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Fighting Your Drunk Driving Ticket

Conviction on a DUI/DWI charge can bring significant consequences to both your personal life and your employment.  With an Alcotest breath test reading of .10 or higher, you face a minimum seven (7) month loss of your driver’s license, a period of detainment in the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center between 12 and 48 hours, steep fines and surcharges, and significant changes to both the cost and availability of motor vehicle insurance.

Moreover, the prosecution can prove a DUI charge without the use of a breath or blood test (known as “observation” cases) and any refusal to submit to a breath or blood test can result in a charge with penalties just as significant and far reaching as the DUI charge.

            Simply stated, you cannot make a decision as to which course of action is best for you until you understand fully the ramifications of the traffic violations you are facing.


            Once you understand the penalties, you need to fully comprehend the charge.  Every drunk driving case has certain elements that need to be proved in order for you to be found “guilty.”  If the prosecutor cannot prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, each and every one of these elements, you will succeed in fighting the ticket.  In court, you will have an opportunity to confront the elements of the charges with evidence of the facts and circumstances that challenge and raise doubts as to those necessary elements.  Therefore, knowing the elements of each traffic ticket you are fighting is crucial to your success.

            Lastly, understanding which challenges to the elements will succeed and which will be more suited to negotiations is the difference between “not guilty” and a “guilty” verdict.  Some facts, although insufficient to win a fight against DUI, may, nonetheless, provide a strong negotiating position for a reduced and far more favorable charge. 

            All of the above sounds simple; but, judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys have spent entire careers defining and re-defining the elements of traffic violations and successful challenges to them.  At Bercik Law, we have over twenty-five years of experience as both prosecutor and defense counsel.  Let our experience work for you.

Contact an Experienced DWI DUI Attorney Now: (732) 483-6300


Contact an Experienced DUI DWI Attorney Now: (732) 483-6300

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