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Livingston NJ DWI Defense Lawyers

If you are looking for a powerhouse driving while intoxicated defense firm, call the Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver. Our former DWI/DUI prosecutors and exceptionally qualified team are ready to fight for you. Being stopped in Livingston on suspicion of a driving while intoxicated (“DWI”) can be extremely traumatizing. The stress level can get even worse when the accused discovers the penalties he/she is facing and that there is no plea bargaining of a DUI/DWI offense in New Jersey. The flip side of all of this is that there is no impediment to the Court allowing a dismissal or even a reduced charge if there is a genuine proof or legal issue that raises doubt regarding the prosecutor’s ability to prove the driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence of drugs. It is not an illegal plea bargaining of a DWI case when such an issue exists. This is where the knowledge and skill of our defense attorneys often translates into success. We have handled literally thousands of DWI cases at this point and know how to identify and/or develop genuine issues. Call us for an immediate no obligation consultation.

Livingston NJ DUI Lawyer?

There are basically three (3) ways for the police and prosecutor to prove a driving while intoxicated offense in New Jersey. The first way is through a breathalyzer reading (e.g. Alcotest 7110 Breath Machine) that demonstrates a blood alcohol concentration (“BAC”) of .08% or more.  This is what is commonly referred to as a “per se” case (i.e. BAC over the legal limit). The second option is to prove intoxication through a blood test that corroborates a per se BAC. When these two forms of scientific evidence are lacking, the police may utilize field sobriety tests to establish that the faculties of an individual were so effected by alcohol that they could not operate a motor vehicle safely. When the situation involves drugs, commonly referred to by many as a DUI, the tests administered are called drug recognition tests. These tests can only be administered and interpreted by a drug recognition expert (“DRE”). A DRE is a police officer who has special training in recognizing when someone is under the influence of drugs, as well as the type of controlled dangerous substance (“CDS”) involved.

Livingston NJ DWI Attorneys

The lawyers on our DWI defense staff have as much, if not more training, than the typical Livingston police officer when it comes to this area of law. Most of the attorneys have undergone in depth training with respect to the breathalyzer currently used in the state, something which very few police in New Jersey have also undergone.  The majority of the team also has special training in field sobriety testing, with two (2) of them even being certified as instructors in the tests. One of the lawyers also formerly served as an DWI instructor at the police academy. When you couple all of these credentials with decades of experience handling cases from both sides (i.e. 4 of our attorneys are former municipal prosecutors), you have the ingredients for identifying and effectively arguing issues to permit the court to dismiss and/or reduce a DWI charge.

If you are facing a charge for DWI, Driving Under the Influence (“DUI”), or Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test, our firm is prepared to fight for you in order to achieve the very best outcome in your case. Call us anytime 24/7 to discuss your charge(s).