Tough, Effective Defense Against Drunk Driving and Traffic Offenses

Drunk driving, reckless driving, driving on a suspended license and other traffic offenses are heard in Municipal Court in New Jersey. When defending against these charges, you need an attorney who is not only familiar with the law, but knows the local court system.

At Hendrickson & Edelstein, we have been working in Ocean County and Monmouth County, New Jersey, for over 20 years. We know the criminal justice system like the backs of our hands. We use a combination of tough negotiation and skilled litigation to give our clients the best defense possible.

What Are the Penalties for a DUI Conviction?

Drunk driving is not a criminal offense in New Jersey — but do not be fooled into thinking it isn't a serious charge. If found guilty, you still face harsh penalties, including fines, loss of your driver's license and possible jail time. The severity of the punishment depends on several factors, such as:

  • Whether this is your first offense
  • Your blood alcohol level
  • Whether you refused a breath test

Criminal defense attorney Louis A. Pintaro has been working in criminal law for over 20 years. He started his career as an Assistant Prosecutor in the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office. He knows how prosecutors approach DUI cases — and he knows what it takes to break their cases apart. When building a defense, he draws on this inside knowledge. The result is tough, effective legal strategies that get results.

Defense Against Other Traffic Offenses

If you pay a traffic ticket, it's as if you are pleading guilty. The new Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) will punish you in two ways: first, by paying a fee. Second, by adding points to your license. If you have six points added in three years, you will have to pay an insurance surcharge. Twelve points will result in a driver's license suspension. The best way to avoid these penalties is to fight your traffic charge with the help of an experienced lawyer.

We defend clients against a wide range or traffic offenses, including:

  • Reckless driving
  • Careless driving
  • Driving on a suspended license
  • Speeding tickets
  • Improper passing
  • Failure to yield or stop
  • Other traffic violations

For help defending against a traffic charge or a DUI, contact our firm. Consultations are free. Call us at 732-523-0829 or 609-435-3421.