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.
During the holidays, many people drink more than they normally do. At holiday gatherings, alcohol is often free and free-flowing. Police in New Jersey and across the country know that and often step up DWI enforcement around the holidays.
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.