Defending DWI Charges In New Jersey

Everyone has the legal right to a strong defense and when you are facing the harsh penalties of a DWI in New Jersey you definitely want to make sure you use that right. When faced with the reality of a DWI / DUI conviction in New Jersey it is best to hire a lawyer that is experienced with NJ DWI cases in the county where the arrest took place. There are different defense options that an experienced New Jersey DWI defense attorney will use to have your penalties reduced and in some cases completely dismissed.

A DWI attorney will go through every detail of your arrest to determine if the arresting officer was justified in stopping you. In order for a police officer to stop you they would need probable cause in doing so. If probable cause can not be confirmed, your lawyer will work to have the illegal stop thrown out of court and all pending charges dropped. Even if the police stopped you for a valid reason, they may not have properly conducted the Standardize Field Sobriety Test (SFST). If a flaw with the SFST is detected it may open another way for an experienced lawyer to attack the case against you.

The police and the local prosecutor have already started building a case against you. You should protect your legal right to a strong defense by consulting with an experienced NJ DWI lawyer today. Our NJ DWI Legal Team at Villani & DeLuca, P.C. offers a FREE initial consultation to help you build your defense against the harsh DWI penalties you may be facing.

Villani & DeLuca, P.C. At Your Defense

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No two New Jersey DWI cases are alike. Your attorney understands that just because a particular defense strategy might have worked during a prior driving while intoxicated case, this does not mean that the same DWI defense strategy will work in another. Since each case has different circumstances, the steps in preparing your particular DWI defense will also be different.

One of our NJ DWI defense lawyers at Villani & DeLuca, P.C. will first interview you to get a better understanding of your goals and expectations in regards to your pending drunk driving case. Together, you will carefully review every detail leading up to your drunk driving arrest. Your lawyer will ask you to clarify details prior to your stop and what the reason was that the police officer pulled you over. Also, your lawyer will ask you to clarify any statements you might have made to the police.

The attorneys at Villani & DeLuca, P.C. will take your best interest in consideration and inform you of all your available options and help you better understand the avenue best taken in defense of your case. Once you agree to hire Villani & DeLuca, P.C., we will then notify the court of your legal representation and promptly request all physical evidence the prosecutor's office has regarding your DWI arrest. During the course of discovery, we will request a copy of the police report, any video of the police stop, the results of the field sobriety tests and the results of the Breathalyzer tests.

Discovery Of Evidence

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Once Villani & DeLuca, P.C. receives all the prosecutor's evidence regarding your pending case, we will break down each piece of evidence against you and begin to methodically look for any mistakes that may have been made by the arresting officer during and after your arrest. Your DWI attorney at Villani & DeLuca, P.C. are knowledgeable of the proper procedures that are to be followed during a traffic stop, field sobriety testing and breath testing. 

The first legal incision made in the dissection of the State's case against you will involve looking into the grounds upon which the officer felt he or she had probable cause to initiate a traffic stop. We will review any dash-cam video of the stop and review the arresting officer's report. Our attorney is looking to see if the officer conducted the field sobriety tests according to proper procedure. The officer should have given clear instructions in your spoken language and demonstrated the task they expected you to perform.

Next we will scrutinize the results of any breath test results. Only certified operators of a Dräger Alcotest® 7110 can administer a breath test in New Jersey. Your DWI Attorney will investigate the operator who administered your test to make sure their credentials are current and that they had used all proper procedure during the operation of the breath testing device such as observing you for twenty minutes before being asked to submit your breath sample or whether the operating officer changed the device's mouthpiece before the test. 

Once your NJ DWI Defense Lawyer at Villani & DeLuca, P.C. reviews all the evidence, they will develop an overall idea of the path they wish to pursue in your DWI defense. Your attorney will advise you of what they feel is your best option and allow you the opportunity to make the decision as to how you wish to proceed.

Hire Villani & DeLuca, P.C. for help with New Jersey DWI Case Procedures!

If you have recently been arrested and charged with a DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) in New Jersey, you need the advice of experienced NJ DWI Defense Lawyers. The attorneys of Villani located in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, are experienced in the complexity of the state's laws regarding DWI charges and defending client's rights in the Monmouth County and Ocean County courts. Villani & DeLuca, P.C., NJ DWI Defense Lawyers can help you resolve this issue in your best interests while working diligently to protect your rights.

Again, no two DWI cases are alike. There are intricacies that are difficult to understand when analyzing a DWI case, so it is best to proceed in court with an attorney by your side. If you have been charged with DWI in New Jersey, contact the NJ DWI Defense Lawyers at Villani & DeLuca, P.C. for help. They provide a FREE initial consultation to those facing DWI charges in Ocean County and Monmouth County, New Jersey.