Tough Defense Against Drunk Driving Charges
If you have been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) in New Jersey, you may be scared, confused and wonder what the charges mean for your future if convicted. If you are convicted, even for a first offense, the law now requires you to install an ignition interlock device on your steering wheel for a minimum of three months.
At the law firm of Law Office of Marc A. Calello, P.C., Marc stays current with legislative updates and case law. He uses that knowledge to provide a tough defense to fight the charges you are facing. If you are arrested, call 973-235-1400 to protect your rights.
Get Help Understanding The Potential Penalties
Typically, penalties, if convicted of DWI/DUI, can include jail time, community service, fines and license suspension. New Jersey recently revised the law to loosen the license suspension penalty, however, now requires an ignition interlock device for all drivers convicted of DWI/DUI. This device is aimed at keeping someone from operating a vehicle if it finds alcohol on the driver’s breath. Call Marc today for answers to any question you may have about this device or other consequences you are facing.
Under New Jersey law, you can violate DWI/DUI laws in two ways: DUI and DUI Per Se. Each of these violations requires solid proof in order for a conviction to be made. Generally, a test to determine your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is the most common way of determining whether you were legally impaired or not at the time of your arrest.
If you are 21 or over, your legal BAC limit is .08%. The BAC limit is different for commercial drivers or drivers under 21.
The higher your BAC is, the harsher the penalties you will face. You may also face enhanced penalties if you are charged with a DUI in addition to other factors, such as having a child in the car with you when you are arrested or causing property damage.
Learn More About What We Can Do For You By Scheduling An Appointment
The impacts of being convicted of a DUI can be long-lasting. Work with a criminal defense attorney who uses his knowledge and experience to build a tough defense for the best possible outcome in your case. Learn more about how the law firm Law Office of Marc A. Calello, P.C., can defend your right to a fair and just outcome by calling 973-235-1400 or emailing through this website to schedule an appointment.