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Lawyers Defending Princeton New Jersey area clients against criminal prosecution

Drunk driving in New Jersey is a serious crime. If you’re convicted of drunk driving, you can spend time in jail, pay fines and lose your driver’s license. You can also expect your insurance premiums to go up. At Haveson and Otis, we have the skill and experience to defend you against your drunk driving charges. When you face DUI/DWI charges, we work tirelessly to help you get the best possible outcome in court.

Haveson and Otis are committed to challenge drunk driving charges

What we do for our clients

DUI/DWI cases can be challenging. There are a lot of things that our talented attorneys can do to help you navigate the complex New Jersey DUI/DWI laws. We review every aspect of your case in detail.
We start with the traffic stop. If the police did not stop your vehicle in a lawful way, we can ask the court to dismiss your case. Then, if the police asked you to do field sobriety tests, we review those to make sure they did the correct tests in the proper way.
Our evaluation moves next to the Breathalyzer test. The police have protocols to follow when they administer these tests. If they didn’t give you the test properly, the result can be dismissal of your case. We investigate every case thoroughly in order to challenge the evidence against you in your DUI/DWI case.

Things you should do if you’re stopped by the police

  • Do not be intimidated by the police. Seeing those flashing lights behind you can be a terrifying experience. If the police pull you over, don’t be intimidated. The police even turn it against you if you look scared, so don’t give them the opportunity. Try to stay calm, and be cordial with the officers.
  • Organize your glove box. It’s a good idea to know where your driver’s license and vehicle registration are before you drive. Police reports often state that the driver fumbled for their paperwork. Don’t give the police an opening to write that about you. Instead, you should always know where your paperwork is.
  • Do not let the police search your car. If the police ask to search your vehicle, ask them to get a search warrant. They’re only asking to search your vehicle in order to gather evidence against you for their DUI/DWI case. They can try to use whatever they find to argue to a jury that it means you must have been driving under the influence.
  • Take the sobriety test. It’s important to take sobriety tests if the police offer them to you. We can help you defend against tests that are improperly administered. Breathalyzer tests are notoriously unreliable, but there are penalties for refusing even an improper test. In fact, you can lose your driver’s license for up to a year just by refusing a Breathalyzer test.
  • Get a blood test after release. Because breathalyzers can be faulty and unreliable, it is best to get a blood test as soon as possible after your arrest. Don’t risk your freedom by letting a faulty breathalyzer determine your blood/alcohol content. Your attorney can use a blood test result over a breathalyzer test in court to aid in your defense.
  • Contact a DWI attorney immediately. We at Haveson and Otis are ready to help you defend yourself from potentially life changing charges. You owe it to yourself to give us a call today.
Let us help you
At Haveson and Otis, we’re proud to represent good people who make honest mistakes. Our commitment to you is to use zealous advocacy at every step of the way as your case moves through the New Jersey court system. We want to meet your legal, emotional and financial needs. With decades of experience in New Jersey courts, we have the skill and experience to attack your case from every angle. We work to get the best possible result each and every time we set foot in a courtroom.
If you’re charged with drunk driving or DUI/DWI, contact us today. We can review your case and help you raise your best defenses. We have the talent and experience to help you achieve success in court. Contact the experts at Haveson and Otis at 609-921-0090 or online. We look forward to fighting for you.