A DWI begins with a traffic stop. The prosecution needs to show the defendant was operating a vehicle and that the defendant was intoxicated at the time. After a traffic stop, the police give a number of tests to determine intoxication. Tests may include a breathalyzer, field sobriety, and blood tests. The police later write a police report which gets included in the complaint as discovery on the test results which the district attorney uses to prove intoxication.
A DWI charge can result in community service, jail time, and serious fines depending on the number of prior offenses and whether property or people were harmed during the incident. Without an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney, a defendant charged with a DWI may not have someone review all the circumstances of the case to ensure the police had a valid reason to pull over the defendant, the police appropriately administered the field sobriety tests, or the tests properly determined the Blood Alcohol Content.
If you have been charged with a DUI or DWI contact my office and we can set up a time to meet at your convenience. Once I have had an opportunity to learn about your case I can then explain the options available.
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a criminal trial attorney, Jason A. Volet focuses his practice exclusively on criminal and municipal defense in New Jersey and New York. He earned his B.A. in political science from Rutgers College in 1995 and his J.D. from the Hofstra University School of Law in 1998. Mr. Volet began his career in the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, where he gained extensive experience prosecuting both juvenile and adult offenders. Now, as a criminal defense attorney, he uses that experience to fight for the rights of individuals who have been charged with a crime.