Mendham DWI and Drug Lawyers
Don’t let a DWI or drug conviction ruin your life. New Jersey prosecutes DWI and drug offenses aggressively. If you or a loved one has been arrested for DWI or any drug offense you need an equally aggressive attorney on your side. At LS&P Lawyers our defense team has the experience, skill and knowledge needed to effectively advocate for your rights. We have been practicing criminal law for over three decades. Our team also includes a former prosecutor and a certified DWI defense attorney. Specifically, he is certified in the Alcotest and Standard Field Sobriety Tests used by police in drunk driving arrests.
In New Jersey, driving while intoxicated is governed by N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.
The first thing we will do is review the details of your case, including reviewing the arrest report and citation. When looking at the facts, we first have to determine if it was reasonable for the police officer to pull you over. The truth of the matter is, it isn’t always reasonable for the police officer to stop your car. The police must have reasonable suspicion to make the traffic stop.
If the stop was reasonable, we must next determine if the police officer had sufficient probable cause to arrest you. The police officer will take into account everything he is supposedly seeing, hearing, smelling, etc.
The most important consideration by the police is how you performed on the Field Sobriety Tests. There are only three standard field sobriety tests: the walk and turn, the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) and the one leg stand. Police often utilize many different tests but these are the only three that are scientifically reliable. If the officer attempts to rely on any test other than these three, we will attack his findings.
If the court finds there was probable cause then the case will go to trial. In order to be found guilty of DWI the state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were intoxicated while driving. There are two ways they can do this. First, the state can use the Alcotest (if admissible) or, second, use all of those factors they used to determine probable cause to find you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt (observation offense).
We have had great success over the years in getting out clients favorable results. Let us fight your DWI charge for you! Contact us 24/7 to speak with an experienced DWI attorney right away.
Mendham Drug Offense Attorneys
Drug offenses, no matter how minor they may seem to you, should be taken seriously. A conviction for a drug offense could result in a loss of license, community service, probation and even possible jail time. The best chance of avoiding the most serious consequences is to have an experienced attorney on your side. We have decades of experience representing clients charged with:
- Marijuana possession
- Possession with the intent to distribute
- Possession of prescription pills
- Cocaine, heroin, meth possession
If you were arrested for DWI or any drug offense, it is important to take immediate action to protect your rights.