Charged With DWI? Get Assistance From a DWI Attorney
New Jersey takes driving under the influence seriously. A DUI or DWI charge can lead to severe consequences and penalties. You need legal advice if you or a loved one was recently hit with a DWI or DUI. A practiced Neptune, NJ DWI lawyer can assist you with the most secure legal defense.
There is hope for avoiding a DUI conviction. Although DWI laws in NJ are strict, a good attorney will be able to detect when law enforcement has not followed appropriate process. A DWI lawyer will be a large asset to you while fighting DUI accusations.
Knowing New Jersey DUI and DWI Laws
The legal limit for driving in New Jersey is a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08%, and a number at or above this legal limit will lead to DUI charges. A driver will need 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 person operating the vehicle to take a breath test, which is also required by law.
Carmine Villani, Esq. is a founding partner of Villani & DeLuca, P.C. and has familiarity with both the defense and prosecution of DUI and DWI in NJ. 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 in order to build stronger legal defense strategies for each of his clients.
Trained in Alcotest® and Breathalyzer
Mr. Villani is proficient in administering the identical breath test used by NJ law enforcement. His familiarity with the Breathalyzer and Draeger Alcotest® 7110 gives him a huge leg up on other lawyers. When implementing a breath test, law enforcement needs to follow a strict guideline. Otherwise, the readings may not be true, leading to an illicit DWI charge.
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
A field sobriety test should not be the only evidence taken to ascertain whether someone was intoxicated beyond the legal limit. Although, a field sobriety test can be used to show probable cause. Although police receive specialized training for SFST, errors are often made during and leading up to arrests. You will have a strong case against DWI charges if law enforcement did not perform a field sobriety test correctly prior to arresting and charging you.
Drug Recognition Evaluation
The amount of drug-related driving imprisonments are rising in New Jersey. If you have been take into custody on suspicion of DUI, hiring attorney educated in drug recognition evaluation (DRE) is imperative to your argument. Mr. Villani is very familiar with the proper procedure of the DRE and will use any wrong steps taken by police to help you win your case.
How to Challenge Charges With a Lawyer
The seriousness of penalties for a DUI conviction will differ depending on the context of the arrest itself. Conviction of a DUI can result in a fine of up to a grand, a maximum license suspension of 10 years and the installation of a required interlock ignition device during and after license suspension, time in prison and other consequences.
False DWI charges have been known to happen. If you think that you were charged without cause, look for a DWI law firm that serves Neptune, New Jersey. Our attorneys will help you strategize your defense.
Breath Test Refusal
It is illegal to refuse a breath test in NJ. Declining a breath test will produce refusal charges as well as an arrest. Charges that can come from a refusal are in certain ways more severe than charges that result from a DWI conviction.
Did a police officer request that you take part in a breath test without first making sure there was probable cause? It is not legal to force a person to take a breath test if he or she was told to use a Breathalyzer without probable cause. You can fight your charges on the grounds that the police officer who arrested you never really tried to prove probable cause.
Did law enforcement recently stop your car at a DWI checkpoint? Officers may have asked you to give them your license and ask you questions regarding who you are and where you reside, which is within their power. If they wanted to know more information, you did not have to respond.
The way an officer behaved at a DUI checkpoint may be part of your defense during a trial. A conviction might not occur if the officer was not operating in accordance with the law.
Contact Villani & DeLuca for a Free Consultation
Since Villani & DeLuca was founded in 1996, our DUI lawyers have been protecting defendants like you. Know somebody who was charged with DWI in Neptune, NJ? Tell them to contact Villani & DeLuca. Be aware of the rights afforded to you by the state while going against DWI and DUI charges. Get what you need from a lawyer who has experience in DUI law.
If you need a DUI lawyer, dial (732) 709-7757 any time of day for a free consultation with a lawyer from Villani & DeLuca.