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Union County

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Our Law Firm Has Successfully Handled Thousands of Criminal, DWI, and Municipal Court Charges Throughout Union County and New Jersey

– William A. Proetta

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Driving While Intoxicated

Union Township NJ DUI Lawyer

DUI Defense Attorneys in Union County, New Jersey

New Jersey is well known for having some of the toughest DWI laws and prosecution standards in the entire county. For instance, a first offense DUI in New Jersey, carries a mandatory license suspension – there is no such thing as a “hardship” or work license in our state. If that was not bad enough, there is no plea bargaining allowed and no jury trial available. And to compound this situation, the courts are under direct pressure from the state to resolve all DUI cases within 60 days of the violation which leaves you with little time to waste. In New Jersey, drunk driving charges are commonly referred to by both the courts and law enforcement as DWI (driving while intoxicated) and DUI (driving under the influence) — but this is actually the same charge. A conviction for DWI will carry serious penalties and gets increasingly more serious depending on whether it is a first offense, second offense or third offense. However, no matter what, you are facing a mandatory suspension of your driver’s license, heavy fines and the potential for an interlock device, and county jail.

At Proetta & Oliver, our attorneys have the experience to properly defend our clients against driving while intoxicated charges in New Jersey. While most lawyers will take the first deal that is thrown their way, our primary goal is to aggressively pursue the best option for our clients, even if that means bringing the case to trial. Our firm represents clients charged with DWI throughout Union County and the surrounding area, including:

Alcotest Certified and a SFST Instructor

In New Jersey, the police and courts have two main ways of collecting evidence and prosecuting a DWI case against you – the Alcotest, which is our state’s breathalyzer, and the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests that are normally given at the scene after you are stopped for suspected drunk driving. If either of these tests is not administered correctly, the results may be suppressed so that the evidence cannot be used against you in court.

The firm’s founding attorney, William A. Proetta, Esq., has been trained by the inventor of the Alcotest, on the Alcotest 7110 MKIII-C Version NJ3.11′s analytical system, components, and peripherals, on how to operate the instrument and properly perform breath testing. Furthermore, Mr. Proetta is one of a handful of New Jersey attorneys certified as a Standard Field Sobriety Testing Instructor, under the guidelines and in recognition of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Through our training and experienced, we understand how these tests work, and we know what to look for to determine whether they have been administered properly. If we handle your case, we will explore all angles for getting the evidence against you thrown out, resulting in dismissal of your DWI charges.

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Westfield DUI Defense Attorney · (908) 838-0150

If you have been charged under New Jersey statute 39:4-50 (driving while intoxicated) or 39:4-50.4a (refusal to submit to a breath test) you need the representation of an experienced DWI lawyer to analyze the case’s weaknesses, negotiate a satisfactory plea, or litigate the issues at trial if need be. For a free consultation on how we can help you, call us today at (908) 838-0150 or e-mail us. We are available 24/7.