Arrested for Drunk Driving? A NJ DWI Attorney Can Help
Defending yourself against unfair DUI allegations is paramount. The penalties for DUI are steep. A conviction for DUI can lead to things like the revocation of your license and big fines. Only trained New Jersey DWI lawyer should be trusted with your case.
DUI law is an extremely specific area of law that requires the capabilities of a specialized attorney. Villani & DeLuca DWI lawyers will work hard to protect you against harsh penalties and neglect of your freedoms.
Know the Drunk Driving Laws in New Jersey
Any blood alcohol concentration (BAC) reading of 0.08% in New Jersey will end in a charge of DUI for a driver in NJ. If NJ police officers pull a a car over and has reason to believe that person has been partaking in alcohol, he or she must participate in a standardized field sobriety test if it is requested. If an officer has reasonable cause, an officer may want the driver to take a breath test, which is non-negotiable.
As a partner and founding member of Villani & DeLuca, P.C., Carmine Villani, Esq. has argued DUI/DWI charges in NJ for years. Mr. Villani is a former prosecutor and is currently a member of the National College for DWI Defense. He has received in-depth training in every area of DUI and DWI defense, enabling him to utilize all of the most recent legal strategies to create your defense.
Trained in Alcotest® and Breathalyzer
Mr. Villani is proficient in administering the same breath test administered by New Jersey law enforcement. This acumen for breath tests and how to correctly administer them is an important asset to his clients. When administering a breath test, law enforcement needs to follow a strict police. A breath test that hasn't been executed correctly by police can lead to dropped charges.
Field Sobriety Test Practices
If a Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) is not done properly, any results that an officer sees as evidence are not allowed in court and cannot justify probable cause for a breath test. A good DUI lawyer can present any errors made during the SFST.
Drug-Related DUI Arrests
Were you accused of driving under the influence of drugs under false pretenses? Villani & DeLuca DWI lawyers 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 Fight Charges With a Lawyer
New Jersey DUI penalties range in severity depending on several reasons, including BAC level, whether you are a multiple offender and the amount of time since your last DUI conviction. Penalties include monetary charges up to $1,000, a suspended driver's license of up to 10 years, interlock ignition device and potential jail time.
Having a qualified DUI lawyer fighting for you is the most essential aspect of your strategy to defend yourself if you received a 0.08% or higher during a breath test. Not all BAC readings recorded by the Alcotest® devices are correct, due to a variety of reasons, and can generate false positives. If you have been arrested in Wall, NJ and think you are being falsely charged with DWI or DUI, begin building your legal defense with the help of a dependable DWI law firm, Villani & DeLuca.
Breath Test Refusal
Were you arrested and charged with refusal in Wall, NJ? Refusal charges are many times more harsh than driving while intoxicated. According to the implied consent laws in New Jersey, you may not say no a breath test if it is requested of you by a police officer and they have already established probable cause.
Probable cause has to be proven by a police officer prior to a breath test can be administered. Your Villani & DeLuca DWI lawyer will be able to show whether probable cause was actually established and if a medical issue stopped you from participating in a breath test.
How DWI Checkpoints Work in NJ
A police officer in NJ can ask you certain questions that you are required to answer like who you are and where you live. But, roadblock laws do not require you to respond to extra questions from law enforcement. You also have the right to respectfully turn down a request to search your automobile.
If your DWI charges go to trial, the behavior of the officer who arrested you for drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs will be a big factor. A conviction might not occur if the officer was not acting in agreement with the law.
Get in Touch With Our DUI Lawyers at Villani & DeLuca
The law practice of Villani & DeLuca has been helping defendants facing DUI charges in the municipal court system of NJ since 1996. If you or someone you care about is being charged with drinking and driving in Wall, New Jersey, contact Villani & DeLuca today. It's important that you are aware what your rights are when facing severe, life-changing charges like DWIs and DUIs. Get what you need from a lawyer who has experience in DUI law.
If you need a DWI attorney, dial (732) 709-7757 any time of day for a free consultation with an attorney from Villani & DeLuca.