New Jersey Authorities Are Tough On Drunk Drivers

You Need To Respond With An Equally Tough Defense Lawyer

Drunk driving charges can result in the loss of your license, significant fines and serious penalties, including jail time. When you have been arrested for drunk driving, you should consult with an attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights and minimize the consequences. At the law firm of James M. Porfido, we offer strategic and aggressive advocacy aimed at protecting your rights and interests.

The firm handles a wide range of DUI/DWI cases, including:

  • Accidents with injury
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Refusing to be tested
  • Underage DWI
  • DWI on federal land
  • Drug-related DWI
  • High blood alcohol content (BAC)
  • Court-ordered ignition interlock devices
  • Issues involving operation
  • Observation versus BAC challenge — use of drug recognition expert (DRE)

Even a first-time offender may face loss of license or jail time in some instances. If you have been convicted of DUI/ DWI before, you need aggressive and experienced counsel. Contact us to assert your rights and challenge the administration of field sobriety tests and other circumstances of the stop.

Strategies Tailored To The Unique Facts Of Your Case

If you have been charged with DUI/DWI, it is critical that you hire a lawyer who can assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case in order to minimize the repercussions of the drunk driving charge. At the law firm of attorney James M. Porfido, we have successfully represented many clients who have been charged with drunk driving. We have the skill and experience needed to spot and exploit deficiencies in the prosecution's case, such as an illegal vehicle stops or arrests, improper administration of standardized field sobriety tests (SFSTS), and unreliable Alcotest and breathalyzer results. We are familiar with the New Jersey Supreme Court's ruling as to the proper administration of the Alcotest and know how to defend you and challenge the testing.

Our firm can help you get the best possible results in your case. We frequently appear at Motor Vehicle Commission hearings to get suspended licenses reinstated. We have extensive experience and will take the following action in your case:

  • We will examine the basis for the stop and make sure that officers had a legal reason to pull you over
  • We will thoroughly examine the charges and challenge any evidence illegally obtained
  • We will examine and challenge sobriety tests, including the basis for administration of the test
  • We will review police reports, contact witnesses and, when necessary, use expert testimony to build your defense
  • When you plead guilty to a DUI/DWI, you lose opportunities to challenge the charges against you. Our DWI defense attorney has extensive experience and will aggressively assert your rights in court to defeat the charges or minimize the consequences of a DWI conviction. A motion to vacate a guilty plea or a timely appeal can be made if you have not been afforded proper representation.

Contact James M. Porfido to arrange an initial consultation with an experienced Morristown, New Jersey DWI defense lawyer and Certified Criminal Trial Attorney.

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