If one was looking for a worst-case scenario when it comes to a drunk driving arrest, look no further than the pages of local and state news outlets for traffic collisions involving accused drunken drivers. It’s one thing to be arrested for DWI or drug DUI following a routine traffic stop for a minor driving infraction or defective vehicle equipment; but, it’s another situation altogether when a motorist is arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol or prescription drugs.
As New Jersey drunk driving defense lawyers, I and my staff of highly qualified criminal attorneys have decades of combined experience. I, myself, worked on the other side of the aisle as a municipal prosecutor for years, which gives me a unique perspective on how the State views drunk driving defendants and the strategies used to attain convictions against accused DWI violators.
One thing that is certain: when a traffic accident occurs and the police believe that the driver who caused the crash may have been drunk or otherwise impaired by alcohol or other substances — such as prescription meds or illicit drugs like cocaine or marijuana — the consequences for that act can rise accordingly.