Across the United States, driving while intoxicated (DWI) is being prosecuted heavily as authorities attempt to curb drunk driving. DWI laws can also include driving while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, and even valid prescription drugs. In some cases, you do not even have to be actually impaired to be arrested - as long as your blood alcohol concentration exceeds the legal limit, you will be charged with DWI.
But even with evidence such as chemical and field sobriety tests against you, DWI charges can be beat. "Breathalyzers" (alcotest) are notorious for their many flaws, and field sobriety tests, if administered incorrectly, can lead to unreliable results. Our Passaic County DWI lawyer understands the latest and most cutting-edge ways to effectively challenge DWI charges and test results. Learn more about your options and potential defenses by contacting us today.
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The higher your blood alcohol content, the higher your penalties. Minors will face charges if they have any detectable amount of alcohol in their system due to New Jersey's zero tolerance law. DWI penalties also increase if you are an offender with a prior conviction on your record.
The penalties you could be facing if convicted of DWI for the first time:
In addition to the criminal penalties, your insurance rates may also increase and you may also lose your job if your employer requires a valid driver's license and clean driving record (especially for commercial drivers). It is important to have a Passaic County criminal defense attorney help you beat these charges and fight to keep your driving privileges.
Have you been charged with DWI in Passaic, Bergen County, or Morris County? Terence M. Scott knows what it takes to defend you. Put his over 30 years of proven experience and insight as a former prosecutor to work for you.
Call (973) 828-0711 to reach us.
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