DWI Charges Defense Attorney In Morristown, NJ
New Jersey Authorities Are Tough On Drunk Drivers: You Need To Respond With An Equally Tough Defense Lawyer
DWI, DUI, or drunk driving charges can all result in the loss of your license, significant fines, and serious penalties that include 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, Attorney at Law, LLC 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 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 DUI/ DWI before, you need aggressive and experienced counsel because the penalties will be enhanced. Contact us to assert your rights and challenge the administration of field sobriety tests and other circumstances of the traffic stop. Also, find out more about the actual arrest with our legal article on the Anatomy of a DWI Arrest.
Strategies Tailored To The Unique Facts Of Your DWI Case
If you have been charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (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 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 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 as to 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. We frequently appear at Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) hearings to get suspended licenses reinstated. We have extensive experience and will take the following actions 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.
Talk To An Experienced Morris County DWI/DUI Lawyer Today
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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