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Not Every Lawyer is a Good DWI Lawyer—What You Need to Know When Hiring a DWI Defense Attorney

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Let’s face it: if you have been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI/DUI), you already know that you are in big trouble with the law. Like most states, New Jersey has incredibly harsh penalties for DWI, and the court has little patience for DWI offenders.

If you have been arrested, you need to find a top-quality  DWI lawyer in NJ to help you. Why? Here are just a few reasons:

  • Criminal defense of DUI/DWI is highly specialized. Sure, any attorney in the phone book will tell you that he or she can help you, but beyond showing up in court and pleading guilty for you (while hoping for the best), what can he or she offer? You may be tempted to Google “NJ drunk driving lawyer,” but if you pick a random attorney, based on either cheapest price or Google results, you may pay dearly in the disposition of your case. Seasoned DWI lawyers in NJ have special training and certifications that make them uniquely qualified for a DWI defense. They know all of the key points to challenge and will do so aggressively.
  • Not much wiggle room exists when dealing with DWI cases. Unlike other crimes, in which the prosecutor has incentive to strike a plea deal for efficiency, DWI adjudication has already been streamlined. Most of the penalties and provisions are mandatory, so if you think you are going to get a better deal by pleading guilty as soon as possible (because that bargain lawyer tells you to), you are sadly mistaken. Your best bet is to get an aggressive attorney who will try to fight your arrest, instead of urging you for a quick guilty plea.
  • Second offense DWI, or any additional DWI after the first, is extremely serious, and you are facing severe consequences.  Do you really want to trust your future to an inexperienced attorney who just wants to collect a quick paycheck?
  • Don’t fall for false promises or sugar-coating. Unless your case gets dismissed, you will face consequences. No, you are not a famous celebrity who will get slapped with community service. You will face fines, the loss of your license, and be required to attend educational programs regarding DWI. Good DWI lawyers in NJ will be honest and upfront with you about what you are facing. If an attorney is making you promises that sound too good to be true, then they probably are.

If you want veteran representation, contact the team at the Tormey Law Firm today. We are ready to be your advocate in your DWI case, and we have the training and experience you need during this difficult time. Don’t trust your future and your freedom to a sub-par attorney. Discover the difference that a specialized DWI attorney makes. We’ll help you get through this so you can get on with your life. We are available 24/7! Free DUI and DWI consultation.

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With unmatched knowledge and experience in the practice of law, the seasoned attorneys at The Tormey Law Firm are committed to serving their clients and tenaciously confronting the allegations against them.

We will examine every facet of your case in order to defend your constitutional rights and reputation.  

With a dedicated legal advocate to assist you, our attorneys will ensure that you are never forced to navigate the complex legal process on your own.

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Areas We Serve

Bergen County, Essex County, Morris County, Passaic County, Hudson County, Middlesex County, Somerset County including Morristown, Denville, Dover, Mount Olive, Parsippany, Hackensack, East Rutherford, Elmwood Park, Englewood, Fort Lee, Garfield, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Mahwah, Palisades Park, Paramus, Ridgefield Park, Saddle Brook, Teaneck, Clifton, and Wayne.


Hackensack Location

254 State Street

Hackensack, NJ 07601

  (201) 556-1570    Directions

Morristown Location

55 Madison Avenue Suite 400

Morristown, NJ 07960

  (908) 336-5008    Directions