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Drunk driving charges are taken extremely seriously in the State of New Jersey. If you are charged and found guilty of drunk driving, you will face hefty fines, potential jail time and loss of driving privileges. Hire a successful criminal defense lawyer in Essex and Union counties who will put years of experience to work defending you against your DWI charges.
Many people mistakenly decide not to fight DWI charges because they think they have no chance of successfully defending themselves. They are wrong. Jon Bramnick and his team of battle-tested criminal defense attorneys at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC will thoroughly investigate your case, make sure all law enforcement officials followed proper protocol and protect your rights while defending you against the DWI charges.
Many people who are facing DUI/DWI charges in New Jersey are law-abiding citizens who simply made a mistake. Sometimes, the person charged with drunk driving is a juvenile facing underage DUI charges. These serious charges can be frightening; don’t try to go it alone. Contact Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC for swift and sound legal defense. Call us today for a free consultation about your charge.
The machine used to perform a breathalyzer test, the Alcotest, has been used in NJ since 2008. You might think this test is fool-proof but that’s hardly true. Our team of knowledgeable DWI lawyers have defended countless residents facing drunk driving charges in Essex, Somerset and Union counties in New Jersey. We will test the validity of the breath test results and make certain the police officer who gave you the test was properly certified to administer it.
Even if you refuse to take the Breathalyzer test, you can still be arrested and charged with a DWI/DUI offense. Beyond that, you will also be charged with Breath Test Refusal.
We know how to challenge Alcotest results by asking a series of questions, including but not limited to:
If any of the answers to these questions are suspect, we may be able to get the test results thrown out of court. Without breath test evidence, your charges are likely to quickly follow.
Without breath test evidence, the prosecution will have an extremely difficult time proving your guilt.
In New Jersey, you are considered legally intoxicated if your blood alcohol level is .08 percent or higher. In addition to breathalyzer tests and blood tests, police may also use Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST) to determine your level of intoxication. These are tests used at the time of your traffic stop and their results are based on the opinion of the police officer administering them.
Having a knowledgeable DUI lawyer fighting for your rights has numerous benefits. We will be by your side every step of the way. We will work to closely examine the validity of the evidence presented against you in an effort to get the charges possibly downgraded or even dismissed, even if this is not your first DUI/DWI. This can save you jail time, significant fines and more.
Successful DUI defense requires legal representation by attorneys who understand NJ’s complex drunk driving laws and the significant penalties attached to them. We have years of experience with DUI defense in New Jersey. Contact our offices in Scotch Plains, Cherry Hill or Newark for a free consultation about your DWI charges. We will put the full force of our legal experience to work for you.
No. Every New Jersey driver is legally required to submit to a breath test if asked by the police. This is known as “implied consent”, which you give when you decide to drive on the New Jersey roads. Failing to submit to the breath test is a separate crime. You can also be charged with the underlying DUI/DWI in addition to charges for refusal to submit.
Blood tests are different from breath tests. The police must obtain a warrant before they require you to submit to a blood test for drugs or alcohol.
Technically, no. DUI/DWI charges are traffic offenses. However, because of the severity and potential impact of DUI/DWI, many of the penalties are very similar to criminal offenses. You can face time in jail. Conviction almost always carries steep financial consequences and you can lose your driver’s license.