DWI or DUI
Bergen County, Essex County, Middlesex County, Morris County, Passaic County, Union County DWI and Drunk Driving Lawyers
Sheffet & Dvorin, PC has almost thirty years representing individuals in municipal court who have been charged with drunk driving offenses or operating motor vehicles while intoxicated . Mr. Sheffet is a former Prosecutor for the Township of Verona, and has both prosecuted and defended many such cases. If you have been charged with either of these offenses you need the help of an experienced attorney. This is even more important if you are guilty of the offense.
It is the observation of Sheffet & Dvorin, PC that the criminal justice system is usually fair and forgiving. Many driving while intoxicated charges are related to addiction. The focus of the court and prosecutors many times is on rehabilitation and not punishment. Often they prefer alcohol or drug counseling, and the installation of a device into the defendant’s motor vehicle that prevents drunk operation to a lengthy loss of license. Often times it is possible to secure a plea agreement that results in decreased suspension of driving privileges and avoid license revocation.
Sometimes individuals are also charged with driving while intoxicated or with a blood alcohol level over 0.08 without proper probable cause. They are also given Summons for crimes not committed in addition to a ticket for driving while intoxicated. Further, even if the tickers were lawfully issued, the State of New Jersey through the Prosecutor and police witnesses must establish probable cause for the arrest, and each and every element of the motor vehicle charges beyond a reasonable doubt. Often this is an extremely difficult task. At Sheffet & Dvorin, PC we take the time to review the entire matter. If there has been an unlawful search or seizure, or no probable cause for the stop, taking of the blood or breath sample, search or arrest, we will file a motion to dismiss the charges or to suppress the evidence. We will also not shy away from taking the matter to trial if that is what the client desires no matter how many court appearances are required.
Too often a guilty person assumes that there is no action that can be taken on their behalf. They simply appear in court and plead guilty. They avoid the cost of an attorney, but may end up paying higher fines and receiving longer license suspensions than necessary. These individuals do not take advantage of other possible resolutions, and do not have the perspective to realize the consequences of a guilty plea to a driving while intoxicated or with a blood alcohol level over 0.08. Licensed professionals such as medical doctors and lawyers, and teachers convicted of drunk driving can be disciplined by their professional boards or employer. Publicly held companies often include drunk driving as a crime disqualifying a candidate from employment. Having a drunk driving ticket may also negatively impact a person’s ability to join the military.
Therefore, having an experienced attorney is in many cases critical. Having an experienced defense lawyer on your side may impact the outcome favorably and allows a person charged with a driving while intoxicated or with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 or above to explore all possibilities of resolving the matter from plea bargaining to proceeding with a trial.
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The DWI attorneys of Sheffet & Dvorin, PC will answer your questions and help you defend yourself against the charges or tickets you are facing. The firm offers a free consultation regarding all criminal and traffic matters. Contact us to learn more.