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If you or someone close to you has been charged with a DWI in New Jersey, we can help. With years of experience, our seasoned New Jersey DWI attorneys understand how to protect your rights during every phase of your drunk driving case. We understand the serious negative impact a drunk driving conviction can have on your future, which is why we will zealously protect your rights at every step of the way.drunk driving

In New Jersey, driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher can form the basis of a driving while intoxicated (DWI) charge. The limit is lower for underage drivers (i.e., people under the age of 21) and commercial drivers. It is important to note that a person can be charged with a DWI if his or her ability to drive has been impaired by any type of drug (legal or illegal) as well.

Last month, a Union City driver was charged with a DWI after he smashed into 36 parked cars, causing thousands of dollars in damage. The Hoboken Police Department responded to the scene after receiving several calls about a driver in a white 2010 Honda heading north on Bloomfield Street.

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driverDriving under the influence of alcohol can lead to serious consequences such as fines, imprisonment and the loss of your driving privileges. If you or someone you know is facing drunk driving charges, you need to reach out to a seasoned New Jersey DWI attorney who can help. With extensive experience, we understand the nuances of this area of law and can aggressively negotiate to lower the penalties you are facing or try to get the charges dismissed altogether.

A Rockaway woman drove drunk to pick up a man who was charged with drunk driving. M.V., age 49, was charged with a DWI and reckless driving when she arrived at the police station appearing to be impaired. She was there to pick up 45-year-old R.W., of Washington, who had called her and asked her to pick him up after he had been charged with a DWI, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane and failure to obey traffic signal. Police administered field sobriety tests on M.V., which she failed and subsequently arrested her.

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jerseyIf you have been charged with a DWI in New Jersey, you need to reach out to a seasoned New Jersey DWI attorney who can help you understand the laws and penalties involved in your case. With extensive experience in this area of law, we can advocate for your rights every step of the way.

An impaired driving charge in New Jersey is known as a driving while intoxicated (DWI) offense. The basic offense of a DWI consists of a person operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher. If an individual is under the age of 21, New Jersey has a zero tolerance policy and that person will be charged with a DWI if he or she has a BAC of 0.01 percent or higher. If a person is behind the wheel with a BAC of 0.10 percent of higher, that person will be charged with an aggravated DWI and face enhanced penalties.

A recent report compiled by Nj.com ranked all the towns along the Jersey Shore from least to most DWI arrests made, based on the square mileage of the town. The data was obtained through the New Jersey Municipal Court statistics from July 2016 to July 2017. The statistics for each town include arrests made by both local and state police.

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glassesIf you have been charged with underage DWI in New Jersey, you need a seasoned New Jersey DWI attorney on your side. Drinking and driving is always a bad idea, regardless of your age. However, when underage drivers are charged or convicted of a DWI, it can have far-reaching consequences for their lives. Beyond the traditional penalties, such as fines and license suspension, a DWI conviction could affect your college, employment, and housing applications. Thus, a DWI charge should never be taken lightly. You can trust that we will help build a strong defense in your case.

Earlier this week, a Franklin man was arrested for drunk driving after he was found asleep behind the wheel at a traffic light. The man, just 20 years old, was charged with underage driving while intoxicated, careless driving, failure to keep right, delaying traffic, and failure to observe traffic signal.

Police responded to a report that a motorist was asleep at the light. When an officer arrived at the scene, he noticed that the driver was asleep with his foot still on the brake pedal. The police officer proceeded to wake the driver up, engaged in conversation with him, and determined he was showing signs of intoxication. The man then failed a field sobriety test and was charged.

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ambulanceA drunk driving charge or arrest can be extremely damaging to one’s professional and personal reputation. If you have been charged with a DWI, you need to reach out to a seasoned New Jersey DWI attorney who can help. With years of experience, we are committed to defending our clients and protecting their rights at every step of the way.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over a million people across the country were arrested for driving under the influence in 2016. That same year, about 28 percent of all traffic-related deaths in the country involved alcohol-impaired driving. While states have tried to implement many different anti-DWI measures over the years, it is hard to know which ones have truly been effective.

In New Jersey, the basic offense of driving while intoxicated (DWI) occurs when a person operates a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 or above. It is important to note that a person can be charged with a DWI if they are under the influence of a drug that impairs their ability to drive safely. This can be a legal or illegal drug.

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DWI charges can have life-long consequences. These charges can be even more severe when they are coupled with other charges, such as operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license or assault by auto. If you have been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) in New Jersey, you need to reach out to a New Jersey DWI lawyer who can help. With years of experience, we know how to defend your case in an effective manner.

