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Having a knowledgeable DUI lawyer in New Jersey fighting for your case has numerous benefits. For starters, you won’t have to deal with filling out police reports or contacting pesky insurance agencies. Moreover, you will have a skilled professional working on your behalf to eliminate the charges and have you move on from the case. There is an ideal DUI lawyer in New Jersey waiting for your call today.
In the state of New Jersey, it is illegal for a person to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Those found guilty of this crime will be arrested and charged with Driving While intoxicated, or DWI. There are numerous ways for a motorist to be charged with DWI. The most common is by having a blood alcohol content (BAC) level exceeding .08 percent at the time of arrest. This is the standard measure of alcohol impairment for drivers over the age of 21. The BAC minimum required for the arrest of a minor (driver under 21 years old) is only .01 percent and for a commercial vehicle driver it is .04 percent.
New Jersey DWI laws can be prosecuted in two ways. The first is called the “per se” law, in which a driver that is over the minimum BAC of .08 percent will be arrested, regardless of whether they showed signs of intoxication or not. The other method is by arresting a person if they exhibit physical intoxication, regardless of BAC level, such as by swerving while driving or failing a field sobriety test.
DWI Convictions in New Jersey are considered for 10 years from arrest date to the next arrest date and will affect repeat offender penalties. With every subsequent DWI a motorist is convicted for in New Jersey, their jail time, fines and other punishments increase.
New Jersey takes DWI charges very seriously. In 2005, New Jersey legislators adopted John’s law, in which police can impound the vehicle of drunk driver.
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