Mahwah DWI Defense


Entrusting your DWI case to one of our skilled DWI/DUI attorneys in Mahwah, New Jersey is paramount to safeguarding your rights, minimizing penalties, and securing the best possible outcome for your future. Being arrested for a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) or DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) is a frightening experience as these charges are the most serious motor vehicle violations in New Jersey and come with hefty consequences. The lawyers at the Aretsky Law Group who specialize in DWI charges in Mahwah, make it their priority to get you the best results possible when you find yourself in this situation. Our seasoned Mahwah DWI attorneys bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in NJ DWI laws, thereby ensuring your case is handled with the requisite precision and skill.

In Mahwah as in all of New Jersey, a person who operates a motor vehicle with a BAC – Blood Alcohol Concentration – of .08% or higher is deemed to be driving under the influence. Under New Jersey law, when an officer has probable cause to believe that you are driving under the influence, he can make an arrest and require you to take a breathalyzer or Alcotest. Failure to comply with testing can subject you to refusal penalties that could in some instances be worse than a DWI first offense. However, BAC evidence is not required for a DWI conviction in court. Prosecutors can rely on more subjective testing conducted by the officers and this is why it is crucial to have an attorney on your side who can defend your rights in court.


Common defenses against DUI/DWI charges in New Jersey often involve challenging the evidence or procedures used by law enforcement during the arrest. One strategy is to question the legality of the initial traffic stop, which must be based on reasonable suspicion of a violation. If this standard is not met, the evidence obtained may be suppressed. Another approach is to dispute the accuracy of breathalyzer tests, which require proper calibration and maintenance of the testing device. Field sobriety tests are also subject to scrutiny, particularly regarding the conditions under which they were administered and the officers' adherence to standardized procedures. The required 20-minute observation period prior to administering a breath test is another critical point of challenge; any deviation from this protocol can affect the admissibility of the results.

Additionally, the reliability of the Alcotest machine, used for testing in New Jersey, can be contested. It's important to note that each case is unique, and a defense tailored to the specific circumstances can significantly impact the outcome. Therefore, consulting with a knowledgeable attorney who specializes in DUI/DWI cases in New Jersey is crucial to navigate the complexities of the legal system and explore all possible defense strategies.

Our Services

Our Mahwah defense lawyers recognize that some officers can be over the top in their evaluations of whether someone is indeed intoxicated. We are trained therefore at carefully examining the evidence to ensure that there actually was probable cause for the arrest. We take the time to fully investigate into the details of the report and arrest, and we have the expertise to prepare the proper challenges to the charges brought up against you.

At the Aretsky Law Group, we offer a comprehensive range of DWI defense services, including:

Initial Case Evaluation: We provide a thorough review of your case to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the prosecution's evidence against you.

Defense Strategy Development: Based on our assessment, we develop a strategic defense plan tailored to the unique circumstances of your case.

Court Representation: Our skilled attorneys will represent you in all court proceedings, including arraignment, pre-trial hearings, and trial, if necessary.

Negotiation with Prosecutors: We engage in proactive negotiations with prosecutors to seek reduced charges, alternative sentencing options, or dismissal of charges whenever possible.

License Suspension Appeals: If your driver's license is at risk of suspension, we will aggressively challenge the suspension and work to preserve your driving privileges.

Post-Conviction Relief: If you have been convicted of DWI, we can explore options for post-conviction relief, including appeals and expungement, to minimize the long-term consequences of your conviction.

Your Future is Our Priority

At the Aretsky Law Group, we understand the far-reaching implications of a DWI conviction on your personal and professional life. That's why we are dedicated to protecting your rights, preserving your reputation, and safeguarding your future every step of the way. With our proven track record of success in DWI defense cases in Mahwah, New Jersey, you can trust us to provide the strong, effective representation you need to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

So call us today for a free consult to help you protect yourself 201-580-3411.

Client Reviews
I highly recommend Eric Aretsky. He got me $500,000.00 for significant injuries that I received when my car was crushed by a truck on Route 80. This firm took care of everything for me. Bruce P.
They made this nerve racking experience very easy for me. Made me aware of every email send to court. I am very pleased and grateful. Mari L.