Brick Township DWI Lawyer

Brick, New Jersey Municipal Court

If you have been arrested for drunk driving in Brick, New Jersey, you will need to defend yourself against these charges at the Brick Municipal Court. For more information visit the Brick Municipal Court website for more information.

Brick Municipal Court
401 Chambersbridge Road
Brick, NJ 08723

Brick, New Jersey Drunk Driving Defense

Brick is one of the largest towns in Ocean County and as such sees quite a few DWI charges written each year.  Founding partner, Carmine R. Villani, Esq.  is a resident of brick and grew up there making him very familiar with the roads, traffic patterns, and many of the police officers in Brick.  When his family moved to town in 1969 it was a very different place than it is today.  The town went from dirt roads with sparse housing with minimal commercial development to a town of 80,000 people with busy roads and countless shopping centers, restaurants and Bars. The growth has led to busy, crowded roads with a great deal of traffic and a police department with well over 100 officers. In the summer the volume of people increase even further.  DWI is a part of everyday life in big towns and the police in the larger towns are often more seasoned and experienced in writing DWI charges based upon the number of charges they write.  Knowing the area well has advantages in DWI defense as the officers will often describe the path of travel of the vehicles and the intersections, so many of the intersections and traffic patterns have changed over the years that it can be confusing to drive and know where to turn.  Left turns that may have existed forever have now been changed to no left turn for example and those situations lead to minor traffic infractions which often result in DWI charges if the individuals have been drinking. Brick is bordered by Lakewood, Toms River, Point Pleasant Borough and Howell all of which have also seen enormous population growth over the past decades.  Lakewood is the largest growing town in the area and the spillover of Lakewood residents into brick have made traffic and getting in and out of shopping centers locally a huge challenge. Traffic congestion and changes in traffic patterns lead to motor vehicle tickets which in turn lead to a larger volume of DWI related charges.  More often than not a DWI results from a minor fender bender, speeding, simple headlight or tail light being out and with over 100 officers on the road DWI charges are prevalent. 
The Judge in Brick the the Honorable Joseph Grisanti, J.S.C. and the prosecutor is Michael Burns. Court meets multiple times per week.  


Standardized Field Sobriety Tests in Brick, NJ

An Brick Police Officer may stop a motorist for any traffic violation.  No matter what the initial reason was for being pulled over, the officer may develop a reasonable suspicion that the driver has been drinking and driving.  This suspicion may be aroused if the officer believes that the driver may have ingested alcohol or drugs. This can come from a host of scenarios such as smelling alcohol on your breath or being told you are coming from a bar or restaurant.  If the the officer suspects that the driver is impaired or under the influence of liquor or drugs, he or she may request the driver to submit to a series of standardized field sobriety tests (SFST's).  There are three scientifically validated tests which have been studied and approved by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA).  It has been found that if administered properly, these three tests are fairly reliable predictors of whether a driver's blood alcohol content (BAC) is high enough to affect the motorist's ability to drive.  The officer uses the results of these tests to determine if there is probable cause to arrest a motorist for DWI and take him or her to the police station for further testing.

Refusal to Take Breathalyzer Tests In A Brick DUI Case

If you are suspected of driving while intoxicated in Brick, New Jersey, you may be asked to submit to a breath test to determine your blood alcohol content (BAC).  BAC is used to measure the amount of alcohol found in your blood stream.  It can also be known as blood alcohol concentration, blood alcohol level or blood ethanol concentration.  Many factors influence an individual's blood alcohol content, including weight, gender, the amount of food in your stomach, and your metabolic tolerance.  If an individual is suspected of drunk driving and given a breath test, they will be charged with driving while intoxicated if they are found to  have a BAC of .08% or higher.  A driver will often be written a charge for DWI even if the reading is below a .08%. 

When you get your driver's license in New Jersey you give implied consent for this test.  Therefore, although you may refuse to perform a field sobriety tests on the road without risking additional citations, if you refuse a breath test following  a DWI arrest, you will incur automatic penalties under New Jersey's refusal statute.  If you are found guilty of refusing to submit to a breath test, you will be subject to a license suspension for a period of seven months and one year.  You will also be required to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle for a minimum of six months and a max of one year after serving your license suspension and undergo the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC) program. There are certain defenses which can be explored to avoid the mandatory penalties and they depend on the particulars of your case and whether it is a first or subsequent offense. 

Contact an Experienced Brick DWI Attorney

If you have been charged with DWI in Brick Township, you should contact an experienced local DWI lawyer immediately.  The DWI defense attorneys at Villani & DeLuca, P.C. can discuss your options with you and will work to make sure that your rights are being protected.  If you have been charged with driving while intoxicated or refusal, call our Brick Township Municipal Court lawyers for a free consultation at (732) 965-3999.

Act Now Before It's Too Late!

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Mistakes happen all the time. If a mistake was made by the police or the New Jersey prosecution it should not hurt you and your family. Our experienced NJ DWI Defense Lawyers at Villani & DeLuca regularly protect the legal rights of people who have been charged with DWI / DUI or breath test refusal. This traffic offense carries the possible of jail time and costly fines in New Jersey. The stakes are too high and can last for years. A strong legal defense can often convince the courts to have your drunk driving charges dismissed or reduced. Don't risk your future by defending yourself against a DUI! Contact Villani & Deluca today for a FREE case evaluation on all your pending drunk driving charges.

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