Hunterdon County DWI Lawyers
More than five hundred (500) summonses for DWI are issued in Hunterdon County each year. The majority of them are filed in Clinton, Readington, Raritan Township and Union Township. These municipalities typically process over fifty (50) tickets from driving while intoxicated, driving under the influence and/or breath test refusal charges. If you got arrested for violating N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 in Hunterdon County, selecting a lawyer who specializes in DWI defense is just what you need in order to maximize your chances of avoiding a license suspension and other penalties.
Since plea bargaining a DWI charge is illegal, your lawyer will have to formulate a defense that convinces the court that the state cannot prove the charge. Patronage is never a factor since downgrading or dismissing a DUI absent a bona fide impediment to the police officer proving the ticket/summonses is not an option. There is no substitute for a top notch lawyer when it comes to making this presentation.
The DWI lawyers at the Spodek Law Group defend 39:4-50 charges throughout Hunterdon County including defendants charged in Flemington, Readington, Raritan Township, Bethlehem Township, Clinton Township, Lambertville, Union Township, East Amwell and Tewksbury New Jersey.
DWI Charges in Hunterdon County
If your charge is based on alcohol or a drug like Ambien, cocaine, heroin, Oxycodone/Oxyconti, Xanax or marijuana, the statute that is used to dictate your guilt or innocence is N.J.S.A. 39:4-50. A violation of this code occurs if a person operates a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or with a blood alcohol concentration of at least .08%.
Field Sobriety Testing To Prove Intoxication
When your lawyer is successful in suppressing the state’s ability to use a breath or blood test in a DWI case, it is very common for the state to nevertheless prove intoxication through psycho-physical tests. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has outlined standardized field sobriety tests (“SFST”) that are recognized measures for determining whether a person is impaired. Most police officers have taken no more than one day of training in these tests at the police academy. Conversely, multiple members of our team have not only undergone much more extensive training in SFST administration and scoring than most police, but have also earned status of instructors in these tests. With his information, we can dissect reports and testimony of the police in Raritan, Readington, Clinton, Flemington, Union Township and elsewhere in the county so our clients can avoid a conviction for DWI based on the results of field tests
Further, you need to recognize the importance of advanced training and ample experience when it comes to successfully defending a charge for driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence of drugs. Remember, there is no possibility of a plea bargain to avoid a conviction, so your attorney will have to convince the court that there is a genuine problem that raises reasonable doubt connected to 39:4-50 offenses.
This is critical given the penalties that you can face in the event of conviction.
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We cannot emphasize enough that retaining an attorney who specializes in DWI defense. Just as in other professions, those s tend to be more effective in that craft. The same holds true in to when defending driving under the influence of drugs (e.g. marijuana, cocaine, heroin, Ambien, oxycodone, Xanax, etc.) and driving while intoxicated.