LAW OFFICE OF
VACHE EDWARD BAHADURIAN
Vache Edward Bahadurian, Esq. is an experienced and effective defense lawyer in NJ and NY. He represents clients with the following types of cases: DWI and DUI, Breathalyzer Refusal, Criminal Defense, Juvenile Delinquency, Criminal Record Expungements, Traffic Tickets, and DMV Hearings.
Driving while intoxicated (DWI) and driving under the influence (DUI) cases involve the police accusing a driver of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. These are serious matters which deserve a knowledgeable and experienced defense lawyer to analyze the facts and evidence in order to present a persuasive defense.
When the police arrest a driver at the scene for driving while impaired, the driver is typically taken to the police station for chemical breath testing. The breathalyzer machine currently used by the police in New Jersey is called the Alcotest 7110. At the station, the police may also accuse the driver of refusing to take the breathalyzer if they believe that the driver did not properly complete the test. The charges are filed in the local Municipal Court and the officer will commonly cite DWI, DUI or Refusal on the front of the ticket or summons. The potential penalties and consequences associated with a conviction for drunk driving and/or refusal include jail, immigration problems, driver's license suspension, ignition interlock device, large fines, community service, DMV surcharges, work-related problems, commercial driver's license (CDL) issues, and car insurance problems.
Mr. Bahadurian is a skilled DWI, DUI, and Breathalyzer Refusal defense attorney. He examines all of the police reports and records for any mistakes, errors, and violations of rights in order to develop potential defenses. There are many items of evidence and proof that can be challenged by the defense in court. For example, the police must have a legitimate reason to stop and arrest the driver. Also, if a breathalyzer test is given to the driver, a properly trained and certified police officer must read certain legal rights to the driver, use a breathalyzer machine in good working order with up to date calibration records, and operate the machine according to the official procedure. Since there are numerous variables, there are many potential defenses. The prosecutor is required to prove each and every element of the law beyond a reasonable doubt. Therefore, if only one of the required elements of proof is weak or nonexistent, the defense may be successful.
Criminal cases usually involve the police accusing an adult with violating the law, either a misdemeanor criminal offense and/or felony crime. Common examples of offenses and crimes include possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, use of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), being under the influence of drugs, underage drinking, underage possession of alcohol, theft, shoplifting, disorderly conduct, improper behavior, bad checks, simple assault, harassment, resisting arrest, hindering apprehension or prosecution, obstruction or obstructing administration of law, criminal mischief, trespassing, unlicensed entry of structure, and defiant trespass. In New Jersey, misdemeanors are referred to as disorderly persons offenses or petty disorderly persons offenses and the accusations are filed in the local Municipal Court. The potential penalties and consequences of a criminal case are serious, such as a criminal record, prison or jail, large fines, suspended driver's license, probation, community service, surcharges, restitution to the victim, immigration problems, and employment issues. Mr. Bahadurian is a seasoned criminal defense lawyer and protects the rights of individuals accused of breaking the law. He thoroughly reviews all of the police reports and interviews any potential defense witnesses in order to prepare and present a persuasive defense.
Juvenile delinquency cases refer to criminal accusations against a minor child or youth. In New Jersey, juvenile cases are filed in the Family Court alleging that a criminal related offense or violation was committed by a person under the age of 18. The specific accusations or charges are listed on the juvenile delinquency complaint which is given to the parent or guardian by the police. In most cases, the court requires the juvenile to be represented by a lawyer because the potential penalties and consequences of juvenile delinquency are serious, such as youth detention, probation, community service, suspended driver's license, surcharges, restitution, along with problems with school, college admission, and future career. Mr. Bahadurian is an experienced juvenile lawyer and protects the rights of children accused of violating the law. He meets with the client and parent or guardian, interviews any potential defense witnesses, and reviews the police reports and records in order to prepare and present a pursuasive defense.
An expungement is the legal process to erase and remove criminal records that are on file with the court, police department, law enforcement, prosecutor's office, probation department, and sheriff's department concerning a person's arrest, diversion, deferred disposition, conviction, or dismissal of an offense or crime within the criminal justice system or juvenile justice system. Mr. Bahadurian is an experienced criminal record expungment lawyer. Clients typically want to clear and expunge criminal records concerning an arrest and criminal charges, including felony crimes or misdemeanor offenses, disorderly persons offenses, petty disorderly person offenses, criminal convictions, deferred dispositions, pretrial intervention (PTI) program records, Conditional Discharge records, dismissed cases, and juvenile records. Mr. Bahadurian will first determine if the criminal record can be sealed or expunged under the law. The expungement process may be an important tool for a person to obtain a job since a criminal record may prevent an employer from wanting to hire an otherwise qualified work applicant. When an order for expungement is granted, the arrest, conviction or dismissal, adjudication of juvenile delinquency, disposition, and any related proceedings are considered not to have occurred. The purpose of an expungement is to give a person a “fresh start.”
