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New Jersey Authorities Are Tough on Drunk Drivers: You Need to Respond with an Equally Tough DUI/DWI Defense Lawyer

If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of being charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Morris County, you will need to hire a Morristown DUI lawyer. A DUI lawyer is a specialist in drunk driving defense and will be able to help you navigate the complex legal system. The consequences of a DUI conviction can be severe, including jail time, loss of your driver’s license, and high fines. A DUI lawyer can help you avoid these harsh penalties and keep your record clean.

When choosing a DUI lawyer, it is important to choose someone with experience in this area of law. You should also feel comfortable communicating with your lawyer and feel confident that they will fight for your rights. If you have been charged with DUI, don’t hesitate to contact a lawyer who can help you. The sooner you get legal help, the better your chances of avoiding a conviction. At James Porfido, Attorney at Law, we offer strategic and aggressive advocacy to protect your rights and interests. 

Begin your Morristown DWI case evaluation by calling us at (973) 370-9788 today. 

What Types of DWI/DUI Cases Do We Handle?

Our law firm in Morristown 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 vehicle 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 a DUI/ DWI charge before, you need an aggressive and experienced attorney because DWI sentences will vary

Contact us to assert your rights and challenge the administration of field sobriety tests and other circumstances of the traffic stop. 

Strategies Tailored to the Unique Facts of Your DWI Case

Suppose you have faced a charge with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). In that case, it is critical that you hire a Morristown DWI lawyer who can assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case to minimize the repercussions of the drunk driving charge. 

At James Porfido, Attorney at Law, we have successfully represented many clients charged with drunk driving in Morristown, New Jersey.  As a result, we have the skill and experience needed to spot and exploit deficiencies in the prosecution’s case, such as an illegal vehicle stop or arrest, improper administration of the standardized field sobriety test (SFSTS), and unreliable Alcotest and breathalyzer results.

We are familiar with the New Jersey Supreme Court’s ruling on the proper administration of the Alcotest, and we know how to defend you and challenge the sobriety testing. Our firm can help you get the best possible results in your case. In addition, we frequently appear at Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) hearings to reinstate suspended licenses. 

We have extensive experience and will take the following actions in your DWI 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

Talk to an Experienced Morris County DWI/DUI Lawyer Today

When you plead guilty to a DUI/DWI case, you lose opportunities to challenge the DWI charges against you. Our DWI defense attorney at our Morristown criminal defense law firm has extensive experience and will aggressively assert your rights in court to defeat the charges or minimize the consequences of a DWI conviction
If you do not have access to proper representation, a motion to vacate, guilty plea, or a timely appeal to your DWI case can be made if you have no access to proper representation. 

Schedule your initial consultation with one of our DUI lawyers in Morristown by calling (973) 370-9788 or filling out our online form

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