New Jersey DUI Attorneys Will Challenge Your DWI Charge
Driving under the influence is considered a very serious violation in NJ. A DUI or DWI charge can lead to substantial consequences and penalties. If you or someone you know have been charged with driving under the influence, you need protection. A strong legal defense designed by a New Jersey DWI lawyer will give you the best chance.
There is hope for avoiding a DUI conviction. Lawyers from Villani & DeLuca are qualified to spot inappropriate procedure of law enforcement. A qualified DWI lawyer is your best shot at beating charges in NJ.
Understanding New Jersey DUI and DWI Regulations
If an officer feels that a person who has been stopped on the road is drunk, they may test the individual using a standardized field sobriety test (SFST and a blood alcohol percentage of 0.08% or higher. A reading that is 0.08% or above constitutes a DUI charge.
Carmine Villani, Esq. is a founding partner of Villani & DeLuca, P.C. and has experience in both the defense and prosecution of DUI and DWI in New Jersey. Carmine Villani belongs to the National College for DWI Defense and was a presenter at the first New Jersey DWI Institute, an educational seminar on DUI law. Mr. Villani has received strategic training in all areas of DUI and DWI defense, enabling him to invoke all of the most recent legal strategies to strengthen your defense.
Lawyers With Alcotest® and Breathalyzer Training
Carmine Villani has received the same training for overseeing a breath test as NJ law enforcement. This understanding of breath tests and how to correctly administer them is an important asset to his clients. A breath test has to be performed in an extremely specific way. A breath test that hasn’t been executed the right way by the officer can lead to reduced charges.
Field Sobriety Test Practices
The standardized field sobriety test (SFST) is not a perfect system and is not usually enough evidence to accuse someone of driving intoxicated. Although, a field sobriety test can be used to show probable cause. Mistakes do take place even with training to administer standardized field sobriety testing. If the test is administered wrong, it can disprove the readings of a breath test and lead to charges being lessened.
Understanding Drug Recognition Evalutation
Drug recognition evaluation (DRE) is the procedure by which law enforcement determines whether a driver is using drugs. Errors do occur when an officer uses the DRE to make sure a driver is doing drugs and driving. If a wrong step has actually occurred, your attorney will fight the charges on the grounds that the drug recognition evaluation was not implemented according to the law. Villani & DeLuca DWI lawyers are trained in exposing bad results so that they can protect the rights of clients.
Fighting Charges With a New Jersey DWI Lawyer
Penalties for a DUI conviction are serious in New Jersey. License revocations can go for up to 10 years and fines can hit $1,000 dollars. If you were arrested for DWI before, fines and penalties can increase.
False DWI allegations have been known to occur. Get in touch with a lawyer who serves Rumson, New Jersey today if you were falsely accused of driving drunk. Our lawyers will help you plan your defense.
Breath Test Refusal
refused to take a breath test in New Jersey? Refusal charges can result in heavier fines and punishments than driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. According to the implied consent laws in New Jersey, you may not refuse a breath test if it is requested of you by law enforcement and they have already established probable cause.
If you were pulled over under suspicion of drunk driving, a police officer must have probable cause in order to administer a breath test. Without any actual probable cause, your charges may not turn into a conviction.
If you are pulled at a DUI road block in NJ, you will be required to answer questions about your name and residence and to provide your license and registration. However, roadblock laws don’t require you to respond to further questions from law enforcement. An officer also may not inspect your vehicle without probable cause to do so.
The events that occur at a DUI checkpoint leading up to an arrest will make a large influence on the way a trial plays out. A qualified attorney will be able to inform you whether you were treated appropriately at a DWI checkpoint.
Call Villani & DeLuca DUI Lawyers Today
We will defend your rights just like we have done for clients charged with DWI since 1996. If you are interested in fighting your DWI charges in Rumson, NJ, contact us today We will help you get your charges reduced or dropped entirely. Your life can be negatively impacted by a guilty ruling.
If you need a DUI attorney, dial 732-965-3350 any time of day for a free consultation with a lawyer from Villani & DeLuca.