DWI/DUI is an offense that garners a lot of media attention and is treated more harshly under the law today than ever before. Driving while intoxicated, or driving under the influence, are the same charge and involve operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs or alcohol. If you are stopped while driving and deemed to be impaired by the officer on the scene, you may find yourself arrested and charged with DWI/DUI. Next to drug possession, drunk driving is the most common offense in our society, and our Bergen County DWI lawyers have extensive experience representing clients charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
It is important to remember that just because you have been arrested and charged, does not mean you are guilty, or that you will be found guilty. Mistakes can be made in these kinds of cases and you have the right to a fair trial in court before your fate is decided. Neither the officers nor the breath testing devices are infallible.
There are a variety of valid defenses against this charge. Often, those defenses involve the circumstances of the motor vehicle stop and arrest, and whether or not all procedures were properly followed. Below is a list of some of the defenses against a DWI charge –
- Faulty breath or blood test equipment
- Improper procedures followed by officer
- Illegal stop of vehicle by officer prior to arrest
- Adverse conditions during field sobriety tests
When you are charged with DWI/DUI, there isn’t one area of your life that is not affected. We understand that you wish to put this matter behind you and move on with your life. The firm of Foy & Seplowitz will get right to work on your case and help you seek an acquittal or reduction of penalties.