Hillside DUI Attorney

If you have been charged or arrested in Hillside New Jersey for DWI it is important you know and understand your penalties and options. A conviction for DUI may unequivocally result in a mandatory suspension of your driver’s license in addition to a required period of ignition interlock device installed and constantly operating in your vehicle, even for a first time offender. Because of the complicated nature of these tickets, beating or reducing your charges is next to impossible without the help of an experienced DUI defense attorney. At William Proetta Criminal Law we have successfully represented hundreds of clients against DWI charges throughout New Jersey including Hillside. Founding attorney Will Proetta holds a dual certification as an Instructor of the Standard Field Sobriety Testing used by the police (in accordance with NHTSA) and as an Operator of the Alcotest machine (New Jersey’s breathalyzer). These training tools and expertise puts our clients at a better advantage to critically evaluate and challenge evidence in the state’s case against them. Contact our office today for a free consultation with a defense attorney who can answer your questions and concerns. We have representatives available 24/7 to answer your call.

DWI Stops in Hillside New Jersey

Hillside New Jersey is a small township in northern Union County that processes a large amount of drunk driving charges in comparison to its size. This is most likely attributable to the fact that there are several major highways that run through Hillside which include:

  • U.S. Route 22
  • Interstate 78
  • The Garden State Parkway
  • North Ave

These highways listed above are heavily patrolled by a combination of New Jersey State Troopers, Union County Police, and Hillside Police Officers. However, no matter which agency stops and arrests you, you will be required to appear in Hillside Municipal Court to address your charges. It is strongly recommended that you contact and hire a DWI defense attorney well in advance of your court date. Drunk driving charges are normally very complicated and can take months to resolves. During this time you be required to appear in court multiple times over the course of the case and you should always arrive on time and be prepared to stay several hours as the court calendar is typically very busy.

Hillside Refusal Defense Lawyer

Although DWI charges are not considered criminal in New Jersey, they are by far the most serious motor vehicle tickets in the state. Therefore, the state makes defending driving while intoxicated charges more difficult than other traffic tickets. For example, New Jersey does not allow municipal prosecutors to offer any plea negotiations for DWI defendants. And if your case ultimately goes to trial you will not get a trial by jury, instead your fate will be decided by the municipal court judge. To make matters worse, if you plead guilty or are found guilty, you can not get a work license or “hardship” license. An experienced DUI attorney can greatly increase your chances to successfully defend your charges and help navigate the court system. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you or your love one with your Hillside DWI charges, contact us today at (908) 838-0150 for a free consultation.