Common traffic tickets include Speeding, Reckless Driving, Careless Driving, racing on the highway, hit and run car accident, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, failure to report an accident, Driving Without Insurance, no insurance, uninsured car, driving on a suspended driver's license, Driving with a Suspended License, driving with a revoked driver's license, Unlicensed Driver, driving without a valid driver's license, no license, Overweight Vehicle, Commercial Vehicle Violations, overweight truck, improper passing of a school bus, Tailgating, following too closely, Improper Passing, illegal u-turn, improper turn, driving ticket for going the wrong way on a one way street, failure to turn, Failure to Observe Signal, failure to observe a traffic control device, failure to observe a traffic light, going through or running a red light, failure to observe stop sign or yield sign, Failure to Stop or Yield, failure to maintain lane, failure to signal, unsafe lane change, improper lane change, red light violation, and stop sign violation. Traffic citations and summonses are filed in the local Municipal Court or traffic court. Some traffic violations carry significant penalties and consequences, such as points on driver's license, large fines, suspended license, CDL suspension, DMV surcharges, auto insurance problems, and job status issues. Mr. Bahadurian is an experienced defense lawyer fighting traffic tickets and protecting the rights of drivers. He reviews the charges, police reports, and driving records in order to prepare and present a persuasive defense.
DMV cases involve driver's license suspension issues, which are resolved at a department of motor vehicles (DMV) hearing. In New Jersey, the DMV is now called the Motor Vehicle Commission and the suspended license hearing conferences are held at the main office in Trenton. Mr. Bahadurian has many years of experience as a defense lawyer contesting license suspensions and protecting the rights of drivers. He reviews the DMV records, including the driving record and all other relevant information in order to prevent, avoid, eliminate, or reduce a driver’s license suspension.
DWI & Breathalyzer Refusal
State of New Jersey
State of New York
Federal Court - District of N.J.
Vache Edward Bahadurian, Esq. represents clients in all of the Courts in the following areas of New Jersey and New York:
BERGEN COUNTY, NJ
Allendale, Alpine, Bergenfield, Bogota, Carlstadt, Central Municipal Court of Bergen County, Cliffside Park, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Dumont, East Rutherford, Edgewater, Elmwood Park, Emerson, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Fair Lawn, Fairlawn, Fairview, Fort Lee, Franklin Lakes, Garfield, Glen Rock, Hackensack, Harrington Park, Hasbrouck Heights, Haworth, Hillsdale, Ho-Ho-Kus, Leonia, Little Ferry, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Mahwah, Maywood, Midland Park, Montvale, Moonachie, New Milford, North Arlington, Northvale, Norwood, Oakland, Old Tappan, Oradell, Palisades Interstate Court, Court of the Palisades Interstate Park, Palisades Parkway Court, Palisades Park, Paramus, Park Ridge, Pascack Joint Municipal Court, Ramsey, Ridgefield, Ridgefield Park, Ridgewood, River Edge, River Vale, Rochelle Park, Rockleigh, Rutherford, Saddle Brook, Saddle River, South Hackensack, Teaneck, Tenafly, Teterboro, Upper Saddle River, Waldwick, Wallington, Washington Township, Westwood, Woodcliff Lake, Wood-Ridge, Wyckoff.
PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ
Bloomingdale, Clifton, Haledon, Hawthorne, Little Falls, North Haledon, Passaic, Paterson, Pompton Lakes, Prospect Park, Ringwood, Totowa, Wanaque, Wayne, West Milford, West Paterson, Woodland Park.
HUDSON COUNTY, NJ
Bayonne, East Newark, Guttengerg, Harrison, Hoboken, Jersey City, Kearny, North Bergen, Secaucus, Union City, Weehawken, West New York.
ESSEX COUNTY, NJ
Belleville, Bloomfield, Caldwell, Cedar Grove, East Orange, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Glen Ridge, Irvington Livingston, Maplewood, Millburn, Montclair, Newark, North Caldwell, Nutley, Orange, Roseland, South Orange, Verona, West Caldwell, West Orange.
