A conviction for DWI in West Orange can have significant consequences. Your best way to eliminate the risk of a suspension and other penalties is to hire a skilled driving while intoxicated defense lawyer like those at our Essex County firm.You cannot plea bargain a DWI violation in the State of New Jersey. What this means is that if you want to avoid a mandatory license suspension and other consequences of a West Orange DWI you need to obtain a dismissal. The way you achieve such a result is to present a trial issue that raises reasonable doubt concerning some element of the state’s case. The prosecutor nor the municipal court judge can resolve the case short of a guilty plea unless a bona fide reason for a dismissal is placed on the record in open court. The best way in our judgement to insure that that you identify and effectively present a genuine issue is to find a DWI attorney with the highest level of qualifications you can afford. Our firm, the Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver possesses a blend of training and experience in driving while intoxicated defense that is rare, if not nonexistent, elsewhere in the state. Most of the members of our 7 man team are Alctotest certified, former municipal prosecutors, and have each handled a minimum of 500 DWI cases. We also happen to have two of the approximately 5 field sobriety test instructors who are attorneys in the state, as well as a police academy driving while intoxicated instructor. To find out exactly how we can help you, call us at 973-710-1520 for a free consultation.

West Orange NJ DUI Defense Lawyer

Most N.J.S. 39:4-50 cases involve alcohol. If this is the situation with your charge, the prosecutor will attempt to utilize a breath test reading or blood test to show that your blood alcohol content (“BAC”) was above the legal limit of .08%. If prosecutor is unable to introduce these pieces of scientific evidence, he can resort to field sobriety tests to prove intoxication. The classic examples of these tests are the one leg stand, walk and turn (e.g. can you walk a straight line), ABCs, and horizontal gaze nystagmus (e.g. test involving the tracking of your eyes).  When a violation involves drugs, for example, marijuana, heroin or prescription medication, the tests are different. The scientific evidence in a drug DWI, also termed DUI or driving under the influence of drugs, is limited to a urine or blood test. The results of these tests only reveal the presence of drugs and not the impact they had on the driver at the time of the stop. The state therefore needs to present testimony  from a police officer with specialized training in drug recognition. This officer must have administered a battery of tests referred to as drug recognition tests and issue a report containing an opinion, based on the test results, that the driver was impaired.

DWI Attorneys in West Orange NJ

The DWI defense attorneys on our staff have collectively handled thousands of drunk driving and related violations. What we have found over the years is that there is no substitute for determination when it comes to defending DWI charges. While it may be the belief of many that a conviction is a forgone conclusion but training, patience, and commitment has shown us that there are opportunities for dismissal in far more cases. We will fight for you and make sure that every effort is exhausted to obtain the best outcome possible. We would be happy to review the facts of your West Orange DWI in a free initial consultation. Contact us anytime 24/7 at 973-710-1520.