If you are facing criminal charges in Bridgewater, we at Schiller & Pittenger, P.C. can help. Our team of criminal lawyers is skilled in all areas of local law, with experience spanning hundreds of trials. With over three centuries of combined experience, we have successfully helped clients fight a wide range of charges. This has given our team of criminal defense lawyers the knowledge they need to defend you today.
Depending on the nature of your offense, your case may be classified as a misdemeanor or a felony. A misdemeanor is a crime punishable by fines and up to 6 months of imprisonment whereas. A felony is classified as an indictable offense in New Jersey and can include crimes of the first, second, third, and fourth degree; depending on the degree of your criminal offense, you could receive anywhere from 18 months to 20 years of jail time. No matter what you have been charged with, our attorneys are well-equipped and prepared to defend you to the fullest extent of the law. Call us today to request a consultation.
If you have received a DUI or a refusal charge, the Bridgewater DUI defense attorneys at Schiller & Pittenger, P.C. can help. We have proven time and time again that our lawyers are equipped with the knowledge and trial techniques to help our clients avoid DUI convictions and lengthy license suspensions.
A law enforcement officer must have a reason to stop a vehicle for drunk driving. Sufficient reasons include a driving infraction or a “reasonable suspicion” that the individual was operating their vehicle under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicants. If our attorney determines that an officer did not have sufficient reason to stop your vehicle, we can use this information to help dismiss your charges.
The penalties for DWI/DUI and refusal are extremely severe. If you are charged with your first DUI and do not obtain a proper defense, your punishment can include the following:
The consequences for second and third time DUI and refusal offenders are much tougher, and the penalties associated with DUI in school zone increase substantially from regular DUI offenses.
The legal team at Schiller & Pittenger, P.C. is experienced in exposing weaknesses in even the toughest charges. When we can prove that a client’s rights were violated during the arrest process, we mount an effective defense. If you have been arrested in Bridgewater, we can help.
For an assessment of your case, contact our criminal defense attorneys today.