Challenging the DUI/DWI Stop
Law Firm Locations in Brick and Freehold
There are certain defenses to DUI charges in New Jersey. Given the potential consequences you face, it only makes sense to discuss your case with an experienced defense lawyer in Toms River or Jersey City. One defense that many people overlook is challenging the DUI stop.
At Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A., we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Call us immediately to schedule a consultation. We serve clients in Middlesex County and throughout New Jersey.
Protecting Your Rights in a DUI Stop
Under the U.S. Constitution, you are protected from unreasonable search and seizure. The field sobriety test is considered a search, and police cannot pull you over and administer the test without reasonable suspicion that you have committed a crime.
One of the most common reasons given by police officers for stopping drivers in DUI cases is a failure to maintain lane of travel. However, if your vehicle never left your marked lane, our lawyers can argue that the stop was unreasonable. Since many police cars are equipped with video cameras, reviewing the tape may provide evidence as to whether you actually committed the violation police officers used as their reason for stopping you.
It’s not unusual for officers to use boilerplate language in their arrest reports. Our lawyers will review all evidence to determine if police had a legal reason for stopping you. If the stop violated your constitutional rights, then all evidence gathered after the stop may be suppressed. That evidence would include the results of the field sobriety test and the Breathalyzer test.
Our DUI defense is informed by our experience working as prosecutors. Two of our attorneys are former prosecutors and we feel that experience gives us an edge in defending you.
Contact the DUI Attorneys of Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A.
For more information about challenging the DUI/DWI stop, turn to the New Jersey DUI/DWI attorneys of Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A. To schedule your free initial consultation, call or simply contact us online. We have offices in Edison, Freehold, Point Pleasant and serve clients throughout the counties of Essex, Monmouth, Ocean and beyond.