Bergen County NJ DWI Lawyers
Defense Attorneys for DUI Charges in Hackensack, New Jersey
Drunk driving is one of the most aggressively prosecuted crimes in New Jersey. Penalties for a first-time DWI offense can include up to 30 days in jail and the revocation of your driver’s license for up to one year. A driver with multiple DWI convictions faces as many as six months in jail and loss of their driver’s license for up to 10 years. Clearly, this is a serious charge that requires equally serious and aggressive legal representation.
I am Travis J. Tormey, founding attorney of the Tormey Law Firm, in Hackensack, New Jersey. With extensive experience defending clients charged with driving while intoxicated, I have a significant grasp on the nuances of New Jersey DWI law, as well as the circumstances involved in many DWI arrests that infringe on drivers’ rights. I am a certified operator of the Alcotest 7110 Breathalyzer Device, the machine that produces the blood alcohol content readings that are used in the majority of New Jersey DWI cases. Having been trained on this machine and studied mandatory police protocol before, during, and after a DWI arrest, I have had achieved numerous successes on behalf of clients by identifying errors in police procedure, improper operation of the Alcotest, and other violations of my clients’ rights.
My highest priority when confronting a DWI charge is to attack the State’s case and to secure the best possible outcome in court. I will investigate all aspects of your case with the intention of either having your charges reduced or dismissed altogether. While other defense lawyers are quick to accept slightly reduced charges and move on to the next case, I am capable and determined to take your case to trial if it is in your best interest. Of course, I keep you informed at every step of the legal process and encourage you to play a role in the decisions that are made as we work together toward achieving a successful resolution.
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As mentioned previously, I am certified in the operation and maintenance of the Draeger Alcotest 7110, the breath testing machine currently used by New Jersey law enforcement officers to gauge the blood alcohol content (BAC) of drivers. I utilize this knowledge during my own thorough investigation of each client’s case to determine whether there were any issues with the breath testing device itself or errors in how it was used during an arrest. I have successfully challenged the admissibility of the breath test reading device in past cases to have the charges against my clients’ reduced or dismissed completely. I also worked on two of the of the most significant precedential drunk driving cases in the State in the last 10 years: State v. Holland and State v. O’Driscoll.
I have experience with a myriad of DWI charges, including:
- First offense DWI
- Second offense DWI
- Third offense DWI
- Driving under the influence of drugs (DUI)
- Refusal to submit to a breath test
- Refusal to submit to a breath test in a school zone
- DWI in a school zone
- Underage DWI
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I am also well-versed in State law regarding a variety of DWI-related issues, including:
- Breath tests
- Blood tests
- Field sobriety tests
- Ignition interlock devices
- The Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC)
- Proof of intoxication
- Proof of operation of motor vehicle
- Penalties for DWI
- Probable cause for a DWI stop
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The attorneys at my firm and I represent clients charged with DWI in courts across the state, some of which include:
- East Rutherford DWI
- Elmwood Park DUI
- Fort Lee DWI Charges
- Mahwah DUI Charges
- Palisades Interstate Park DWI
- Ridgefield Park DUI
Contact an Experienced Hackensack DUI Lawyer for a Free Consultation
For additional information and a free consultation with an experienced DWI defense lawyer in Bergen County, NJ, please contact The Tormey Law Firm anytime at (201)-330-4979, or use our online contact form. Our Hackensack office is conveniently located in the heart of Bergen County, just steps from the Hackensack Municipal Court and Bergen County Superior Court. Travis J. Tormey and the knowledgeable DWI attorneys at his firm will be happy to discuss your case over the phone and provide you with an honest assessment of your case, or to schedule an appointment to meet with you in person.