Wall Township DWI and DUI Attorney

Drunk Driving Charges in Wall Township

Wall Township, New Jersey is located in southern Monmouth County and is accessible by Route 35, Route 34, Route 70, Garden State Parkway interchange 98, I-195, and Route 138. Many drivers travel through Wall on their way to the various beachfront towns of Belmar, Point Pleasant Beach, Spring Lake, Brielle, Sea Girt, and Manasquan. Wall Township encompasses different districts such as Allaire, Allenwood, and Glendola. Allaire State Park and Wall Speedway are popular destinations frequented by residents and visitors as well as the numerous shopping locations, bars, and restaurants located in Belmar and Lake Como. Since Wall Township has many major roads and highways passing through it, DWI, DUI, and refusal offenses often occur. Last year alone, there were 350 DWI related charges written in Wall Township. DWI, DUI, and refusal offenses are very serious and can have a long lasting effect. While not a criminal offense, DWI, DUI, and refusal penalties and fines are very substantial. A per se DWI is written when a person is caught operating a motor vehicle under the influence of an intoxicating liquor and who has a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) reading of 0.08% or above.

The Process of Being Charged with DUI or DWI in Wall Township

In Wall Township and in all of New Jersey, the police officer that has pulled you over must go through numerous steps to ensure he has accurately tested your BAC. This includes using the mandated, statewide Alcotest® 7110 MKIII-C breath testing device. If the officer accurately follows the mandated procedure, and an individual has a BAC reading of 0.08% or above, you will be charged with a per se DWI or DUI. However, you can be charged with a first tier, first offense, DWI or DUI even if you have blown a BAC under the statutory 0.08% or no reading was taken. If the officer observes and will testify that he observes any combination of psychophysical indicators of intoxication such as slurred speech, glassy eyes, or alcohol on the breath he will most likely charge the individual with a DWI or DUI. Penalties for DWI and DUI offenses can vary depending on BAC level and the number of previous offenses. If no BAC reading is taken due to a refusal, the same penalties apply as if the individual blew over a 0.10% BAC.

Recent law changes and New Jersey court cases have modified the way law enforcement agencies statewide can charge you with a DWI, DUI, or refusal. Most notably, all New Jersey law enforcement agencies must use the latest cutting edge technology in blood alcohol content (BAC) analysis. The Alcotest® 7110 MKIII-C manufactured by Draeger Safety Diagnostics represents a change in the way a motorist can be charged with a drunk driving, DWI, DUI, or refusal. Quite simply, there are many variables and procedures that can significantly affect your case at trial. The Draeger Alcotest® uses a sophisticated approach in measuring BAC in the bloodstream. It uses both infrared sensors and electrochemical sensors to obtain a reading within the court ordered tolerance of 0.005%. The Alcotest® replaces the outdated “breathalyzers” that were previously in use throughout the State since the 1950’s.

Penalties for DWI or DUI in Wall Township

If a valid BAC reading is taken using the Alcotest® 7110 and it is above the statutory 0.08% requirement, you will face severe penalties depending on what the Alcotest® 7110 reading is. For a first offense DWI or DUI, you can face: loss of license for up to one year, a fine of up to $500.00 plus additional fees, up to 30 days in jail, program and fee requirements of the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC), and a possible installation of an ignition interlock device in your automobile.

Call Villani & DeLuca Today for a Free Initial Consultation

As a lifelong resident of neighboring Brick Township, Carmine R. Villani, Esq., is experienced in handling Wall Township DWI, DUI, and refusal cases. In addition to courtroom experience, Mr. Villani is one of a very few attorneys who holds the distinction of being Alcotest® 7110 trained. This means that Mr. Villani was trained by Draeger Safety Diagnostics, Inc., to operate the Alcotest® 7110 MKIII-C breathalyzer machine which is the only machine used in Wall Township and the entire State of New Jersey to determine the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of suspected NJ drunk drivers. Call the experienced Wall DWI lawyers of Villani & DeLuca, P.C. today at 732-965-3350 for a free initial consultation.