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Clifton NJ DWI Lawyers

Do You Want An Attorney Defending You Who is Certified on the Alcotest & in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing?

There are basically two ways for a Clifton police officer and prosecutor to prove a driving while intoxicated violation and that is through scientific evidence such as a breath test or by field sobriety tests. While it may seem as common sense that someone arrested for a DWI in Clifton would demand representation by an attorney who is certified on New Jersey’s breath test machine, the Alcotest 7110, and in how to perform and interpret field sobriety tests,  few defendants are actually knowledgeable enough to select a lawyer with these credentials. In point of fact, there probably is only one law firm in the County of Passaic with lawyers who possess these qualifications and that is the Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver. We feature a staff of attorneys that has decades of experience defending drunk driving and refusal charges, multiple members who are not only certified in field sobriety testing but are actual instructors in these tests, and more than 5 who are Alcotest certified. We encourage you to do your research and try and find a DUI defense team in the Clifton area with these types of credentials for handling your case. Give us a call and one of our highly trained lawyers will review your case, including a charge of refusal to provide a breath test, and tell you how we can assist you. It is in your interest to make the call as penalties for drunk driving are stiff in NJ.

DWI Penalties You Will Face in Clifton NJ

The fines, period of license suspension and jail that an individual is exposed to upon conviction for DWI in Clifton hinges on whether this would be their first, second, third or subsequent offense.

  • First Offense carries a mandatory license suspension of between three (3) months and one (1) year, numerous fines and monetary assessments, including a surcharge of $1,000 per year for 3 years, at least 12 hours in the Intoxicated Drivers Resource Center (IDRC), and up to 30 days in jail.
  • Second Offense triggers two (2) years license suspension, a $1,500 per year surcharge for 3 years and other monetary penalties, 30 days of community service, 48 hours in the IDRC, and between 2 and 90 days in jail.
  • Third Offense results in a ten (10) year license suspension,  thousands of dollars in fines and financial consequences, and 180 days of jail.

DUI Defense Lawyers in Clifton NJ

The impact of a conviction in Clifton for driving while intoxicated or even a refusal can be devastating to an individual’s ability to maintain employment and manager their life. It is therefore important that a person explores every opportunity for avoiding these negative consequences.  One of our attorneys can tell you just how this can be achieved and initial consultations are free. Give us a call at 862-203-4070.

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