As human beings, we all make bad decisions just about every day. However, a decision to get behind the wheel when you are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs is one that can impact your life for many years to come.
Being arrested for DWI can be a frightening experience. Whether a police officer determined based on his or her observation that you were driving while impaired, or testing showed that you had a blood alcohol content over the legal limit (.08) or drugs in your system, you can be taken into custody.
Getting a driver's license is a coming-of-age accomplishment for many teenagers. However, that license can quickly be taken away, especially if the teen decides to drink and drive. In New Jersey, there are significant penalties for those who are charged with underage DUI.
If there is a way out of your drunk driving charge, wouldn't you want to find it? With the help of a New Jersey criminal defense attorney, you may be able to do just that. An experienced attorney may be able to identify flaws in the drunk driving case against you, increasing the likelihood of a positive outcome in your criminal defense proceeding.
A Bergen county police officer was listed in critical condition after his car was rear-ended by a drunk driver on Route 46. The collision caused more than a six-hour delay on the busy public highway.
There have long been questions concerning the accuracy of breath tests used by New Jersey prosecutors and law enforcement officers when charging individuals with alleged DUI infractions. Per orders of the New Jersey Supreme court, modifications were supposed to have been made as to the equipment to be used and the way breathalyzer tests were to be conducted.