Defending Against DUI Charges And Other Traffic Offenses

The more points you accumulate on your driving record, the closer you come to losing your license. When you reach six points, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission will add a surcharge to your driver's license fee. When you reach 12 points, you will lose your license altogether.

In addition, the more points you have on your record, the higher your insurance premiums will be. Most people find that the one-time cost of hiring a lawyer is far less expensive than paying exorbitant insurance premiums every month.

The Law Offices of Santiago & Associates, PC, is a Monmouth County law firm that defends clients against a wide array of traffic law offenses, including:

  • Driving with a suspended or revoked license
  • Driving while intoxicated (DWI)
  • Speeding
  • Running red lights or stop signs
  • Driving without a license
  • Careless driving and reckless driving
  • Driving without insurance
  • Leaving the scene of an accident/"hit-and-run"
  • Failure to maintain the lane
  • Passing a school bus

Knowing which legal defenses work and which don't can mean the difference between you walking out of the courthouse with no points or with five points. Our attorney's experience in this area is invaluable. By using the right arguments, he has successfully helped numerous clients to avoid or minimize points on their records.

Driving While Your License Is Suspended Or Revoked

Driving with a suspended or revoked license carries a $500 fine and the potential loss of your license for up to six months. A second offense carries mandatory jail time and a $750 fine. A third offense comes with a mandatory 10-day jail sentence and a $1,000 fine.

This charge can also be enhanced by other factors. If you get into an accident and someone is injured or killed while you are driving on a suspended license, you will face 10 years in jail. Do not wait to consult our lawyer, Raymond S. Santiago, about your potential defenses.

Driving While Intoxicated

People from all backgrounds and socioeconomic levels are charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) in New Jersey. It is a very common offense with serious and far-reaching implications. Having an attorney representing you is not just a good idea — it is essential.

As your lawyer, Mr. Santiago will investigate a wide array of legal issues related to police procedure, ranging from the validity of the field sobriety tests to the accuracy of the breath test machines. He will delve into the technical and scientific aspects of your case in order to craft the most effective defense.

Are You In Danger Of Deportation Because Of A Traffic Violation?

Traffic law often overlaps with immigration law. If you are out of status or in the U.S. illegally, being placed in jail for even one day will often prompt removal proceedings (often called "deportation"). Mr. Santiago is skilled in both criminal law and immigration law, making him the ideal choice to protect your interests.

Call our Freehold office at 732-410-7138 for a free, 15-minute consultation in our office. You can also reach us online.