New Jersey DUI Lawyer
If you have been arrested for DUI, you might be nervous about the legal process and fearful for your future. Facing a criminal charge can seem daunting, especially if you have never been arrested before. Fortunately, an arrest doesn’t have to lead to a conviction. A skilled New Jersey DUI lawyer can help you fight to have the charges against you reduced or dropped altogether.
At William Proetta Criminal Law, we have a long track record of success handling DUI and DWI cases in New Jersey. Founding attorney William Proetta has unparalleled experience in this area, with extensive certifications and credentials in standardized field sobriety testing, instruction, and breath test operation and performance. He is:
- One of only about 20 lawyers certified by the National Transportation Safety Administration in proper administration and evaluation of standardized field sobriety tests
- One of only about five attorneys in New Jersey recognized as a DUI Detection and Standard Field Sobriety Testing Instructor by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the International Association of Chiefs of Police
- Trained by Hansueli Ryser, the inventor of Draeger Safety Diagnostics Alcotest 7110 MKIII-C Version NJ3.11, on how to operate the instrument and perform a New Jersey-specific breath test sequence
Get the power of a top-tier DUI attorney on your side today. Contact us for a free and confidential case review. We represent individuals facing DUI charges in Ocean County, Hudson County, Middlesex County, Union County, and throughout New Jersey.
Types of DUI and DWI Cases We Can Help With
At William Proetta Criminal Law, our attorneys have extensive experience defending clients facing DUI charges, including:
Even a first-time DUI conviction can have long-term consequences for you, especially if you face another DUI charge anytime in the next 10 years. There are many defenses in a first-time DUI case, especially when you get a knowledgeable attorney on your side immediately.
When you are facing a second DUI charge after a prior conviction in the last 10 years, you may be looking at serious penalties in the event of conviction. The consequences for a second DUI conviction are more serious than a first conviction as the criminal justice system seeks to punish offenders who have not corrected their behavior. If you have been arrested on a second DUI charge, don’t assume the worst. Our team can devise a strategic defense and fight for your rights.
Third and subsequent DUI convictions carry the harshest penalties, including mandatory jail or prison time. In the eyes of the law, a third or subsequent offense means that an offender demonstrates a pattern or habit of driving while intoxicated. Even after a third-time DUI arrest, though, a skilled attorney can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case.
Our attorneys also represent people who have been charged with driving while under the influence of drugs. If officers suspect that you were driving under the influence of narcotics, we will challenge the testing methods and evidence to make it tough, if not impossible, for them to prove it.