Although it’s a very serious offense, a charge of DUI (driving under the influence) or DWI (driving while intoxicated) is classified as a misdemeanor in most states. However, circumstances can arise that will elevate the charge to the level of felony. Because of the increased seriousness of the charge, a conviction for felony DUI carries … Continue reading Felony DUI
Commercial drivers, such as semi drivers, bus drivers, and other professional drivers, drive under the licensure of a commercial driver’s license (CDL). For obvious and important reasons, these commercial drivers must conform to much stricter impaired-driving standards than noncommercial drivers do. An impaired commercial driver, whether hauling 60 tons of cargo or a bus full … Continue reading Know the Regulations Regarding Commercial DUI
Imagine the following scenario: you go out for a few happy hour cocktails with friends after work, have a few, drink some water, wait an hour or so, and hop in your car to get home. On your way home, you drive 5 miles per hour above the speed limit just like everyone around you … Continue reading DWI Tips for Your Next Encounter
A criminal conviction on your permanent record can have a significant impact on your life. For example, if you apply for a job and your potential employer requires that you provide a background check, even a conviction for a minor offense could keep you from getting a job. Similarly, a landlord may be hesitant to … Continue reading Expungement in New Jersey
You are driving along, perhaps aware of the fact that you have had more to drink than you should have, when suddenly there are police lights behind you. The next thing you know, you are being handcuffed, taken to the police station, fingerprinted, photographed, and sitting in a cell until someone bails you out or … Continue reading New Jersey DWI? What’s Next?
Getting arrested is always frightening, especially if you have never been in that type of situation before. You may be a generally law-abiding citizen who made the decision to drive home on this occasion. Now, you are facing serious allegations of driving under the influence (DUI). Many people who are arrested for a first-time DUI … Continue reading Your First–and Hopefully Last–DUI
Being stopped by police is never a pleasant experience. Even if you know you have done nothing wrong, seeing flashing lights in your rear-view mirror can cause instant anxiety and even defensiveness. These feelings can be significantly escalated if you believe you are under suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs. … Continue reading Tips for Interacting with Police During a DUI Stop
When a law enforcement officer suspects that an individual is driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, they must have probable cause to support an arrest. In addition, in order to secure a conviction for DUI, a prosecutor must have sufficient evidence that a driver had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over the legal limit … Continue reading Is The Alcotest Being Phased Out?
Most of us rely on our driver’s licenses for many reasons including earning a living, attending school, and attending many other important obligations. If the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) suspends your license for any reason, you could experience significant interruptions in your life. Fortunately, hiring an experienced license suspension defense attorney in NJ … Continue reading Benefits of Hiring a License Suspension Lawyer
If you have never faced a DWI charge before, the process can be intimidating and stressful. The following are some important DWI facts that can be helpful for drivers in New Jersey: You should always pull over when a police officer signals you to do so. If you try to outrun the police to avoid … Continue reading 15 DWI Facts You Need to Know