Last week, a woman was charged with a DWI after she crashed into the back of a car, causing a 12-year-old child in the back sear to be ejected from the car. The child, whose name was not released, had to be airlifted to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson for serious injuries sustained in the crash. The driver of the vehicle who was rear-ended was not injured, and a third passenger suffered minor injuries.

Police say that the driver had a suspended driver’s license at the time of the accident. As a result, in addition to the DWI, she was charged with assault by auto, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and causing severe bodily injury while operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

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courtIf you or someone you know was arrested for drunk driving, you need to reach out to a skilled New Jersey DWI defense attorney who can help. At our firm, we are dedicated to making sure each client’s case gets the personal attention it deserves. You can rest assured that our goal is to have your charges dropped or dismissed. We can examine your case and help determine an appropriate legal strategy for this.

In New Jersey, the offense of driving while intoxicated (DWI) consists of driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher. A DWI offense is not limited to alcohol. To the contrary, being under the influence of drugs can give rise to a DWI as well. New Jersey law prohibits persons from getting behind the wheel while under the influence of “any narcotic, hallucinogenic or habit-producing drug.” These include illegal drugs, over-the-counter medications, and prescription medications.

Statistically speaking, drivers have a higher chance of getting their DWI case dismissed compared to a decade ago. DWI conviction rates are generally high in New Jersey. In 2008, 85 percent of individuals were found guilty of their DWI charges and were required to accept license suspensions, hefty fines, and more. According to the state judiciary, that rate has decreased to 71 percent over the last 10 years. Additionally, the percentage of DWI charges that were dismissed has more than doubled to 24 percent in 2017.

crashWhile many drunk driving accidents involve other vehicles, a number of these accidents are single-vehicle crashes. If you or someone close to you has been arrested for a DWI after a single-vehicle accident, you need to contact a seasoned New Jersey DWI defense attorney who knows how to get results. DWI laws are tough, and the penalties for a conviction are severe. With many years of experience, you can trust that we understand how to protect your rights.

In New Jersey, the basic offense of a DWI consists of driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or higher. If you are under the age of 21, you can be prosecuted for driving while intoxicated (DWI) if you have a BAC of 0.01 percent or higher. Drivers over the appropriate limit will be considered to be driving while intoxicated.

A single-vehicle accident is a type of motor vehicle accident in which only one vehicle is involved. The unfortunate reality is that single-car accidents are more common than you may think. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that approximately 55 percent of motor vehicle deaths in 2016 took place in single-vehicle accidents. It is important to note that in New Jersey, an individual can be charged for a DWI in a single-vehicle crash.

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courtAnyone charged with a DWI offense should understand the seriousness of the charge by seeking the help and guidance of a seasoned New Jersey DWI attorney. At our firm, we have defended many clients in their DWI cases and can defend you as well. With years of experience, we are dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients at every step of the way.

A New Jersey state trooper’s failure to follow a step in the Alcotest calibration process has raised issues about the validity of subsequent breath test results. In a comprehensive report released by the state judiciary, retired Judge Joseph Lisa stated the improper conduct of a state trooper possibly undermined DWI convictions over an eight-year time frame. The findings could result in over 20,000 drunk driving cases being tossed out.

Last year, our blog covered the story about Sgt. Marc Dennis potentially improperly calibrating Alcotest devices. Shortly thereafter, Judge Lisa was appointed by the state Supreme Court to conduct hearings on cases handled by Dennis, a coordinator in the State Police Alcohol Drug Testing Unit, whose job entailed testing the accuracy of breath-test devices used by New Jersey Police. In 2016, it was alleged that Dennis lied on official documents about performing a legally required temperature check while calibrating three Alcotest devices, which are designed to measure the blood-alcohol level of allegedly intoxicated drivers.

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teenage driverAn underage DWI should never be taken lightly, since it can negatively affect your future in many ways, including your college and employment opportunities. Our skilled New Jersey DWI attorneys can help, whether it is your first DWI or a subsequent charge. Our firm has the resources, knowledge, and experience to handle your case. We have a thorough understanding of what it takes to make a DWI charge stick and what you need to do to defeat it.

According to a new study released by the Colorado State University, about 33 percent of recent high school graduates across the country reported to riding in a car with an impaired driver at least once in the previous year. The study revealed that young adults are more likely to ride with a driver impaired by marijuana than a driver impaired by alcohol.

The study, published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol & Drugs, analyzed data collected in 2013-2014 in two annual surveys, each of which included more than 2,000 young people one or two years after they graduated from high school. According to the study, the impaired driver was more likely to be a peer than an older adult, which is alarming because young impaired drivers are 17 times more likely than adults to die in a crash when their BAC is over the legal limit.

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