Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a serious offense with serious consequences, and requires representation by experienced and skilled attorneys. The DWI defense attorneys at Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C., have the DWI and criminal defense experience and ability to provide you with a proficient defense.Avoid the Dire Consequences of a DWI Conviction
In the State of New Jersey, a person with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or greater who operates a motor vehicle or a boat is considered to be driving under the influence. A DWI conviction carries heavy penalties, which may include some or all of the following: fines, fees, surcharges, license suspension, installation of an ignition interlock device, jail time, hours of time at the intoxicated driver resource center (IDRC), and community service. Many of these penalties are mandatory, and every DWI conviction involves some period of license suspension, among other penalties.
A DWI conviction with a BAC of 0.08% but less than 0.10% carries a mandatory 3 month license suspension, fines, surcharges, penalties, 12-48 hours at the IDRC, and up to 30 days in jail. A DWI with a BAC of 0.10% or greater, for a first offense, carries a mandatory license suspension of 7 months to 1 year, fines, surcharges, penalties, 12-48 hours at the IDRC, up to 30 days in jail, and for a BAC of 0.15% or greater, an ignition interlock device must be installed during the license suspension period and 6 months to 1 year following license restoration. The consequences for subsequent DWI convictions escalate drastically.
The stretch of a DWI conviction often extends well beyond the penalties that are imposed by the Court. A DWI conviction may result in job loss, loss of future employment opportunities, a strain on personal relationships, increased insurance premiums, and more.Experienced and Skilled DWI Defense Attorneys Ready to Fight for You
The Middlesex County DWI defense lawyers at Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C., have more than 50 years combined experience in DWI and criminal defense to draw upon to evaluate your case and to pursue all viable defenses. All too often individuals charged with DWI mistakenly believe that there is no hope so they appear in Municipal Court unrepresented, only to learn that the penalties are very harsh and may have been avoided with the right attorney. Our attorneys explore all avenues to work towards a dismissal of your charges when possible, or to limit your exposure to penalties and the length of license suspension.
When a client of ours has been charged with DWI, but believes that he or she was not above the legal BAC limit, we promptly have the prosecution's evidence evaluated by one of our scientific experts to explore whether there are any viable scientific defenses to challenge the BAC reading. We also carefully review the actions of the arresting officer to determine whether the officer followed the protocols and procedures required by law to obtain an accurate BAC reading. When our experts find flaws in the scientific evidence or the arresting officer's behavior, we utilize their expert opinion to aggressively challenge the BAC results in Court.
If a Court finds that the arresting officer did not have a legal basis to stop our client's motor vehicle, any evidence that the officer discovered as a result of the illegal stop, including the BAC reading must be suppressed or thrown out, in which case the DWI charges may not stand. The DWI defense attorneys at Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C., carefully review the police reports with our clients to explore whether there are grounds to challenge the legality of the arresting officer's decision to stop our client's vehicle.
Our attorneys carefully review the merits or lack of merit in every DWI case before we advise our clients how we recommend that they proceed. We review all evidence and legal principles with every client so that every client is able to make an informed decision on how to proceed with their defense.Contact our DWI Defense Attorneys
Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C. takes pride in its New Jersey roots, serving Middlesex County and the surrounding area. If you are charged with DWI, call us to schedule a free consultation at 732-767-0044 or contact us online today.