Drunk driving charges come with severe penalties. Get the help of an experienced Bergen County DUI lawyer.
To give yourself the greatest opportunity of avoiding a DUI conviction and the penalties that accompany such a conviction, you need a knowledgeable Bergen County DUI lawyer advocating on your behalf. Scott Gorman has assisted hundreds of people who have been charged with drinking and driving and his commitment to aggressive, effective representation makes him the best choice to defend you.
Charged with DUI in Bergen County? Here’s What You Need to Know:
1. All DWI/DUI Charges Carry the Potential for Severe Penalties in New Jersey.
In New Jersey, a DWI/DUI conviction can cost you thousands of dollars in fines and fees, land you in jail for up to 30 days, result in a driver’s license suspension, and require your enrollment at an Intoxicated Driver’s Resource Center (IDRC) at your expense. These are just some of the penalties for a first-time offense.
2. You May Have Been Charged with a DUI and a Refusal.
In many cases, a drunk driving stop will result in a DUI charge and a charge for a “Refusal,” which is short for Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test. In some cases, you can be charged with a Refusal even if you tried to blow into the breathalyzer device.
3. DUI Convictions Stay On Your Record Indefinitely and They Can Increase Your Penalties in Future Cases.
Drunk driving convictions are not eligible for expungement in New Jersey, and having a DWI/DUI on your record will increase your penalties if you get arrested for drunk driving again in the future.
4. There are Numerous Potential Defenses to DWI/DUI in New Jersey.
The good news is that there are numerous potential defenses to a drunk driving charge under New Jersey law. In some cases, it will be possible to avoid a conviction altogether even if you think you were clearly drunk when you got pulled over. Speak to our Bergen County DUI attorney today to discuss your legal options.
5. The Consequences of a DUI/DWI Conviction Can Extend Far Beyond Your Sentence at Trial.
With a DWI/DUI on your record, you may find it more difficult to get into school, find a job and find car insurance you can afford. These are just some of the practical and long-term consequences of a drunk driving conviction in New Jersey.
Considerations for Choosing a Bergen County DWI Attorney
Hiring an experienced Bergen County DWI attorney will give you the best chance to secure a favorable outcome in your case and minimize the consequences of your drunk driving arrest. How do you find an attorney who has the experience needed to handle your case?
- Years of Experience
- Focus on Criminal Defense
- Client Reviews
- Proven Trial Record
- Free Initial Consultation
Work with a DWI Lawyer Who is Well Versed in New Jersey’s DUI Laws
Arriving at the best defenses in your case requires a firm grasp of the applicable law and significant attention to detail. In some cases, the State may have difficulty demonstrating that the defendant operated a motor vehicle at all. Even if it is obvious that the defendant operated a motor vehicle, there may be reasonable doubt as to whether the defendant was actually intoxicated at the time the motor vehicle was being operated. In most Bergen County DUI cases, the State will seek to prove the intoxication of the defendant based upon evidence relating to field sobriety tests or analyses of breath, blood or urine samples. DUI attorney Scott Gorman has obtained extensive training to pick apart the reliability of the State’s proofs. He will thoroughly review your case to identify and the weak links in the State’s case and to determine the best approach to attack that case.
Contact Scott to Discuss Your Case
Scott’s commitment to providing the strongest defense in drunk driving cases is evidenced by his membership in organizations such as the National College for DUI Defense, Inc., and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Scott has been representing defendants charged with DUI even before New Jersey began its use of the Alcotest, and he has successfully defended defendants in drunk driving cases at trial and on appeal. Scott stays abreast of the most recent developments in New Jersey DUI law. He even lectures other attorneys on how to most effectively defend those charged with DUI. Having Scott Gorman in your corner means that your case will get the personal attention that it deserves and you will have a knowledgeable, accomplished, and skilled advocate working for you.
Bergen County DWI lawyer Scott Gorman has been representing clients charged with DWI/DUI for more than a decade. He knows what is at stake, and he knows what it takes to protect you. Whether you have grounds to fight for a complete dismissal or it is in your best interests to try to obtain a reduced sentence, Scott can use his experience to ensure that the consequences of your drunk driving arrest are no more severe than absolutely necessary.
Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation with a Bergen County DWI Lawyer
If you would like to schedule a free initial consultation with Bergen County DWI lawyer Scott Gorman, we encourage you to get in touch. You can call our law offices at (201) 489-9199, or send us a message online 24/7 and we will respond as soon as possible.