Sometimes embarrassment seems to be the biggest part of receiving a drunk driving summons. As a New Jersey DWI defense attorney, many of the individuals I represent feel humiliated after being arrested for driving while intoxicated, but I always remind them that a drunken driving conviction itself is no laughing matter.
Being branded with a first-time conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol not only hits your wallet but also your lifestyle. In the worst case scenario, it can also jeopardize your social standing and even cost you your job. Believe me, get over the embarrassment of a drunk driving summons and contact a qualified DWI defense lawyer, fast.
It doesn’t take much to merit an arrest for DWI. Recently, a Cranford man was arrested by police on drunk driving charges at a Garwood convenience store. According to reports, this individual drove his car haphazardly through the store’s parking area and struck one of the vehicles parked there. Not an Earth-shattering event, but enough to get the attention of one of the store’s employees.
That store cleck called the Garwood Police Department, which dispatched a squad car to assess the situation. Shortly after 8am, an officer arrived and found a damaged vehicle in the parking lot, after which the officer determined that William Parisio, 21, was the driver of the 1999 Subaru Forester that hit the parked vehicle. According to reports, the man was taken into custody and transported to the Garwood Police station where he was given a breathalyzer test, which he failed. He was charged with drunk driving and released pending a later court date.
Don’t let a moment’s indiscretion harm an otherwise clean record. The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are available in six locations throughout New Jersey. You may contact us 24/7 for a free initial consultation regarding your drunk driving, drug DUI, or breath test refusal.
Cranford man charged with DWI after hitting car in Garwood, NJ.com, July 9, 2009