Driving Under the Influence is a Serious Offense. What Happens Next After You Have Been Pulled Over?

Driving under the influence of either drugs or alcohol is one of the most serious motoring offenses you can be accused of in the state of New Jersey. The results of a guilty verdict are severe: drivers often find that they have lost their driving privileges, are required to pay excessively high fines, and sometimes even end up spending time in jail. In some cases a vehicle can be impounded. The long-term impact of a conviction goes far beyond what is immediately obvious. Losing the ability to drive can have an impact on whether you are able to continue doing your job, and because the conviction is a permanent criminal record, there is a significant likelihood that it will make it more difficult for you to find a job in the future. Drunk drivers are not viewed kindly by society, and you may find yourself socially shunned and cut off from your friends, and even your family members. If you have been pulled over for driving under the influence, it can be helpful to understand your rights and what the right thing is to do. The attorneys at the Law Office of Richard M. Josselson are experienced in defending those charged with DUI, and can provide you with knowledgeable legal representation.

Though being pulled over for driving under the influence is a frightening and intimidating experience, it is important to remember that not every charge sticks. Police can make mistakes in the way that they make an arrest and in the way that they gather evidence, and an experienced attorney will thoroughly investigate to find an angle that may work to your benefit. When proper police protocol is not followed or errors are made in the way that a charge is recorded, it can provide an opportunity, but many of this mistakes are missed by the person who has been charged. This is why it is so important to call our office at your earliest chance after your DUI arrest – the earlier that we can interview you, the clearer your memory of essential details will be.

At the Law Office of Richard M. Josselson, when you call on us for representation you will find that we are extremely proactive in our approach. We will make sure that all of the evidence that is available is analyzed, ranging from your own recollection of the events to all physical evidence, police records, witness statements and more. We will carefully review all of these records to look for any mistakes that the arresting officer may have made, and review the equipment maintenance records on any Breathalyzers or other field sobriety tests that may have been used, as well as whether they were properly administered. The more we know about the arrest, the better the chances that we will be able to build a strong defense and have the charges against you dropped or reduced.

At the Law Office of Richard M. Josselson, it is our goal to prepare and present a defense that will clear your name and allow you to walk out of court with no repercussions from a driving under the influence charge. Contact us to set up an appointment without delay.

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