DWI Checkpoints: Fees, License Suspensions, and Possible Jail Time? Contacting an Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer in NJ is Critical!

New Jersey Criminal Lawyers Schwartz Posnock

You’ve had a few too many, but you still think you are able to drive? The police force of New Jersey knows that with Summertime comes daytime drinking, barbeques, holidays, bars, and mindsets like your own.

You might come across many impaired-driving checkpoints while driving this summer in New Jersey, because sobriety checkpoints are legal and have the potential to prevent 1 of 10 DUI-related deaths. During a sobriety checkpoint, suspicious drivers are briefly detained and interviewed, thereby, weeding out inebriated drivers and keeping the roads safe. Locations of these checkpoints are temporary and “random”, however you can learn more about when or where the checkpoints may occur by checking www.roadblock.org.

In New Jersey, operating a motor vehicle when your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .08 percent or above is illegal. New Jersey has lower BAC limits for drivers of commercial vehicles and minors under the age of 21 (.01% or higher and .04% and higher, respectively). Being charged with DUI/DWI convictions in New Jersey comes with serious consequences. A first time offense can cost you up to 30 days in jail, $250.00-500.00 in fines, and 3 months to 1 year of license suspension. These consequences increase with each offense. By your third offense, you can find yourself spending a mandatory 180 days in jail, paying $1,000.00 in fines, and facing 10 years of license suspension.

 If you are charged with a DUI/DWI, you will want to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney. In some states, individuals can plea bargain for a lesser charge. Unfortunately, there is no plea bargaining DWI cases in the State of New Jersey. However, the experienced criminal defense attorneys at Schwartz & Posnock are aware of various defenses that can lead to not guilty verdicts, dismissal, or a plea to a reduced charge.

Our firm has handled Municipal Court criminal and traffic cases throughout the Jersey Shore, in the Monmouth County Superior Court in Freehold, the Ocean County Superior Court in Toms River, and the Atlantic County Superior Court in Atlantic City, New Jersey, for over thirty years. We have a proven track record of excellent results for our clients. Please contact us in any one of our convenient locations, including our Monmouth County office, located in Eatontown (at the Jersey Shore), our Essex County office, located in Livingston, our Union County office, located in Linden, or our Middlesex County office, located in East Brunswick, to discuss your case. You may call the experienced criminal defense attorneys of Schwartz & Posnock at 732-544-1460 or email us at info@schwartzposnock.com.

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