In a concerted effort to reduce drunk driving, all states and most local counties have imposed strict laws against driving while intoxicated (DWI). If you are detained and charged with drunk driving or driving under the influence (DUI), the consequences can be severe; you may lose your driver’s license, pay heavy fines, you will have your vehicle impounded per the State of New Jersey’s John’s Law and even receive a jail sentence, depending on your level of intoxication and whether an accident with injuries resulted. DWI convictions remain on your permanent driving record with the New Jersey MVC. In the State of New Jersey, a driving while intoxicated offense is considered quasi-criminal, meaning that it is not criminal but the penalties and fines are very severe. As a result, a conviction for DWI may interfere with your livelihood, causing you to lose your job or hinder future employment opportunities. With such high stakes, it is crucial that you contact a qualified DWI defense attorney as soon as possible. If you are a foreign national and not a United States citizen, a DWI offense could be disastrous, resulting in your deportation or disqualifying you from being able to file for naturalization (Form N-400) in the United States if you are a green card holder (lawful permanent resident).
Our law firm understands the anxiety and fear one feels after being detained for drunk driving, and we will diligently represent you to ensure the best possible resolution for your case. We have a thorough understanding of sobriety tests and law enforcement protocol which can be part of an effective and comprehensive defense against the DWI charges you face. During our initial analysis of the reports in your case, we will determine if there was police error, field sobriety test errors, inaccuracies, failure to follow proper protocol or administrative errors which may prove your innocence or lead to the dismissal of charges by the prosecution.
DWI cases are complex and the laws which govern them vary dramatically depending upon the state or municipality in which the charges are filed. Attorney Alcalde is well versed in all local and state-wide DWI regulations and has experience interacting with police departments, prosecutors and the department of motor vehicles (MVC). If you’ve been arrested for DWI or DUI, contact our law firm today to speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members who will discuss your case with you in English, Spanish or Portuguese, to ensure all of your concerns and questions are answered.