New Jersey takes an aggressive stance towards those caught drinking and driving. Laws are strict, penalties are tough and prosecutors vigorously prosecute those charged. Those charged with DWI offenses face severe monetary penalties and, more importantly, mandatory suspension of their driving privileges.
New Jersey does not permit plea bargaining of DWI offenses. The State does not provide for a provisional license for any purpose, and suspensions can impact your livelihood and your ability to care for family members. A DWI charge is a permanent mark on your driving record. If you have been charged with a DWI, you would do well to consider engaging experienced counsel who is familiar with the laws and can hold the State to its burden. Cohn Lifland has that experience and is ready to assess your case, guide you through your options and help you come to the best possible conclusion for your legal matter.
New Jersey DWI Laws Explained
In New Jersey, regardless of whether you believe yourself to be sober, you are legally under the influence of alcohol if you have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. It is also illegal to drive under the influence of narcotic, hallucinogenic or habit-producing drugs. Here is a summary of the penalties according to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission:
Many of these penalties increase if the operation of the vehicle occurred within a school zone or school crossing.
Contact Cohn Lifland
Cohn Lifland has years of experience representing those charged with DWI offenses. If you have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you are facing serious consequences. Our diligent attorneys will explore all legal defenses available. We will investigate the circumstances of the stop. We will investigate the validity of the testing done to determine your blood alcohol content, including field sobriety test, breathalyzer tools and blood work. And we will work tirelessly to defend your rights and protect your future.
We are committed to guiding you towards the best possible conclusion. For a firm dedicated to protecting clients, call Cohn Lifland today at 201-845-9600 or send us an email online. From our office in Saddle Brook, our lawyers help clients throughout northern New Jersey.