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Cranford Driving While Intoxicated Defense Lawyer

Driving while intoxicated (DWI) and driving under the influence of a controlled substance (DUI) are serious criminal offenses. New Jersey municipal court judges will not hesitate to impose maximum sentences when they believe it is necessary, and this could result in years in prison if you are a multiple offender or are accused of causing a serious accident while DWI/DUI.

Our goal is to help you avoid the many penalties associated with New Jersey DUI / DWI convictions:

  • License suspension
  • Jail or prison time
  • Fines, fees, and surcharges
  • Increased insurance costs
  • Community service
  • Ignition interlock device
  • Mandatory alcohol/drug treatment

Are you facing DWI / DUI charges in New Jersey? We recognize this may be a scary and overwhelming time. We are not afraid to fight for our clients and will take every possible step to pursue an ideal case result. Our attorney serves Cranford, Summit, Linden, Plainfield, Elizabeth, and the surrounding areas.

It is imperative the you contact our New Jersey DWI lawyer at the Cifrodello Law Offices immediately. He can protect your constitutional rights and your driver’s license if you’ve been accused of DUI or DWI.

Understanding Breathalyzers & Possible Errors

The breathalyzer is a breath test administered when a person is arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) to determine whether his or her blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is above the legal limit of .08%. You may have been pulled over and “failed” the breath test, but this does not mean that your BAC was actually above the lawful limit. It does not mean you should be convicted of DWI.

You should know that breathalyzer devices have faults and that breath tests may be performed improperly. Exposing errors can positively impact your case, and this is what we do at the Cifrodello Law Offices.

Our New Jersey DWI attorneys know what to look for in common breathalyzer errors, such as:

  • Improper calibration of breathalyzer
  • Electronic interference
  • Failure to observe the driver for 20 minutes prior to the test
  • Breathalyzer malfunction
  • Error in data download from breathalyzer device
  • Failure to replace mouth piece between breathalyzer tests

Any of these or other factors can compromise the result of a breath test, and this can turn your entire case around – in your favor. It is a matter of discovering an error in the device or its use. With our attention to detail and commitment to going the extra mile for our clients, our attorneys meticulously investigate every single aspect of a breathalyzer test.

Experienced Driving Under the Influence Legal Counsel

If you have been pulled over for DWI/DUI, the best advice we can give is to keep your mouth shut at all times. It may sound simple or rude, but police often try to come off as if they are looking out for your interests and will give you a break, when this couldn’t be further from the truth. When they ask you questions, no matter how nicely, they are just trying to get information to use against you in their investigation.

If you’re pulled over, be polite and comply with the officer’s instructions, but do not answer any potentially incriminating questions related to where you are going, where you have been, whether you have been drinking, and how much you have had to drink. Your answers may be used against you to establish probable cause for your arrest and DWI / DUI charges.

For more information on DUI / DWI charges and your rights, call (732) 709-7406 to speak with our New Jersey DWI lawyer.

“Experience is probably the most important tool a lawyer can have.”

- Chris Cifrodello
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