Drunk Driving Attorney Long Branch NJ
If you have been charged with drunk driving in Long Branch, NJ, you need experienced and aggressive drunk driving attorney. The attorneys at Rispoli & Borneo, PC have the legal expertise, court room experience and aggressive style to defend you during every step of the process.
Drunk driving and refusal matters always include an analysis of the “Stop”, the “Field Sobriety Tests”, and the “Breath Test.”
- The “Stop”: A police officer must have a valid reason to stop a vehicle. An improper or unconstitutional stop can be challenged and may result in the dismissal of all tickets.
- The “Field Sobriety Tests”: The field sobriety tests administered by police officers in New Jersey are designed to determine if a driver is impaired. The results of these tests are used to justify a “breath test” or prove a driver is driving while under the influence of alcohol. Often these tests are critical to the State’s case. These tests can and should be challenged, as they are unreliable if the officer does not administer them properly.
- The “Breath Test”: Police Departments throughout New Jersey use the Alcotest to determine if a driver is intoxicated. Maintenance of the Alcotest, certification of the officer administering the test, and the pre-test observations of the driver are critical to the accuracy of the Alcotest results.
Drunk driving matters that involve driving in a “school zone” or an accident with injuries involve more serious penalties in Long Branch, NJ. The attorneys at Rispoli & Borneo, PC are well versed in these enhanced penalties. Understanding all of the potential penalties is critical to making a well informed decision on whether to proceed to trial or negotiate a plea.
Not every drunk driving or refusal case should proceed to trial. These trials are expensive and time consuming. The attorneys at Rispoli & Borneo, PC appreciate the expense of hiring an attorney. To manage this expense, we meet with clients to discuss the cost of proceeding to trial versus the cost of negotiating a plea. Often we will advise clients to negotiate the best plea possible and use the available funds to pay fines and penalties rather than unnecessary or unwarranted legal fees.
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