Facing Drunk Driving Charges In South New Jersey?
If you have been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI), you don’t want to trust the fate of your case to the legal system or an inexperienced lawyer. At Fishman & Fishman, LLC, we draw upon vast experience in defending people charged with DWI.
Our partner, Arnold N. Fishman, has been defending people for more than 50 years and is considered one of the premier drunk driving defense attorneys in New Jersey. He leads our firm in providing clients with aggressive DWI defense that is designed to protect their rights and future, as well as their driving privileges.
Driver’s License Suspension After A DWI Arrest
If you have been charged with DWI, you are facing serious negative outcomes that could follow you for the rest of your life. These include:
- Driver’s license suspension
- Registration revocation
- Jail or prison time
- Fines and other monetary penalties
- Court-mandated rehabilitation
- Community service
- Auto insurance surcharges or loss of coverage
- A court-mandated ignition interlock device
An attorney well versed in drunk driving defense is familiar with the potential results of your charge and can act quickly to protect your rights and prevent you from losing your license. For example, your lawyer should question whether the police officer had probable cause to pull you over. If you were given a breath or blood test or field sobriety tests, a good attorney can identify any errors in the administration of these procedures.
Questioning The Alcotest – State Vs. Chun
In the landmark case of State vs. Chun, attorney Fishman represented the New Jersey State Bar Association as an adviser to the court (amicus curiae), This important case tested the scientific reliability of the new breath-testing device, the Alcotest.
As a result of this case and Mr. Fishman’s involvement, the court established that certain criteria must be met in order to rely upon the findings of the device during a prosecution. Mr. Fishman’s intimate knowledge of this complicated device and New Jersey DWI law has led to successful outcomes for many people who have been charged with DWI or DUI based on Alcotest readings.