New Jersey DUI Defense Lawyers
If you are arrested for drunk driving or refusal, it is very important that you contact a skilled New Jersey attorney as soon as possible. In New Jersey, all charges involving DUI are considered serious and carry hefty penalties. The legal limit in New Jersey is 0.08% ABV. In the least, a conviction under N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 will result in a 3 month license suspension and almost $4,000 in mandatory fines, fees, and surcharges. If the blood alcohol content (BAC) is .1% or more then the suspension period is a mandatory 7 to 12 months. Also, more than .15% BAC will subject you to a mandatory interlock device for the term of the suspension, and for 6 to 12 months following the suspension. Even on a first offense, a penalties for a conviction or guilty plea of drunk driving could include up to 30 days in jail. On a second or subsequent offense, a conviction or guilty plea will result in larger fines and penalties and 2 to 90 days in jail. Refusing to submit to a breathalyzer test and driving while suspended for DUI both carry hefty penalties as well.
Due to these serious penalties, it is important that your New Jersey DUI defense attorney carefully scrutinize the evidence against you. And there is a lot that the prosecution must prove in order to get a conviction. First, they must prove that the police officer had probable cause to pull over the car in the first place. Then they must prove that the officer had a reasonable suspicion that the driver was drinking. If the officer had probable cause to make the stop and reasonable suspicion that the driver was drinking, then the officer is allowed to ask the driver to submit to a field sobriety test and/or an Alcotest breath test. There are many, many rules and regulations about administering these tests, and the prosecution generally must prove that they followed each and every one of them.
DUI Defense Attorney Approach (Why Us?)
If you are pulled over and arrested for drunk driving or refusal, you will need a lawyer to protect your rights. All tickets for drunk driving, DUI, DWI, or refusal to submit to a breathalyzer test are considered serious because a conviction or guilty plea will result in high fines, points, and mandatory suspension of your license, which would seriously affect your ability to earn a living. A conviction may also result in jail time and installation of an ignition interlock device. Our firm will fight vigorously for you and help you achieve the best results for your case. We are skilled at analyzing the evidence that the state intends to use against you and we fight to exploit any holes in the prosecutor’s case. We also spend a considerable amount of time in negotiating with the prosecutor so that our client’s get the best plea offers possible. Once a plea offer is made, we counsel our clients about whether it makes sense to accept a plea offer or take their case to trial, where the prosecutor would have to prove all of the charges beyond a reasonable doubt.
Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer Free Consultation
If you receive a ticket for drunk driving or refusal to submit to a breath test, please call us right away for a 100% FREE CONSULTATION, on the phone or in our office. We will review the court documents with you and advise you on what we can do to help you. Remember, the prosecutor’s job is to convict people who are charged with traffic violations and other types of violations that are heard in Municipal Court. The prosecutor will not simply listen to your side of the story and drop the case against you. It is important to be represented by a skilled Municipal Court/traffic ticket defense attorney.
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Raff & Raff, LLP
Attorneys at Law
30 Church Street
Paterson, NJ 07505
Tel: (973) 742-1917
Fax: (973) 742-2454
Based in Paterson, New Jersey, Raff & Raff, LLP services clients in the communities of Bloomingdale, Clifton, Haledon, Hawthorne, Little Falls, Passaic, Paterson, Pompton Lakes, Prospect Park, Ringwood, Totowa, Wanaque, Wayne, West Milford, Woodland Park, Allendale, Alpine, Bergenfield, Bogota, Carlstadt, Cliffside Park, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Dumont, East Rutherford, Edgewater, Elmwood Park, Emerson, Englewood, Fair Lawn, Fort Lee, Franklin Lakes, Garfield, Glenn Rock, Hackensack, Hasbrouck Heights, Haworth, Hillsdale, Ho-Ho-Kus, Leonia, Little Ferry, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Mahwah, Maywood, Midland Park, Montvale, Moonachie, New Milford, North Arlington, Northvale, Norwood, Oakland, Old Tappan, Oradell, Palisades Park, Paramus, Park Ridge, Ramsey, Ridgefield, Ridgewood, River Edge, River Vale, Rochelle Park, Rockleigh, Rutherford, Saddle Brook, Saddle River, Teaneck, Tenafly, Teterboro, Waldwick, Wallington, Westwood, Wood-Ridge, Woodcliff Lake, Wyckoff, Belleville, Bloomfield, Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Orange, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Glen Ridge, Irvington, Livingston, Maplewood, Millburn, Montclair, Newark, North Caldwell, Nutley, Roseland, Verona, Bayonne, Jersey City, Hoboken, Union City, West New York, Guttenberg, Secaucus, Kearney, Harrison, North Bergen, Weehawken, Elizabeth, Linden, Plainsfield, Rahway, Union, Scotch Plains, Clark, Cranford, Hillside, Westfield, Roselle, and surrounding areas.