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Let's Get This Dismissed. John Paragano is a Powerful DWI / DUI Lawyer You Will Want at Hand for a Drunk Driving Charge

In the State of New Jersey, if you are suspected of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving while Under the Influence of Drugs (DUI) you can and will likely be arrested.  Depending on whether or not this is your first offense you can be looking at substantial fines, potential loss of your license, court ordered rehabilitation and even a lengthy jail sentence.

As a former Municipal Court Judge in Union Township (Union County) from 1999-2005, I can assure you that penalties for driving while intoxicated (DWI) and driving under the influence (DUI) can be severe and are not something you want to face alone. It is crucial to have an experienced attorney represent you from the very start, well before your court date.  The Law Offices of John Paragano can help you survive the potentially life-changing penalties of drunk driving (DWI) and driving under the influence (DUI) arrest.

What can you expect if you are facing a DWI charge?

Under New Jersey Law, if this is your first offense, you could be facing fines of up to $500, 30 days in jail, loss of your license for up to a year or until an ignition interlock (breathalyzer) is installed, insurance surcharges up to $1,000 per year for three years, and potentially the use of an ignition interlock for a year a more.  

For a second offense you can expect your fines to double, up to 3 months in jail, loss of your license for up to two years, 30 days of community service, and a ignition interlock to start your vehicle for 3 years. 

A third offense, or any subsequent offense, can result in 6 months of jail and/or a rehabilitation facility and 8 years without a license, not to mention an exorbitant number of fines.

What Should You Do if You are Arrested for a DUI / DWI Violation?

If you are arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (alcohol) or Driving Under the Influence (drugs), the best thing you can do is remain silent and ask to speak to an attorney.  Trying to explain, justify, or talk your way out to law enforcement is futile.  They can and WILL use anything and everything you say against you.  In the meantime, try to take note of the events leading to your arrest.  What was the weather like?  What reason did the police give for pulling you over? Did they administer a field sobriety test?  Even the smallest of details can aid an attorney in uncovering mitigating factors that can be used to have your charges downgraded, if not totally dismissed. 

As a former Municipal Court Judge in Union Township from 1999-2005 (Union Count) that had many DWI / DUI cases come before me, believe me when I say that I have seen it all.  An experienced DWI attorney will know exactly how to uncover any missteps or inaccuracies that can lead to a downgrade or dismissal of your charges. The Law Offices of John Paragano will defend your rights and provide you with the best defense possible. Over the course of my long career, I have successfully defended numerous drunk-driving charges and I have achieved countless downgrades and/or dismissals for my clients. Having the experience of a former Municipal Court Judge at your side can mean the difference between moving on with your life or having this event follow you forever.

The Law Offices of John Paragano Will Fiercely Defend Your DWI / DUI Charge

  • Former Municipal Court Judge, Union Township, NJ, 1999-2005
  • 30 Years Criminal Defense Experience
  • Extensive Trial Experience at State and Local Levels
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • 24/7/365 Call Center and Availability
  • Evening Hours for Personal Meetings

For a powerful DUI / DWI lawyer serving all of Union County, Ocean County, Monmouth County and the entire state of New Jersey, contact John Paragano at The Law Offices of John Paragano. The initial consultation, as stated, is free. Telephone 908.687.5999 or click to send an email. All consultations and written correspondences will be kept strictly confidential.

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