Essex County DWI Defense Lawyers

Many people do not consider drunk driving a crime. The police, prosecutors and judges of New Jersey certainly do. A DWI conviction, even on a first offense, may be punishable by jail time, steep fines, license suspension and ignition interlock. The collateral consequences are heavy too, in the form of higher insurance rates or employment background checks.

At the law firm of Iacullo Martino, LLC, we take charges of driving while intoxicated (DWI) very seriously. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys will explore every avenue to defeat the charges or mitigate the penalties.

Arrested for DUI/DWI? Contact us today to protect your rights. We practice in municipalities throughout Essex County, Passaic County, Bergen County, Morris County, Union County, Hudson County and throughout New Jersey.

Nutley, Clifton And Newark Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys

We provide a skilled and professional defense for any DWI/DUI scenario you may be facing:

  • First-offense DWI (also known as DUI)
  • Repeat DWI
  • Underage DWI (any alcohol)
  • Refusal of the breath test
  • Driving under the influence of drugs
  • DWI accident resulting in injury or death
  • Driving on a suspended license

The penalties for a first-time DWI/DUI may include substantial fines and surcharges up to $4,000, jail time or a weekend at the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center, community service and/or license suspension for three months to a year, depending on blood alcohol content. A BAC of .15 or greater requires ignition interlock at your expense before you can resume driving. A second DWI within 10 years results in mandatory jail time and loss of license for two years.

A Criminal Defense Specialist On Your Side

Anthony Iacullo is a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney* with nearly 25 years of experience and Joshua Reinitz is an expert in the defense of DWI matters. They know how to challenge a DWI, from the traffic stop to the breath sample. Did the officer have reasonable suspicion to pull you over? Were you asked to perform nonstandard tests such as reciting the alphabet backwards? Were the standardized field sobriety tests properly conducted? Was the Breathalyzer (Alcotest) properly calibrated and administered?

We will examine every opportunity to have charges dismissed or reduced. If you cannot afford the harsh consequences of a conviction, we are prepared to defend you at trial. Anthony Iacullo is a former assistant prosecutor with extensive courtroom experience. He has been selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers for the past six years, a reflection of his respect among his legal peers for his knowledge, professionalism and results. Joshua Reinitz has been selected for inclusion in the Rising Stars list in 2012.

Protect your freedom, your driving privileges and your future. Call 973-498-8787 or contact us online to arrange a consultation with one of our Essex County DWI defense lawyers.

* Certified in criminal defense by the Board on Attorney Certification of the New Jersey Supreme Court.