If you are facing a DUI case, a knowledgeable law firm on your side can help reduce your penalties or get the charges dropped.
The DUI lawyers at Dunne, Dunne & Cohen, LLC have more than 60 years of combined law experience.
DUI punishments can be severe. Learn why Hoboken, NJ, trusts our firm to challenge law enforcement and DUI charges.
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People who are accused of drunk driving and are facing a DUI or DWI may believe they have to pay fines, lose their license, and even serve jail time.
DUI charges do not mean you have to give up all of your rights and freedoms. Our defense attorneys can review the details of your DUI case, challenging field sobriety test results and breathalyzer results. Our attorneys know New Jersey's DUI laws and will build a strong defense based on facts and integrity.
An effective DUI defense can keep you from jail time, significant fines, and the loss of your license. The DUI attorneys at Dunne, Dunne & Cohen, LLC will fight for the lowest penalties possible or for your DUI charges to be dropped. We have law offices in Avon-By-The-Sea and Kearny, NJ, in addition to our Hoboken law office.
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Each of our clients meets directly with our attorneys at our New Jersey law offices. We understand drunk driving is a serious accusation that can have vast repercussions. We focus on you and the facts of your DUI case to make the strongest defense possible.
More Than 80 Years of Law
The attorneys at Dunne, Dunne & Cohen, LLC have more than eight decades of combined legal experience. When it comes to knowing New Jersey's DUI laws and creating credible DUI defenses, our law firm has a lifetime of experience at your disposal.
Our lawyers won't pressure you to use our services against your will. If you are charged with a DUI or DWI, our lawyers will take the time to listen to you. If you and our DUI lawyers agree to work together, we'll do everything we can to produce a favorable outcome for you.
Our DUI Lawyers Are Highly Acclaimed
The attorneys at our firm have earned widespread acclaim for their work. For example, F.R. Chip Dunne, III was named a Super Lawyers® Rising Star in 2021, meaning he was selected as one of the top 2.5% of young attorneys in New Jersey.
Definition of Impairment According to New Jersey Law
Under New Jersey law, a driver is guilty of drunk driving if they have a BAC (blood alcohol concentration) of .08 or higher. Penalties for DUI charges become more severe depending on the age of the offender, the BAC level, and if it is their second or third offense.
Drivers who are operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs may also be charged with impaired driving. These charges can have penalties that are just as severe as DWI charges, including fines and jail time.
How We Can Defend You in Court Some Strategies Our Defense Attorneys May Use
Field Sobriety Test Review
Field sobriety test standards are set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If an officer claims you failed the field sobriety tests, our DUI lawyers will carefully review if the tests were administered properly. If there are any discrepancies, our attorneys will challenge your drunk driving charges.
Potential Law Enforcement Errors
Police must follow strict procedures when stopping drivers for a DUI or DWI. The DUI lawyers at our firm will examine police reports, video recordings of your stop, and any records associated with your DUI case. If there have been any violations of your rights or the police failed to follow protocol, our lawyers will use it as part of your defense.
Investigate the Equipment
If you submitted a breathalyzer test, our DUI lawyers will investigate if the test was administered correctly. We can also check if the equipment was working properly. Our DUI attorneys know how breath-testing devices operate and can hold police accountable for faulty test results.
Contact Our DUI Lawyers
When you come to our Hoboken, Kearny, or Avon-By-The-Sea offices, you can expect to meet with your lawyer directly. Our attorneys truly care about the outcome of each case. As a conviction for DWI can be truly harmful to so many aspects of your life, we'll do everything in our power to mount a successful DUI defense on your behalf.
Our team includes speakers of English, Spanish, and Portuguese, allowing us to better serve New Jersey's vibrant population. Call or message us now to request your consultation.
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We Scrutinize Police Behavior
Did the Officer Have
The officer who pulled you over must have reasonable suspicion to initiate the traffic stop. For example, they must have witnessed you speeding, swerving, or driving in a serpentine manner. If they had no pretext for pulling you over, any further evidence obtained against you may be inadmissible.
Even if you were pulled over for a valid reason, the officer had to have probable cause to initiate a DUI arrest. Probable cause may include the scent of alcohol, bloodshot eyes, or slurred speech.
As body cameras and other devices have made police encounters with civilians easier to evaluate, our Hoboken attorneys can look into any and all recordings of your arrest to deeply scrutinize the arresting officer's behavior to determine if we can have your charge thrown out.
Was the Officer
In addition to assessing whether or not the officer disregarded the law, our Hoboken attorneys can see if whoever arrested you was improperly trained. If they did not have sufficient instruction in how to carry out a proper DUI arrest, we may be able to have your charges reduced or dismissed.
Improper training can manifest in multiple ways when it comes to a DUI arrest. One prominent example would be an officer who was never fully educated on how to handle the breathalyzer. Another instance could be a police officer who was not trained in how to effectively carry out field sobriety tests.
What If You Refused the Breathalyzer?
You have a right to refuse any sobriety tests that police ask you to do. However, it is not always advantageous to refuse tests.
Individuals who refuse to submit to a breathalyzer test in New Jersey can face penalties. Under state law, a first-time DUI offender who refuses a breathalyzer can face a fine of up to $500 and a license suspension until an ignition interlock device is installed. Second-time offenders can face a fine of up to $1,000 and up to two-years license suspension.
In some cases, it can be more difficult to defend a DUI offender if they refuse the test. The prosecuting side may argue you refused the test as an omission of guilt. Without submitting to the test, our DUI attorneys in Hoboken won't have an opportunity to investigate if the office had faulty equipment or if they failed to follow the correct protocol.