William J. Connelly, III, Esq.

DUI / DWI Defense Attorney in Eatontown, New Jersey

Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer Serving Monmouth County and Beyond

New Jersey courts take driving while intoxicated extremely seriously. A conviction for a DWI charge can negatively affect your life, your work, your finances and even your freedom. If you have more than one DWI on your record, the consequences are even more severe.

New Jersey criminal defense attorney William J. Connelly, III, provides an effective defense against DWI charges. As a former municipal court prosecutor, he knows that the state aggressively pursues convictions in DWI cases. He also understands how to minimize the negative consequences of a DWI arrest. To put the strength of his knowledge and experience on your side, please contact our defense attorney, William J. Connelly, III, Esq.

Consequences of a DWI Conviction in New Jersey

A conviction for a DWI can result in fines, fees, license suspension, probation or jail time, installation of an ignition interlock device, a $1000 auto insurance surcharge for three years, and 12 hours of training through the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center. For some individuals, the driver’s license suspension can make it difficult if not impossible to get to get to work so they can support themselves.

Effective Defense of New Jersey DWI Charges

William J. Connelly, III, Esq., has successfully defended a broad range of people charged with DWI/DUI, from teenagers to business professionals. He is an experienced criminal attorney who knows how to help you.

Mr. Connelly will clearly explain the nature of the charges against you and outline the potential consequences you are facing. He will obtain and review the evidence against you and will identify and exploit the weaknesses in the State’s case against you.

There are multiple questions to explore when building a DWI defense strategy, including:

  • Did the police have probable cause for stopping you?
  • Did the police follow proper procedure during the stop, arrest, and booking?
  • Were the breath, blood or urine tests performed correctly?
  • Was the Alcotest device properly calibrated?
  • Were the officer and the Alcotest device properly certified?
  • Do you have physical conditions that may affect the results of a BAC or field sobriety test?
  • Could another substance, such as a breath spray, have accounted for the BAC results?
  • Were you observed for at least 20 minutes prior to the administration of the breath test?

DWI cases can involve a great deal of scientific evidence. Mr. Connelly has a degree in biology. Prior to his law career, he was a research scientist working on advanced DNA bio-probe technology. He is well-qualified to handle the scientific questions that can arise in a DWI case and to work with expert witnesses.

Mr. Connelly will work to get some or all of the evidence against you suppressed to mitigate fines and penalties or, in some instances, a complete dismissal of the charges against you. Each case is unique and must be evaluated individually.

Contact an Experienced New Jersey DWI Defense Lawyer

The biggest mistake anyone charged with a DWI can make is to assume there is nothing a skilled DWI defense lawyer can do to help. To arrange a free initial consultation about your DWI case, please contact criminal defense attorney William J. Connelly, III, online or call our office directly. From his office in Tinton Falls, near Red Bank, New Jersey, he represents clients throughout Monmouth County and surrounding counties.


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