MORRIS COUNTY, NJ
Boonton, Butler, Chatham, Chester, Denville, Dover, East Hanover, Florham Park, Hanover, Harding Jefferson, Kinnelon, Lincoln Park, Madison, Mendham, Mine Hill, Montville, Morris, Morris Plains, Morristown, Mountain Lakes, Mount Arlington, Mount Olive, Netcong, Long Hill, Parsippany - Troy Hills, Pequannock, Pompton Plains, Randolph, Riverdale, Rockaway, Roxbury, Victory Gardens, Washington Township, Wharton.
UNION COUNTY, NJ
Berkley Heights, Clark, Cranford, Elizabeth, Fanwood, Garwood, Hillside, Kenilworth, Linden, Mountainside, New Providence, Plainfield, Rahway, Roselle, Roselle Park, Scotch Plains, Springfield, Summit, Union, Westfield, Winfield.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ
Carteret, Cranbury, Dunellen, East Brunswick, Edison, Helmetta, Highland Park, Jamesburg, Metuchen, Middlesex, Milltown, Monroe, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, Old Bridge, Perth Amboy, Piscataway, Plainsboro, Sayreville, South Amboy, South Brunswick, South Plainfield, South River, Spotswood, Woodbridge.
MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ
Aberdeen, Allenhurst, Allentown, Asbury Park, Atlantic Highlands, Avon by the Sea, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Brielle, Colts Neck, Deal, Eatontown, Englishtown, Fair Haven, Farmingdale, Freehold, Hazlet, Highlands, Holmdel, Howell, Interlaken, Keansburg, Keyport, Lake Como, Little Silver, Loch Arbour, Long Branch, Manalapan, Manasquan, Marlboro, Matawan, Middletown, Millstone, Monmouth Beach, Neptune, Ocean, Oceanport, Red Bank, Roosevelt, Rumson, Sea Bright, Sea Girt, Shrewsbury, Spring Lake, South Belmar, Tinton Falls, Union Beach, Upper Freehold, Wall, West Long Branch.
SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ
Bedminster, Bernards Township, Basking Ridge, Bernardsville, Bound Brook, Branchburg, Bridgewater, Far Hills, Franklin, Green Brook, Hillsborough, Manville, Millstone, Mongomery, North Plainfield, Peapack, Gladstone, Raritan, Rocky Hill, Somerville, South Bound Brook, Warren, Watchung.
ROCKLAND COUNTY, NY
Clarkstown, Haverstraw, Orangetown, Ramapo, Stony Point, Upper Nyack, Nyack, Pomona, Haverstraw, West Haverstraw, Grand View, Piermont, South Nyack, Airmont, Chestnut Ridge, Hillburn, Kaser, New Hempstead, New Square, Montibello, Sloatsburg, Spring Valley, Suffern, Wesley Hills.
ORANGE COUNTY, NY
Blooming Grove, Bullville, Campbell Hall, Central Valley, Chester, Cornwall, Cornwall on Hudson, Crawford, Florida, Fort Montgomery, Goshen, Greenville, Greenwood Lake, Hamptonburgh, Harriman, Highlands, Highland Falls, Highland Mills, Maybrook, Middletown, Minisink, Monroe, Montgomery, New Windsor, Newburgh, Otisville, Port Jervis, Salisbury Mills, Slate Hill, Tuxedo Park, Tuxedo, Unionville, United States Military Academy, Vails Gate, Walden, Wallkill, Warwick, Washingtonville, Wawayanda, West Point, Westtown, Woodbury.
Vache Edward Bahadurian, Esq. is a NJ and NY defense attorney. His areas of practice include: DWI, DUI, Breathalyzer Refusal, Drunk Driving, Drunken Driving, Impaired Driving, Criminal Defense, Juvenile Delinquency, Criminal Record Expungement, Traffic Violations, Traffic Tickets, Speeding Tickets, and DMV Hearings. Defense lawyer Mr. Bahadurian represents clients in the Superior Courts, Municipal Courts, and Traffic Courts of Bergen County NJ, Passaic County NJ, Hudson County NJ, Essex County NJ, Morris County NJ, Union County NJ, Middlesex County NJ, and Monmouth County NJ and also in the Supreme Courts, Superior Courts, Justice Courts, Village Courts, Town Courts, and Traffic Courts of Rockland County NY and Orange County NY.
The Law Office of Vache Edward Bahadurian is conveniently located in Hackensack, NJ and accessible via the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, Route 80, Route 17, Route 4, Route 3, Route 208, Palisades Parkway, Route 280, Route 287, Route 78, and Route 46.
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