As a New Jersey drunk driving defense lawyer, I defend numerous clients accused of driving under the influence of alcohol. Many of these people made the simple mistake of having a few drinks and then deciding to drive without giving due consideration to their condition. The penalties for driving while intoxicated in New Jersey can be quite hefty, and recently more and more women are finding out what it’s like to be stopped for DWI. According to a recent news article, there seems to be an uptrend in the number of female drivers being arrested for drunk driving.
At The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, we have commented on a number of DWI injury cases involving women. Recently, a Westfield, NJ, woman was charged with second-degree aggravated assault with a motor vehicle for hitting a pedestrian just outside a Lord & Taylor store; she was allegedly drunk at the time.