Representing DUI And DWI Clients Throughout New Jersey

At my firm, the Law Office of Susan C. Cassell, I am regularly called upon to defend clients in Bergen and Passaic County and throughout New Jersey against DUI and DWI charges. While many states follow distinct definitions for driving under the influence and driving while intoxicated, in New Jersey the terms are interchangeable. One charge does not carry a heavier penalty, for example. If you are charged with DUI or DWI, I encourage you to schedule a free consultation at my firm to discuss your case and learn how I can help.

Penalties For DUI And DWI

Depending on your driving history and the severity of the circumstances surrounding your charge, you can face significant fines and possibly even jail time. In addition, there will likely be an insurance premium surcharge and numerous other consequences. Before you attempt to proceed through the legal process, it is important to discuss your case and options with a skilled attorney.

Field And Chemical Testing

Law enforcement has numerous processes at their disposal to develop a strong case against you. Whether this includes field sobriety testing, a breath test, a urine test or a blood test, it is critical to remember that they will use every piece of evidence possible in your case.

Challenging A Breath Test

While people might think blowing a high number on a breath test is an automatic conviction, even law enforcement often considers a breath test a preliminary procedure. Due to the high degree of error and inaccuracy, these tests are far from a concrete statement of a motorist's ability to safely drive a car. I will attack both the officer's training and the calibration of the unit itself to ensure you receive a fair result.

With more than 20 years of legal experience — as both a defense lawyer and prosecuting attorney — I can provide clients the aggressive, effective defense necessary to minimize their exposure to severe criminal penalties. Whether your charge involves alcohol or drug impairment, I can help.

In Northern New Jersey And Throughout The State — Call Me Today

I understand the stress and worry you face so I am usually available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for initial and emergency consultations, and I can meet with you in a variety of convenient locations, including the County Courthouses and in jails. My firm can be reached by calling 201-972-6653 or by filling out the online contact form on this website.