South Orange DWI Lawyer

Aggressive Defense Against DWI Charges

New Jersey has tough penalties for those arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI). At Feinberg & Feinberg, we provide skilled criminal defense for those facing DWI charges in East Orange, Newark, Elizabeth, South Orange/Maplewood and the surrounding areas of New Jersey.

According to New Jersey DWI laws, a person is considered driving while intoxicated when his or her blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .08 percent or higher, though individuals can still be charged with drunk driving even if their BAC is lower than .08. Clients can also be charged with DWI for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of controlled dangerous substances (CDS).

The specific penalties for a drunk driving charge will vary from case to case, but in general may include:

  • Fines ranging from $250 on a first offense up to $1,000 for a second or third DWI offense
  • Driver's license suspension
  • Imprisonment
  • An insurance surcharge of $1,000 to $1,500 a year for three years
  • Possible installation of an ignition interlock device (IID) once your driver's license is reinstated
  • Participation in Alcohol and Highway Safety Education courses and other programs administered by an Intoxicated Driving Resource Center (IDRC)

Attorney Paul Feinberg will thoroughly examine whether police had probable cause to stop you, whether breath tests were administered and analyzed properly, and whether other pertinent factors may have affected the validity of any breath test results. As one of New Jersey's top criminal trial lawyers, Paul is fully prepared to litigate these issues on your behalf, unless negotiating a plea bargain is more appropriate given your unique circumstances.

In over 35 years of practice, including 20 years serving as the public defender for South Orange, Paul understands the complexities of developing an effective DWI defense. He also remains up to date on all applicable changes to DWI laws that could affect his clients' cases and defense strategies.

Contact An Experienced Lawyer For Driving While Intoxicated Defense In south orange, west orange and millburn And The Surrounding Areas

For exceptional DWI defense in New Jersey, contact our firm at 973-200-4090. From our office in South Orange, DWI attorney Paul Feinberg defends clients charged in Maplewood, Livingston, Union and the surrounding areas of Northern and Central New Jersey.