DWI Lawyers at Villani & DeLuca
Since Villani & DeLuca was established in 1996, our DWI lawyers have been fighting defendants like you. If you or someone you know is being charged with drinking and driving in Matawan, New Jersey, contact Villani & DeLuca today. It’s pertinent that you know what your rights are when facing serious, life-changing charges like DWIs and DUIs. Get what you need from an attorney who has experience in DUI law.
We are ready 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.