Roselle DUI Attorney

Roselle Borough in Union County, New Jersey has been steadily increasing their DWI arrests, which means these police are actively patrolling the streets for suspected drunk drivers. If you have been pulled over and arrested for a DWI in Roselle then it is important that you speak with an experienced defense attorney who can explain your options. New Jersey has some of the toughest and strictest DUI laws in the entire country and prosecutors make a habit of fighting drunk driving charges very vigorously and prosecuting you to the fullest extent allowed under the law. At William Proetta Criminal Law, our lawyers have handled hundreds of DWI charges throughout New Jersey and know how properly defend a DUI case and what it takes to win. Founding attorney, Will Proetta, is a certified instructor of the SFST’s (standard field sobriety testing) in accordance with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – the exact tests the police use to detect suspected DWI drivers. Moreover, Mr. Proetta has been trained and certified by the manufacturer of the Alcotest machine (New Jersey’s breathalyzer) as an operator and how to maintain the machine and even its potential problems. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you or your loved one with your charges, contact our office at (908) 838- 0150 every free initial consultation with an experienced DUI defense lawyer.

Arrested for Drunk Driving in Roselle Borough New Jersey

Roselle Borough (not to be confused with Roselle Park) is a small borough in Union County, New Jersey that has more recently put more stress on finding and arresting suspected drunk drivers, which is evidenced by the DWI statistics for the borough. If you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated within the borough then you will most likely be summoned to appear in the Roselle Municipal Court. The Roselle municipal prosecutor is not allowed to offer any plea bargaining for DUI defendants which is in accordance with the AOC (administrative office of the courts) who monitor all the municipal courts throughout the State. For obvious reasons, this makes fighting a DWI charge often extremely difficult especially for the inexperienced or unrepresented. To make matters worse, New Jersey does not give you the right to have a jury trial in DWI cases – unlike most other states. Lastly, if you are found guilty or plead guilty there may be a mandatory loss of your driver’s license for months or even years, depending on whether it is your first, second, third, or subsequent offense. And  New Jersey does not have offer any sort of work license or “hardship” license – again, unlike most other states.

Roselle DUI Lawyer

New Jersey municipal court judges and prosecutors are sometimes given a “harsh” reputation for the prosecution and sentencing in DWI cases. But this is normally not deserved because the mandatory penalties for DUI offenses are actually built right into the New Jersey DWI statutes, which leaves the court little room, if any in most cases, to exercise discretion or leniency. However, a good and experienced DWI defense attorney can often times find a way around these penalties by proving that elements of the state’s case are missing or unfounded, thus eliminating the charge altogether or opening opportunities for negotiation to a downgrade. If you would like to speak with our office and learn more about how we can help you, then contact us at (908) 838-0150 for a free consultation.