New Jersey’s drunken driving laws are rather stiff, to say the least, and more than one motorist has been caught off-guard by a seemingly simple traffic stop that then developed into a serious DWI arrest. But as experienced drunk driving defense lawyers, my firm understands that our state is not alone in this regard. All across the country, driving under the influence has become socially unacceptable to the point that DWI laws provide for harsh penalties for anyone convicted of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated by alcohol or impaired by prescription medications (drug DUI).
A DWI or drug DUI arrest can spell trouble for almost anyone regardless of whether they live in Monmouth, Ocean, Passaic or Bergen County. The stiff monetary penalties, as well as the potential jail time, especially for multiple offenders, makes driving while intoxicated a risky undertaking to say the least. As New Jersey DWI defense attorneys, I and my staff of highly qualified trial lawyers understand the risks of getting behind the wheel anytime a person has had even one glass of wine or one bottle of beer.
There is no sense in taking a chance on being arrested for DWI, even when one doesn’t believe that he or she is intoxicated. In light of the zealous nature of our local and state police officers, which is matched only by the tough drunken driving laws of this state, makes driving under the influence a foolhardy activity. Granted, many people may not realize that they are legally drunk and end up facing the full force of New Jersey’s drunken driving statutes. In such cases, it is highly advisable to seek the counsel of an experienced legal professional.