Charged With DUI? Get Assistance From a DWI Attorney
Were you charged with driving under the influence in NJ? Tough state laws and penalties for DUI can alter your life. However, you do have multiple choices allowed to you by NJ. Your right to legal representation will help you avoid conviction and return normality to your life.
DWI law is a very specific area of law that necessitates the capabilities of a specialized legal practice. Villani & DeLuca DUI lawyers will work hard to protect you against harsh penalties and mistreatment of your freedoms.
What are the DWI laws in NJ?
The legal limit for driving in NJ is a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08%, and a reading at or above this legal limit will lead to DWI charges. If New Jersey law enforcement pulled a a driver over and has reason to believe the driver has been consuming alcohol, he or she must participate in a field sobriety test if it is requested by an officer. Breath tests are mandatory by law if there is reasonable cause to perform one.
Experience Matters When Going With A DUI Attorney
As a partner and founding member of Villani & DeLuca, P.C., Carmine Villani, Esq. has disputed DUI/DWI charges in New Jersey for years. Mr. Villani is a former prosecutor and is now a member of the National College for DWI Defense. Mr. Villani has studied all matters of DWI and DUI in order to build stronger legal defense strategies for each of his clients.
Practiced in Alcotest® and Breathalyzer
Ony a few lawyers in New Jersey have been educated in the Draeger Alcotest® 7110, but Carmine Villani is one of those attorneys. The Alcotest® is the exclusive breath test used by police in NJ.
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
Police are authorized to use the standardized field sobriety test (SFST) on drivers suspected of drunken driving or of having other substance-related impairments. But, the measurements of a field sobriety test is only useful if it was correctly conducted.
Drug Recognition Evaluation
If a police officerthinks that a driver is operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs, he or she will implement the drug recognition evaluation (DRE) to validate the suspicion. Errors do happen when an officer uses the DRE to make sure a driver is under the influence. When these errors take place, you need an attorney familiar with DRE working for you. Villani & DeLuca will look for mistakes made during an arrest to protect your rights.
How to Fight Charges With a Lawyer
NJ DUI penalties vary in severity depending on a variety of reasons, like BAC level, if you are a multiple offender and the length of time since your last DUI sentence. Conviction of a DUI can produce a fine of up to a grand, a suspended license of up to a decade and the installation of a mandatory interlock ignition device during and after license suspension, time in prison and other consequences.
Having a proven DUI lawyer working for you is the most essential piece of your defense if you received a 0.08% or higher during a breath test. Not all BAC readings taken by the Alcotest® equipment are precise, because of a variety of factors, and can result in false positives. If you have been arrested in Millstone, NJ and believe you are being falsely charged with DWI or DUI, begin building your legal strategy with the help of an experienced DWI law firm, Villani & DeLuca.
Breath Test Refusal
New Jersey operates under an implied consent law, requiring drivers to participate in a breath test if there is an implication of a drunk driver or driving under the influence of drugs. If you do refuse, you will be charged with breath test refusal and your license will be revoked for at least seven months. Breath test refusal can even result in a worse outcome than a DUI conviction.
Probable cause has to be proven by a police officer before a breath test can be administered. Your Villani & DeLuca DWI lawyer will be able to demonstrate whether probable cause was in fact established and if a medical issue prohibited you from participating in a breath test.
If you are pulled at a DUI checkpoint in NJ, you will be expected to answer inquiries about what your name is and residence and to provide your driver's license and registration. But you don't need to answer other questions at a police DWI road block. A police officer also may not inspect your vehicle without probable cause to do so.
The way in which officers handle your rights during DUI checkpoints will greatly impact a trial. Experienced DWI attorneys know how police officers are trained to handle checkpoints and will pursue a tight defense based on your treatment.
Get in Touch With Our DUI Lawyers at Villani & DeLuca
We will defend your rights just like we have been able to do for clients charged with DWI since 1996. To beat your charges in Millstone, NJ, get in touch with Villani & DeLuca as soon as possible.
DUI defense attorneys from Villani & DeLuca are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call (732) 709-7757 today for a free consultation.