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Does a local lawyer help in a New Jersey DWI case?

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“Does it help to hire a local DWI attorney?”

Videos on “How To Get out of DWI Charges” are listed below. Please Click Here to answer any other New Jersey DWI related questions that you might have.


Does it help to hire a local lawyer in a DWI or DUI case?

Answer: Kinda… but it’s not that simple.  The concept of hiring a local lawyer applies in being able to utilize relationships with the prosecutor and judge.  For example, my main office is in Hackensack NJ.  I get a ton of phone calls daily from this area, so I come into contact with the Hackensack prosecutor and judge frequently.

They know that I am a competent lawyer, and if there are any loopholes in this case that can be exploited, they know that I will attack these elements aggressively.  As a result, if I want into a room to talk about the case and we agree that there were several mistakes made in the arrest, the prosecutor is far more likely to negotiate some type of plea instead of risking a loss on the day of a trial.

On the other hand, if the arrest is iron-clad, there were no mistakes, and somehow there is nothing that can be challenged about the DWI case, it wouldn’t matter if the prosecutor was my best friend and the judge is my Dad.  They will not negotiate based on the fact that my office is across the street.  Instead, they will throw the book at you and shake my hand heartily as I walk out of the room.  The fact that I’m a local lawyer only plays a role in assessing my competence when exploiting existing loopholes and potential challenges in your case.  If those exist, it becomes a very good thing that the judge and prosecutor know who I am.  Otherwise, it doesn’t matter.

My recommendation is to talk to a few attorneys licensed to practice in the state of your arrest, and you will know which one is ready to fight, and who is just after your money.

“These videos explain how we will fight against your DWI charges:”

Challenge the Initial Motor Vehicle Stoppage
Challenge the Field Sobriety Tests
Challenge the 20 Minute Observation Period
Challenge the Alcotest 7110 machine itself

If you think that my law firm can help you, please don’t hesitate to call me any time, day or night.  I understand what you’re going through, and I’m here to help.  I offer free consultations and you can call me anytime.

Learn More About How to Fight Your Charges

If you've been charged with a criminal offense, disorderly persons offense, or traffic / DWI violation, you have the right to an attorney who will defend you against your charges and fight for your best interests. To learn more about how your attorney can fight to have your charges dismissed or reduced, click a link below to see our video library of legal defenses and strategies.

Experience You Can Trust

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.

The Tormey Law Firm

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