NJ DWIs – KNOW YOUR LIMITS
St. Patrick’s Day is approaching and with it comes shamrocks, leprechauns, and, for some, DWIs. New Jersey Driving While Intoxicated (DWI or DUI) laws have recently changed, offering first offense (1st offense) opportunities to avoid loss of driver license. If you have a blood alcohol (BAC) level of .08 or .09 or a DWI DUI based on an observation for a first offense, you can keep your drivers license if you have an interlock device installed for a period of three months. If you have a blood alcohol (BAC) level of .10 to .14 for a first offense, you can keep your driver’s license if you have an interlock device installed for a period of seven months to one year. If you have a blood alcohol (BAC) level of .15 or above for a first offense, then you will lose your license for four to six months and then you can keep your driver’s license if you have an interlock device installed for a period of nine months to fifteen months after the initial loss of license. There are more significant penalties for a second offenses DWI DUI or third offenses DWI DUI. All DWI DUI charges include large fines and potential jail time.
The New Jersey criminal defense attorneys at DHD have experience in evaluating your DWI DUI case and can develop a strategy to assist in defending it entirely if you were not intoxicated, or seeking to have it reclassified as a lower tier offense, and negotiating the minimal amount of penalties required. If you are arrested in New Jersey for DWI or DUI, you need to consult with a New Jersey criminal defense attorney in order to understand your rights and to obtain the best possible outcome. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys includes two former Essex County prosecutors who have handled DWI DUI cases in municipalities throughout New Jersey, including Essex County, Union County, Morris County, Passaic County and Somerset County. Please call or email Brandon D. Minde, Chair of the firm’s Criminal Law Practice, for a free consultation at (908) 272-0200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.