Operating Under the Influence in Edison

DUI Lawyer in Middlesex County, New Jersey

Although it seems crazy, you can be charged with a First DUI offense even if you weren't driving. On many occasions I have seen drunk driving charges in Edison result after a client enters his vehicle after a few drinks, not to drive, but for another purpose like to warm-up, engage in a private conversation, or even sleep. In order to obtain a conviction for DUI in Edison, the state of New Jersey has made it mandatory for the prosecutor to prove that the driver was actually operating the vehicle under the influence of alcohol. For a DUI conviction, the state must show more than that you were simply in the driver's seat and intoxicated, but that you had the intent to drive drunk in New Jersey.

I am an experienced DUI attorney, with over thirty-five years of criminal and municipal court experience. I know the DUI laws, DUI defenses and the drunk driving consequences in the state of New Jersey. I may be able to save your driver's license, get your DUI charge reduced or possibly dismissed. Call for a free consultation and I will tell you how I can help you.

My name is Anthony N. Palumbo, Edison DUI Attorney and one of the ways I defeat DUI charges is by disproving the element of operating under the influence. Every judge is a unique individual and that is why certain pieces of evidence must be presented differently in various courts. I have over three decades of experience working with Middlesex County judges and I will use it to make sure that your case is presented in the most positive light. Contact me today at one of my Palumbo & Renaud law offices and discuss your operating while intoxicated charge in a free consultation with an aggressive DUI lawyer at 1-866-664-8118.

Charged with Operating a boat while intoxicated

The same rules that apply to operating a vehicle also apply to operating a boat, jet skies, or any other motorized water vessel. New Jersey boating regulations require that all operators of boats or motorized water crafts are at least 16-years-old, have a boating license, and carry a safety certificate. Additionally, it is illegal to drink and operate a boat, and if you operate a boat with a (BAC) of .08% or higher you can be charged with a DUI and you may lose both your boating and driving privileges.

When you operate a boat on the waterways, you must submit to a breathalyzer just as if you were driving a car. The penalties for a DUI in a boat are extraordinarily similar to those or DUI in a car. Fortunately, the privacy rights that pertain to traffic stops apply similarly to a boat stop so many of the same defenses used for DUI in a vehicle will apply in a boat. If you have been arrested for DWI or OWI and would like to have a thorough and confidential discussion with an experienced New Jersey DUI lawyer, please call 1-866-664-8118 for a free consultation, and speak with me, Edison DUI lawyer.

NJ Operating under the Influence Attorney

If you have been charged with operating under the influence in Edison, New Jersey the law firm of Palumbo & Renaud is ready to build a successful defense for you. Whether you were arrested for operating under the influence on a boat or in a vehicle, there are many potential defenses against your DUI charge. Administration of a breathalyzer is one part of the DUI process in which many defenses lie. The breathalyzer is an unreliable tool that is sensitive to both time and surrounding conditions. On a boat, this is exaggerated even more than on the road because of the water motion, sun, wind, spray and many other factors that affect the delicate machinery. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, there may be many ways to show that you were not operating under the influence. To learn more about which defenses may be utilized on your behalf, contact the law offices of Palumbo & Renaud today at 1-866-664-8118 for a free consultation with an experienced DUI lawyer.

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