Burlington County NJ DWI Lawyer
DUI Defense Attorney Fighting for Clients in Southern New Jersey
Technically, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a motor vehicle violation, not a criminal offense, in New Jersey. Although one might associate a traffic infraction with a minor event, minimal penalties, and a quick court appearance, this is far from true when the offense in question is driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence of drugs (DUI). In fact, New Jersey has distinct requirements for DWI proceedings and imposes harsh penalties upon those convicted of DWI offenses. For example, a conviction for a first offense DWI may result in loss of your driving privileges for between 3 and 7 months, while a conviction for a third offense DWI requires a mandatory driver’s license suspension for 10 years. The State imposes strict sentencing guidelines in DWI cases, disallowing prosecutorial or judicial discretion in the imposition of these sentences. In other words, there is no room to negotiate a DWI sentence. Thus, the stakes are infinitely higher in a New Jersey DWI case.
Leonard Biddison is a seasoned DWI defense attorney who has been successfully representing clients charged with DWI and DUI offenses for more than 2 decades. Mr. Biddison utilizes his extensive experience, and the services of his investigator, a former New Jersey State Trooper who previously worked on behalf of the State in alcoholic behavior control, to construct the most comprehensive and compelling defenses for his clients. These skilled professionals will thoroughly examine every facet of your case, from probable cause for the initial motor vehicle stop, to breath test results and police procedure, to identify any potential grounds for a dismissal. On countless occasions, Mr. Biddison has leveraged these findings in court to achieve dismissals. Here is an account of one former client’s experience with Mr. Biddison when he was charged with a DUI:
“I was fortunate to have Mr. Biddison on my side. He is well studied in DUI/DWI law, and was able to find holes in the case. It was very impressive how he was able to intelligently defend me with waves of motions to suppress. My final result, the judge upheld a motion to suppress (I won), and stated Mr. Biddison should apologize to all the people in the court, as he spent so much time defending my case (causing others to have to wait)… That is what you want from a lawyer in your corner.” – Former Client
To read more of Mr. Biddison’s client reviews, access his profile on Avvo.com. You can also contact his offices at 856-245-5240 for immediate assistance and a cost-free consultation.
DWI Lawyer in Mount Holly NJ
DWI offenses vary based on the specific substance involved, meaning drugs or alcohol, the driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) at the time of the offense, the number (if any) of previous DWI or DUI convictions in the person’s past, whether or not the driver submitted to or refused to submit to a breathalyzer test, and the location of the motor vehicle stop (i.e. in a school zone). Mr. Biddison is well-versed in DWI law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and he aggressively defends clients charged with all types of driving under the influence offenses, including:
- First offense DWI
- Second offense DWI
- Third offense DWI
- Driving under the influence of drugs (DUI)
- Refusal to submit to a breath test
- DWI in a school zone
- Underage DUI
You can also click here to read about DUI Penalties in New Jersey.
Contact a Mount Laurel NJ DUI Attorney for a Free Consultation
If you or someone you love has been charged with DWI or DUI, it is crucial to begin building your defense strategy as soon as possible. Mr. Biddison represents clients in Mount Holly, Evesham, Mount Laurel, Pemberton, Burlington County, and throughout Southern New Jersey. He also regularly appears on behalf of clients in Philadelphia and Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Contact the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison at 856-245-5240 for additional information and a cost-free consultation.
For additional information about New Jersey DWI penalties and point system, access the following resource: NJ Motor Vehicle Commission DWI Facts