Arrested for driving drunk? A NJ DUI Lawyer Can Help
Were you charged with DUI in New Jersey? Strict state laws and punishments for DUI can change your life. But, you do have multiple options given to you by New Jersey. A NJ DUI lawyer will get you back on the right track.
Villani & DeLuca will fight on your behalf to protect you from an unnecessary sentence. Although DUI laws in NJ are strict, a good attorney will be able to ascertain when police have not followed proper process. A capable DWI attorney is your best chance of at beating allegations in NJ.
Understanding New Jersey DUI and DWI Regulations
If a police officer thinks that a person who has been pulled over is beyond the legal limit, he or she might check the person using a standardized field sobriety test (SFST and a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or greater. A reading that is 0.08% or above means a DUI charge.
Carmine Villani, Esq. is a founding partner of Villani & DeLuca, P.C. and has experience in both the prosecution and defense of DUI in NJ. Mr. Villani is a former prosecutor and is currently a member of the National College for DWI Defense. Mr. Villani has been trained in all matters of DWI and DUI in order to build better legal defense strategies for each of his clients.
Alcotest® and Breathalyzer Trained DUI Attorneys
The Draeger Alcotest® 7110 and Breathalyzer devices need to be performed properly in order to provide exact measurements and be considered admissible in court. Mr. Villani is qualified to recognize incorrect procedure. He has had the same training as NJ law enforcement and can notice poor administration of a breath test by prudently reviewing official police procedures, machine calibration and maintenance standards.
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
You are required to obey an officer who has requested that you take the standardized field sobriety test (SFST) if the officer has reason to believe you are impaired and shouldn't be driving. But, the evidence of a field sobriety test is only relevant if it was properly conducted.
Drug-Related DUI Arrests
If you believe you have been mistakenly charged with driving under the influence of a controlled and dangerous substance, you should take the advice of an attorney who has been trained in drug recognition evaluation. Villani & DeLuca DWI attorneys are knowledgeable of the drug recognition evaluation that is operated by police officers checking for DUIs, and they will look closely at whether the procedure was not executed properly.
How to Challenge Charges With a Lawyer
New Jersey DWI penalties range in harshness depending on a variety of factors, like BAC level, whether you are a multiple offender and the amount of time since your last DUI sentence. Conviction of a DWI can result in a fine of up to $1,000, a maximum license suspension of a decade and the addition of a required interlock ignition device during and after license suspension, time in prison and other penalties.
If your blood alcohol level tests above the legal limit, it is critical to have a DUI attorney on your side. A good attorney knows that the Alcotest® reading is not 100% accurate. If you have been arrested in Upper Freehold, NJ and think you are being wrongly charged with DWI or DUI, start strengthening your legal defense with the help of an experienced DUI law firm, Villani & DeLuca.
Breath Test Refusal
The implied consent law of NJ means that you cannot refuse a breath test if there is reason to believe that you have been consuming alcohol and are now operating a vehicle. If a refusal does take place, you will be charged with breath test refusal and your license will be revoked for at least seven months. Drivers who are guilty of turning down a breath test can be subject to tougher penalties than people convicted of a DWI with a BAC reading of 0.10% or higher.
Did a police officer ask you to take a 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 that person was asked to do so without probable cause. Your charges can be defeated in court if the officer who administered the test was not attempting to look for probable cause.
A police officer in New Jersey can request certain information that you are required to answer such as your legal name and residence. But you do not need to answer other queries at a police DWI road block. You also have the right to politely turn down a request to search your car.
If an officer mishandles you or acts outside of his power at a DUI checkpoint, you can fight any charges you may have received. There are a few restrictions on representatives of the law and procedures that must be honored.
Contact Villani & DeLuca for a Free Consultation
Our goal as DUI lawyers has remained the same since we opened in 1996: Fighting for the rights of who we represent. If you are interested in beating your DWI charges in Upper Freehold, NJ, contact us today Our attorneys will help you get your charges reduced or dropped entirely. A DUI can change your life.
DWI defense lawyers from Villani & DeLuca are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call (732) 709-7757 today for a free consultation.