Experienced DUI Lawyers in Jersey City and Newark, NJ
Aggressive defense to preserve your driving privileges and your freedom
For many Americans, the ability to make a living is inseparably linked to their driving privileges. Lose your license, lose your livelihood. So, when you’re pulled over for DUI, you’re facing serious repercussions, including:
- Jail time – up to 30 days for a first offense
- Fines, fees and surcharges – amounting to almost $4,000 for a first offense
- Higher insurance premiums – if you can get insurance at all
- Loss of license – a minimum of seven months for a first offense
The Anthony Pope Law Firm understands the enormity of a DUI charge and responds with aggressive defense to limit the damage done by your arrest. With more than 30 years of experience in criminal court trials and negotiations, our criminal defense lawyers have the knowledge, skill and resources to provide your best possible defense.
New Jersey’s implied consent law: take the test or lose your license
New Jersey is one of many states that link driving privileges with a tacit agreement to take a breathalyzer test when a police officer, acting on reasonable suspicion, requests it. You are within your rights to refuse, but if you do, you will be arrested for DUI and forced to take a blood test while in custody, and you forfeit your driver’s license for at least seven months. Refusing to take a breathalyzer test is no way to beat a DUI charge. It only invites more trouble.
Attacking the strengths of the prosecution’s case: evidentiary challenges
DUI prosecution relies on forensic evidence of the suspect’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Your best defense is to challenge that evidence in the way it was collected, processed, interpreted or stored. Anthony Pope is proactive in attacking the heart of the prosecution’s case. If you're wondering why you need a DUI lawyer, it's because we know the required protocols and procedures for blood, breath and urine tests. We know the maintenance requirements for all the instruments and the certification requirements for anyone administering the tests and processing the specimens. We pore over the relevant records to find any lapses in compliance that might call into question the reliability of the evidence against you.
Contact a dependable DUI law firm in New Jersey
The Anthony Pope Law Firm aggressively fights DUI charges to limit any damage done by your arrest. To schedule a consultation and case evaluation, call 973.536.2346 or contact our Newark office online.