If you or a love one has been arrested and charged with DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) or refusal to submit to a breath test in Newark New Jersey, it is imperative that you hire a lawyer who has the following qualifications:
1. Familiarity with the Newark Municipal Court. Hiring a lawyer who does not regularly appear in the Newark Municipal Court will almost always put you at a disadvantage. Familiarity with the court personnel, the prosecutors, judges, and administration is very important. Prior success and reputation are integral components of municipal court DWI defense. Being represented by a lawyer who is not recognized and has not proved himself can put a DWI defendant at a big disadvantage. I am a Newark NJ DWI defense attorney who is a regular in the Newark Municipal Court. I appear before all the judges and I am a recognizable and respected adversary. My trial preparation and expertise in this area of the law has resulted in “home run” outcomes for my clients
2. Credentials and trial experience. I am one of the few attorneys in the entire state who is certified in both the administration of the standardized field sobriety test (the main test employed by law enforcement officers to establish probable cause for arrest), and the Alcotest breath testing device, more commonly known as the Breathalyzer. This instrument is used to determine the BAC or blood alcohol content of a DWI suspect. My training in this area and my constant efforts to keep current on the latest DWI case law assures my clients that no possible defenses will be left unexplored. With the constant tightening of DWI legislation, it is essential that a successful DWI attorney test and explore innovative defense tactic. But the real backbone of my success is knowing more about DWI arrest procedure, case law, Alcotest administration, etc. than my adversary does.
3. Reasonable legal fees and accessibility to clients. If you have taken the time to research driving while intoxicated in New Jersey and the penalties you face, it should be evident that a conviction for DWI will have far reaching consequences. Therefore, choosing the right lawyer to represent you will be a very important decision. Since DWI litigation requires multiple court appearances, motion practice, trial if necessary, and specialized litigation experience, the legal fees are not cheap. But given the extent of my DWI knowledge and defense experience, my fees are extremely reasonable. Additionally, I offer payment plans. I understand how a conviction for DWI can alter the course of your life. I treat each case as if it were myself in the defendant’s position. I am available to my clients 24/7.
Please take a moment to review some of the articles I have provided links to below. In addition, you may navigate this blog by typing specific words into the search bar. I have written numerous articles about a multitude of DWI topic. Only a few of the articles are listed below.
Driving While Intoxicated Introduction
Second Offense DWI
DWI First Appearance
Probable Cause and Other Common Defense Issues
Twenty Minute Observation and the Alcotest