Criminal Law Attorneys in Dover, NJ
The story may start out innocently enough. You start by deciding you are going to go and have a fun night out with your friends. Your group decides that you are going to meet at the local watering hole to catch up and reminisce about all times and fun happenings. The night starts off slow and simple, just a drink here, a beer there. Before you know it, the bar is closing and you are starting to spin just a bit. You make the wrong decision to get behind the wheel of your car and drive home. Somewhere in your head that little voice is telling you not to do it, but you only live right around the corner- it will be fine. Just a block away from your house those dreaded red and blue lights come on in the rearview mirror.
This is how many DUI stories begin. How they end, however, varies from case to case. First and foremost, however, a person should never get behind the wheel of a car after they have been drinking. A designated driver is always a necessity. Unfortunately, many people think that they have had ‘just one or two’ and are fine. The police look at that ‘one or two’ very differently however which is completely understandable. What many people are not aware of is the fact that being charged with a DUI does not mean that you are going to be convicted of a DUI. There are still many options out there and with an experienced and innovative attorney, a person may be able to recover from a DUI charge.
While a DUI can seem like an open and shut case, realistically there are a number of events that must happen for a DUI to fall into place. Without one of them, the DUI charge can fall through. The first thing to remember with a DUI is that there is no plea bargaining in a DUI; either the DUI charge is completely dismissed or certain evidence is dismissed to lessen the charge. Both options are plausible in certain circumstances. It is absolutely necessary to make sure that you have an attorney who is willing and able to dig deep into the events of what happened during your DUI arrest to assure that you were given every opportunity to possibly prove that you were not intoxicated enough to receive a DUI.
There are many technicalities that the average person is not aware of when it comes to a DUI charge. For example, many people are not aware that a warrant is needed to draw blood to test blood alcohol levels. There is always a very real possibility that the breathalyzer that was used during a DUI stop was not properly calibrated or administered during the stop. Finally, if a defendant is not given a fair and speedy trial, his case can be thrown out entirely. All of these aspects are monumental to building a defense against a DUI case and they will be aspects that an experience attorney is well versed in.
Driving while intoxicated is never the write decision to make it is never advisable. However, it is understandable that sometimes people make bad decisions. However, those decisions should not have to potential ruin a person’s life or good standing. The Law Offices of Marc A. Futterweit will help assist a defendant in attempting to correct a bad decision and help to get you the best result possible. Please call us today at (973) 442-0200 or visit us online at www.futterweit.com to discuss your case.