Sayreville DUI – NJSA 39:4-50
Defenses exist to a Sayreville DWI charge. A Sayreville DWI lawyer can analyze your case and devise the best defense strategy. However, DUI law in New Jersey is fueled largely by politics. Municipal Prosecutors and Judges are local political appointees. Any DWI case in New Jersey is therefore tough to defend.
Know Your Rights When Arrested for a DWI in Sayreville
If you have been arrested for a DUI in Sayreville, chances are you were pulled over for some kind of traffic violation. A police officer probably observed your vehicle make some kind of moving or equipment violation. After being stopped, you must present you credentials to the police officer. These include your license, registration and insurance card.
You have the right to remain silent. You should use it. People often believe that if they are “honest” with the cop, they will be cut a break. Admitting to drinking “only a few” alcoholic drinks like beer, wine, or mixed drinks is usually a big mistake. This will be used against you at trial. Besides, after hearing your admission of consuming alcohol, no police officer in their right mind will let you leave without at least conducting sobriety testing.
You are not obligated to complete the sobriety tests. Many people suffer from physical impairments that would prevent them from performing well on these tests. You do not have the right to refuse to submit to breath testing though. In fact, this will lead to a whole new charge of refusal. You do not have the right to speak with an attorney before submitting to breath testing.
You do have the right to remain silent throughout your processing. You do not have to answer any questions other than, “will you submit to breath testing.” You have the right to be represented by an attorney at all court hearings. You have the right to a trial. At the Sayreville DUI trial, the state has the burden of proving its case beyond a reasonable doubt and your DWI lawyer can cross-examine all witnesses.