Elizabeth DUI Attorney

Elizabeth typically processes the most DWI tickets throughout the county on a yearly basis. This should be no surprise because Elizabeth is the largest city in Union County and has the fourth largest population in the state. Challenging a DWI ticket in New Jersey is a serious and complicated matter that can often take several months of ongoing litigation. Experience is key when trying to properly defend and beat drunk driving charges in this state. William A. Proetta is one of a handful of attorneys in the state of New Jersey that holds certification in the Alcotest administration and possesses instructor certification in Standard Field Sobriety Testing in accordance with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This puts our law firm in a unique position to defend driving while intoxicated cases by touching upon expertise that many other attorneys do not have available to them. If you would like to learn more about how our firm can help you or your loved one successfully fight your DUI charge may contact our office at (908) 838-0150. We have representatives available 24 hours a day to answer your calls.

Major Highways and DWI Stops in Elizabeth

Elizabeth is a hub of several major roadways which include the:

  • New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 95)
  • Interstate 278 to the Goethals Bridge
  • US Route 1&9
  • Route 27
  • Route 28
  • Route 439

The numerous highways contribute to a large portion of the DWI tickets written in Elizabeth each year from State Troopers.

DWI Arrests in Elizabeth New Jersey

New Jersey has some of the harshest DWI laws in the country. This is because New Jersey does not offer any plea-bargaining for DWI charges. And if convicted you will lose your license for a mandatory period of time which can include up to 6 months even for a first-time offender. The license suspension is even longer for those who refuse to comply with the officer’s request to submit to a breathalyzer test. Moreover, you can face other mandatory penalties such as the installation of an ignition interlock device and mandatory drunk driving classes through the IDRC. This is why having an experienced DUI defense attorney represent you, can often pay dividends. The only way to beat your charges is to challenge the state’s case against you. At the William Proetta Criminal Law we make it our goal to meticulously comb through the state’s discovery to uncover technicalities and problems with the evidence against you. For instance, we are often able to get our clients breathalyzer readings suppressed by showing the police officers did not follow proper protocol when administering the breathalyzer. This in turn can be used to dramatically lower the suspension period or in furtherance of a not guilty finding.