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Slideshow | How to Choose a DWI Defense Attorney

If you have been arrested or charged with a DWI offense, you may be facing serious consequences. Getting the help of a competent and experienced DWI defense attorney is in your best interest. To choose the right attorney, consider the experience, reputation and communication skills of the attorney. If you or someone you love is facing DWI charges, speak to our experienced DWI defense attorneys as soon as possible. We have the extensive knowledge, experience and skills to handle any DWI case. Call 800-889-3129.

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Choosing the Right DWI Defense Attorney

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If you have been arrested or charged with a DWI, you may be facing serious consequences. Getting the help of a competent and experienced DWI defense attorney is in your best interest. However, choosing the right attorney can be challenging. The right attorney will play a major role in your case.

Here are a few tips to help you choose the right DWI attorney:

Experience: Choose an attorney who has extensive experience in DWI cases. A lawyer with many years of legal experience and a history of handling DWI cases successfully would be a great choice. You can look at reviews and testimonials from former clients when considering the attorney’s experience.

Reputation: You can learn about the attorney’s reputation by researching reviews, testimonials and publications. Choose someone who is respected by other lawyers and consistently receives referrals from clients.

Qualifications: Choose an attorney who is highly qualified and has extensive training in DWI law. You can review the attorney’s profile to see whether his or her qualifications are a good fit for the type of services you need.

Communication: Choose a lawyer who is friendly and easy to communicate with. A good lawyer will take the time to explain things in a manner that is easily understood.

Fees: Understandably, you may want to choose an attorney within your budget, but hiring an inexpensive or inexperienced attorney may ruin your case. Similarly, a lawyer with higher fees does not necessarily indicate quality. Choose an attorney who meets all your requirements and is within your budget.

If you or someone you love is facing DWI charges, speak to our experienced DWI defense attorneys as soon as possible. We have the knowledge, skills and experience to handle any DWI case. Our DWI defense attorneys will work to protect your rights and fight on your behalf so you can avoid a serious criminal conviction. Call 800-889-3129 or email joel@joelsilbermanlaw.com.

 

How Does a DUI/DWI Impact Your Life?

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DUI/DWI is a serious offense. If someone is arrested for a DUI/DWI, he or she may face fines and legal fees. He or she may also face imprisonment and other severe consequences.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for a DUI/DWI, you should consult with an experienced DUI/DWI defense attorney as soon as possible.

How Does a DUI/DWI Conviction Impact Your Life?

Legal Consequences

A DUI/DWI may result in:

  • Arrest
  • Prison time
  • Fines and legal fees
  • Driver’s license suspension or revocation
  • Driving restrictions, such as only being allowed to drive to and from your job
  • Probation
  • A potential criminal record

Personal Consequences

A DUI/DWI may have severe personal repercussions that include:

  • Loss of career opportunities
  • Increased rates for health, life and home insurance due to the possibility of a high-risk death
  • Job loss
  • Damaged reputation
  • Embarrassment and humiliation
  • College or university application denials
  • Job application denials
  • Auto insurance cancellations

If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with a DUI/DWI, contact The Law Offices of Joel Silberman, LLC. Our experienced DUI/DWI defense attorneys have extensive knowledge and the necessary experience and skills to handle your DUI/DWI case. We will work hard to protect your rights and fight on your behalf to help you avoid a serious conviction. Call 800-889-3129 or email joel@joelsilbermanlaw.com.

 

Failing Field Sobriety Tests (FSTs) in New Jersey

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When you get pulled over for suspicion of driving while intoxicated (DWI), you may be asked to submit two types of tests, a breath test and a field sobriety test (FST). It is important to be aware that you have the right to refuse a FST, although the refusal might result in an arrest. If you decide to submit to a FST, fail the test and are arrested as a result, it is in your best interest to consult with an experienced DWI defense attorney to help you.

Understanding the Field Sobriety Tests Used in New Jersey

The following are the three FSTs used in New Jersey that are validated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

  1. Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test – This test will check:
    • Lack of tracking in either left or right eye
    • Repetitive or uncontrolled movements in either eye prior to 45 degrees of movement
    • Involuntary eye movement in either eye at full deviation
    • Repetitive or uncontrolled movements in either eye when looking upward
  2. Walk-and-Turn Test – This test will check:
    • Balance
    • Starting and stopping time
    • Maintenance of heel-and-toe contact
    • Maintenance of the line
    • Manner and number of turns
    • Number of steps
  3. One-Leg Stand Test – This test will check:
    • Balance
    • Manner of hopping
    • Putting down the raised foot

If you or a loved one has been arrested for failing a FST, speak to an experienced DWI defense attorney as soon as possible.

At The Law Offices of Joel Silberman, LLC, we have the extensive experience, knowledge and skills to handle DWI cases. Our DWI defense lawyers will work hard to protect your rights and fight on your behalf to help you avoid a serious conviction. Call 800-889-3129 or email joel@joelsilbermanlaw.com.

 
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