Charged With DWI? Get Assistance From a DWI Lawyer
Having protection from untrue DUI charges will make your life easier. The repercussions for DUI are steep. DUI convictions can affect your record and will lead to a suspension of your license and expensive fines. Receive assistance from a qualified New Jersey DWI lawyer to defend your freedoms as soon as possible.
There is opportunity to avoid a DWI conviction. Although DUI laws in New Jersey are stringent, a good attorney will be able to ascertain when law enforcement has not respected proper practices. A DUI lawyer can be a large advantage to you while fighting DUI allegations.
Knowing NJ DUI and DWI Regulations
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. A driver will need to take a field sobriety test if law enforcement has probable cause to implement one. If reasonable cause is established, an officer can ask the driver to take a breath test, which is also required by law.
Need help disputing a DWI in NJ? Ask partner Carmine Villani, Esq. to create your defense plan. He is a member of the National College of DWI Defense and has years of experience defending clients in New Jersey. He and his team will strive to have your charges reduced significantly or dropped entirely.
Attorneys With Alcotest® and Breathalyzer Training
The Draeger Alcotest® 7110 and Breathalyzer devices need to be performed according to guidelines set by the state in order to provide exact measurements and be considered admissible in court. Mr. Villani is qualified to recognize incorrect procedure. Thanks to the same training that NJ police officers receive for breath tests, Mr. Villani will take note of police procedures, machine calibration and the maintenance of the device in order to help build a solid legal strategy for you.
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
A field sobriety test would not be the only evidence used to ascertain if someone was inebriated beyond the legal limit. Although, a field sobriety test can be used to show probable cause. Mistakes do take place despite training to administer standardized field sobriety testing. If the test is administered wrong, it can refute the readings of a breath test and lead to charges being dropped.
Drug Recognition Evaluation
If a police officerhas reason to think that a driver is operating a vehicle under the influence of a substance other than alcohol, he or she will implement the drug recognition evaluation (DRE) to validate the suspicion. However, much like with the standardized field sobriety test, errors are sometimes made during an arrest. When these mistakes take place, you need an attorney familiar with DRE defending you. Villani & DeLuca will search for errors that may have happened during your arrest to protect your rights.
How to Fight Charges With an attorney
Your license will be suspended and a fine of up to $1,000 will be required when convicted of intoxicated driving. Interlock ignition devices are also a common requirement upon a conviction for DWI. Your blood alcohol level and number of DWI arrests will factor greatly in the penalties you receive.
Were you incorrectly accused of DUI in Plumsted, New Jersey? A blood alcohol concentration higher than 0.08% can occur through an incorrect reading by the Alcotest®. Villani & DeLuca will go after a defense that looks closely at procedure by officers and faulty readings if you believe you may have been wrongly charged.
Breath Test Refusal
It is illegal to refuse a breath test in NJ. If you do not accept the Alcotest®, you will be arrested and charged with refusal. Charges that can come from a refusal are in certain ways more punishing than charges that result from a DWI conviction.
Were youstopped and forced to take a breath test without 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 defeat your charges on the basis that the officer who arrested you never really tried to prove probable cause.
Be aware of Your Rights at DWI Checkpoints
A police officer in New Jersey can ask you certain questions that you are required to respond accurately to like your legal name and residence. But you do not need to answer other questions at a police DWI road block. You also have the right to politely turn down a request to search your vehicle.
If an officer mishandles you or acts outside of his power at a DWI checkpoint, you can fight any charges you may be facing. The law requires officers to act in a particular fashion while questioning drivers.
Contact Villani & DeLuca for a Free Consultation
Our objective as DUI attorneys has stayed the same since we opened in 1996: Fighting for the rights of our clients. If you are interested in beating your DWI charges in Plumsted, NJ, contact us today We will help you get your charges reduced or dropped entirely. Your life can be negatively impacted by a conviction.
We are here to assist any time of the day and every day of the year. Call 732-965-3350 to have a consultation with an attorney, free of charge.