New Jersey DWI Defense
Driving while intoxicated (DWI) in New Jersey is a serious offense: not only can you be fined a considerable amount of money, but you may also face mandatory periods of incarceration in the local jail and restrictions on your driving privileges. If you have been previously convicted of driving while intoxicated, the penalties you may face can be even more severe. Additionally, severe consequences will surely be imposed if you are driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs and you cause a crash that causes another to be injured or killed.
You may have legal grounds to contest your DWI charges and thereby avoid the harsh penalties and consequences of a DWI conviction. Speak with the legal team at Aretsky Law Group, P.C. to learn more.What is Driving While Intoxicated in New Jersey?
Most drivers are familiar with the number .08% – a driver whose blood or breath alcohol concentration is greater than 0.08% is presumed to be driving while intoxicated. This alcohol concentration can be measured by a test of the driver’s blood or breath conducted if law enforcement officers have reason to believe the driver is operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. However, you may also be found to be driving while intoxicated under New Jersey Revised Statutes Section 39:4-50 if:
- You are under the influence of a narcotic, hallucinogenic, or habit-forming drug and as a result are unable to safely operate a vehicle;
- You are under the influence of an intoxicating liquor and as a result are not able to safely operate a vehicle;
- You knowingly permit another person who is under the influence of an intoxicating liquor and/or narcotic, hallucinogenic, or habit-forming drug to operate your vehicle.
Thus, even if your breath or blood alcohol concentration is below 0.08%, you may still face the serious consequences of a DWI conviction.Retain a New Jersey DWI Attorney Today
Once you have been charged with DWI in New Jersey, expect that the prosecutor handling your case will move swiftly and aggressively to convict you of DWI. For this reason, you should speak with and retain the services of the experienced DWI legal team at Aretsky Law Group, P.C. for help as soon as possible. The sooner you retain our services, the greater your opportunity to avoid a DWI conviction or avoid the more serious consequences of a conviction. Call our office today at 800-537-4154.