Focused, Aggressive Defense in New Jersey DUI/DWI Cases
If you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated, it is very important to choose a competent and aggressive lawyer with skill and experience. You want a lawyer who is respected by police, judges and prosecutors.
Contact me today to learn how we can help you win your case at 908-643-6801, or if you are seeking information about changes to New Jersey’s DUI/DWI law.
Because of the seriousness of DWI charges, a conviction will have a big impact on your life. It pays to have an experienced attorney on your side. Aside from a criminal record, a conviction can lead to:
- Jail time
- Installation of an ignition interlock device on your car
- Potential loss of your driver’s license
- Increased car insurance rates
- Mandatory attendance at alcohol education programs
- Community service
I am Anthony N. Palumbo, a partner at The Law Offices of Anthony N. Palumbo with offices in Cranford, Elizabeth, Essex and Monmouth, New Jersey. I am an experienced municipal crimes defense attorney who has handled countless DUI cases over more than 35 years of legal practice.
Contact me to schedule a free initial consultation about your case. Or, follow this link to learn 10 things to do if you are pulled over for drunk driving.
Addressing Ignition Interlock Devices And License Suspension
If you have been stopped by the police on suspicion of drunk driving and given a breath test, you face the possibility of the installation of an ignition interlock device and license suspension, as well as fines and possible jail time.
If your blood-alcohol content (BAC) tested above 0.08% but below 0.10%, you face the possibility of a license suspension until you install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle. This device must remain installed for three months. If you tested at above 0.10% but below 0.15%, you also face the possibility of a license suspension until you install an ignition interlock device. However, the device must then remain in place for seven to 12 months. Lastly, if you tested above 0.15%, you face the possibility of a license suspension until you install an ignition interlock device. Upon installing the device, your license will then be suspended for four to six months. After the suspension period, the device must remain installed in your vehicle for nine to 15 months.
There will also be a separate municipal court hearing to determine whether you will get a fine or jail time. It is very important to be represented by a DUI criminal defense lawyer at this hearing. With the help of the law office of Anthony N. Palumbo, it may be possible to minimize the penalties you face.
Questioning The Test Results
The most common type of evidence the prosecutor has after a drinking and driving arrest is the breath test. These tests are not infallible. A qualified operator must administer the test, the correct chemicals must be used, and external factors such as radio interference can affect the machines.
I am highly experienced at working with qualified experts to examine the details of breath tests and determine whether their results can be challenged. It is only after I have examined every possibility for a dismissal of the drunk driving charges that there will be a discussion concerning the best possible plea bargain that might be obtained in your case.