There Are Defenses In DUI Cases

If you have been arrested for drunk driving, do not assume that you have no choice but to accept the conviction and the consequences that come with it. There are a number of defense strategies that a qualified lawyer can employ in an effort to beat the driving under the influence (DUI) charges outright or get them reduced to a lesser charge.

The Law Office of Steven J. Feldman represents local clients as well as people who were arrested for drunk driving while visiting from out of town. My name is Steven Feldman, and I am a former Atlantic County prosecutor and a certified criminal trial attorney as designated by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. I am uniquely qualified to provide the skillful criminal defense required in these and other traffic violation cases.

The Evidence May Not Be As Strong As It Seems

Most people assume that breath test evidence is impenetrable. They blew over the legal limit so they are guilty and there is no option for fighting the DUI charge. This is simply not true.

In a DUI case, there are a number of factors that can keep key evidence from being used against you. Depending on the circumstances of your case, it may be possible to challenge the validity of the initial traffic stop, the accuracy of the field sobriety or blood alcohol concentration (BAC) tests, and other details. The reality is that police can make mistakes during DUI traffic stops. Furthermore, breath test equipment may not be properly maintained or calibrated. There are many ways in which a DUI arrest can go wrong.

I conduct a thorough investigation into every DUI case. I seize any opportunity to suppress evidence that may be tainted and work to have the charges against you dismissed if possible. If a dismissal is out of reach, I negotiate directly with the prosecutor handling your case. If negotiations do not yield an acceptable result, I am fully prepared to argue the matter before a judge. I am a trial lawyer with more than 40 years of experience.

A Reason To Fight Drunk Driving Charges

Everyone knows that a conviction for DUI, sometimes referred to as DWI (driving while intoxicated), comes with serious consequences. But do you know exactly how serious and far-reaching the consequences are? Yes, your driver's license will be suspended. Yes, you will be fined. Yes, there is even a possibility of jail time, even on the first offense.

Did you know that there are other costs and consequences as well? One of the greatest expenses that people convicted of DUI often learn about too late is the increase in insurance premiums. A drunk driving conviction could potentially double what you are paying for car insurance. Then there are fees associated with counseling, the ignition interlock device and more. My goal is to help you avoid or minimize all of these repercussions.

Free Consultation About DUI/DWI Defense

Have you been accused of drinking and driving? Contact my Pleasantville law office to schedule a free initial consultation. You can reach me at any time by calling 609-272-8989 or toll free at 866-425-7947. You can also contact me via email.