When you meet with our New Jersey DWI defense attorney for the first time, you will need to review various topics related to the chronology of events that transpired regarding the present offense. Your lawyer will review the circumstances surrounding the incident, including events before, during and after the offense. He or she will also explain the exact charges that you face, the range of penalties, the possibility of a plea agreement, the likelihood of winning at trial, and a defense strategy for your case.
Circumstances Surrounding the Incident
Our New Jersey DWI defense lawyer understands that you might not have had any prior contact with the criminal justice system. He or she will review the legal process with you and explain what you can expect. Your attorney should be knowledgeable about the court system and will prepare a solid defense.
Your attorney will go through the facts of the case, starting from the very beginning. He or she will review what, if any, drink or food you consumed before you were arrested and what type of alcohol you drank over the time period in question.
Your lawyer will also ask you for personal information, such as your name, physical characteristics, address, phone number, work information, weight, height, and other personal data. He or she will also review your criminal record and all previous contacts with law enforcement, including any traffic tickets or other driving violations. Your attorney wants to know this information to confirm that you are telling the truth about your case.
Your criminal record and convictions will affect possible plea offers and negotiations. If you have a previous DWI conviction, you could receive mandatory time in custody. Therefore, your lawyer might challenge the validity of prior convictions.
Contact Our New Jersey DWI Defense Lawyer
The initial appointment with your New Jersey DWI defense attorney is critical in order to develop a solid defense strategy. You can reach Anderl & Oakley, P.C. at 609-921-1755 to schedule a consultation.