Elizabeth DWI Lawyers

Former County & Municipal Court Prosecutor

The law offices of Palumbo, Renaud & Deappolonio represents individuals charged with DUI/DWI and Breathalyzer Refusal in Elizabeth. If you have been arrested for a drinking and driving offense in Elizabeth, an attorney with courtroom experience is critical to your DWI defense. Whether this is your first DUI offense or second DUI offense, there are many ways to use driving while intoxicated laws on your behalf. I am Anthony N. Palumbo, New Jersey DWI Attorney with over 35 years experience and at the law offices of Palumbo, Renaud & Deappolonio, not only will you have an aggressive NJ DWI lawyer by your side, but your defense will be backed by my team of investigative experts who work to shed light on favorable facts surrounding your DUI charge. Contact me today for free legal advice in a Free Consultation at 1-866-664-8118 and speak to a DWI lawyer in NJ who can obtain highly optimal results in your DWI case.

DUI/DWI and Breathalyzer Refusal charges are heard in the municipal court in which the DUI arrest occurs. If you were arrested for drinking and driving in Elizabeth and would like to learn about the court where your charge will be heard, visit my Elizabeth Municipal Court page.

Breathalyzer Refusal in Elizabeth

The drinking and driving laws in New Jersey require a driver to submit to a breathalyzer test (Alcotest). When a person refuses, he will face penalties such as loss of license and breathalyzer refusal charges. A police officer is require to inform a driver of the penalties he will face on refusal, but until recently officers were only required to provide these instructions in English. This caused problems for many individuals in New Jersey who only speak Spanish because they were unable to understand the penalties flowing from a refusal.

The recent breakthrough in this case law stemmed from a Union County breathalyzer refusal case in which a Spanish speaking defendant refused to submit to a breathalyzer after the officer explained the consequences in English. The case was taken to the Supreme Court of New Jersey where it was found that New Jersey officers are required to inform drivers of refusal laws in a language which they can understand. As a result, the man's conviction for refusal to submit to a breathalyzer was overturned.

Elizabeth Refusal Lawyer

The stage of a DUI traffic stop in which an officer requests a driver to submit to a breathalyzer is often ripe ground for defense. Common defenses to breathalyzer tests include that the equipment was not working properly, the officer was not qualified to administer the test, or that an external factor affected the device's ability to perform properly. At the law offices of Palumbo, Renaud & Deappolonio, you can be sure that every possible defense will be explored by my team of investigators and I will aggressively present your case against the prosecution. To speak with me today about what I can do for your DUI case contact me today free-of-charge and without obligation for a Free Consultation at 1-866-664-8118.