New Jersey First-Time DWI/DUI Defense Lawyers
Bergen County Drunk Driving Defense Attorney
New Jersey's stiff penalties for first-time DWI/DUI convictions mean that anyone arrested on DWI/DUI charges should consult an experienced drunk driving defense attorney to respond to the charges.
You may believe that it's pointless to fight a first-time DWI/DUI arrest, or you may believe that the easiest way out is to pay the fines and surcharges, accept the driver's license suspension, and move on with your life. Before you make any decisions, however, it is wise to consider all the potential negative consequences of pleading guilty without putting up a fight.
At the River Edge criminal defense law firm of Brickfield & Donahue, we provide aggressive and intelligent criminal defense representation for clients throughout Bergen County and throughout New Jersey. Our attorneys are both Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as Criminal Trial Lawyers, as well as former New Jersey prosecutors. We know how prosecutors build cases against alleged drunk drivers, which helps us build strong, protective defenses in so that our clients' rights and interests are fully protected.
If you or someone you know has been arrested on a first-time DWI/DUI, seek competent legal advice from savvy criminal defense lawyers in Bergen County. Contact our office to make an appointment.
First-Time DWI/DUI Arrests: Essential Information
The potential penalties faced by a person arrested on a first-time DWI/DUI vary depending on the circumstances of the arrest but can include stiff fines and driver's license suspension for up to a year — without the possibility of a hardship driver's license. The penalties may also include installation of an ignition interlock device.
Penalties depend partially on bodily alcohol content and on whether the person refused the Alco test or field sobriety test during the traffic stop. For this reason, our investigation often focuses tightly on whether the police followed correct procedures in making the initial stop and in administering field sobriety tests, and on whether the police followed correct procedures in administering the Alco test.
Contact Our Bergen County First-Time DWI/DUI Defense Lawyers
Before you decide how to respond after a DWI/DUI arrest as a first-time offender, get solid legal advice from Brickfield & Donahue. To make an appointment to talk to one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys, call 201-258-3984 or contact us online.